Monthly Archives: November 2003

Jagr to Pheonix

Before everyone starts to bash me, let me say off the bat that this is just an idea and there is no truth behind this. I propose that the Caps and Coyotes pull off a deal similar to that of the Kovalev. By that I mean getting rid of “mistakes”.

MantaRay Power Rankings for 11/30/03

“”Welcome to week #6 of MantaRay Power Rankings.

This ranking includes all games played through Saturday, November 29nd.

(The ranking in parenthesis reflects how each team finished the previous week).


Top Ten:

-Philadelphia earns their #1 spot

-Av’s coming on strong

-PREDS???? first time ever in the Elite

Middle of Pack:

-Thrasher drop out of elite

-Ranger$ and Stars climb out of the barrel

-Oilers slip several spots

Bottom of the Barrel:

-Islanders sending out an SOS

-Canes & Sharks improve

-Pens now officially the worst team in the NHL

It was historic, an honor to be there…..and I'll never do it again!!!

Welcome Oiler fans. Once again(2nd time in 3 weeks)I’m late again. I’ve had finals at school going on, and just not enough time to contribute. But there almost done now, just a few more demo’s left and I’m through with that. On to my boys. It was a good week for them. 2 for 3, and probably the most historic regular season game in NHL history. And if every outdoor game is going to be that cold, I don’t want to do it again! So let’s begin, and let’s try to contribute a little more Oiler fans, and non Oiler fans too. Let me know what you think of the team.

20 Games into the Season, Trade Rumors, US Heritage Game, and New HTR Addition

Twenty games into this maturing season is long enough for general managers to review their team rosters and maybe make some changes.

A lot of trade rumors are starting to roam around freely, too freely. Bruce Garrioch is a disgrace to hockey jounralism once again, and he is stealing money from Canadians.

A beautiful outdoor game between two great Canadian teams, how about the US teams do the same? And you know where they should do it…..or do you?

Finally, I will be pleased to release big news for HockeyTradeRumors. Come in and find out!

Habs on the move!

The NHL Network has said that Ron Hainsey and Marcel Hossa have been sent down to Hamilton and Mike Komisarek and Pierre Dagenais are coming up to “The Big Show”. What can we read into this?

It's Time For Bettman to Go

The upcoming outdoor game is drawing a great deal of excitement in the hockey world, and that is good. But I happen to think it is being handled very stupidly by the league office. It is yet another mistake in the horror that has been Gary Bettman’s tenure as commissioner.

Rocks Rumors: Kidd, Berezin, Allison, Straka and Detroit's Goaltending

According to several sources, Trevor Kidd, the Toronto Maple Leaf backup who underweant offseason surgery, is more than likely going to be bought out by the Maple Leaf organization. This news comes after Kidd has been cleared to play. Quinn also said that he would like to be cumfortable placing Kidd in net, but he has not felt that yet.

Another Sign That The Apocalypse Is Upon Us

Did you miss me? I didn’t think so….

The NHL has hired the consulting firm responsible for the content and tone of Al Gore’s failed presidential campaign to do “promotion and public relations”.

So stop complaining that the NHL doesn’t do enough to promote their product to the general public – because it’s about to get much, much worse……

“It’s been said that people in hell want ice water – if that’s all they want, maybe they deserve to be there.” – Andrew Vachss

Hockey is no longer fun: From a true hockey hero

According to, oldtimer Guy Lafleur has said hockey is now boring, and guess what, I kind of agree.

Anson Carter in Montreal?

I have heard from indirect sources that a sports radio station (i believe Team990) have announced that Glen Sather has been in discussion with Montreal GM Bob Gainey about an undisclosed trade.

Hawks & Islanders set to deal?

TSN is reporting that the New York Islanders are looking to dump even more salary and trade Mark Parrish to the troubled Chicago Blackhawks. Rumour has it they are looking to include Eric Cairns in the package as well. Hawks GM bob Pulford said that Wiemer was a part of a bigger deal that would have been done, but it hinged on Wiemer clearing waivers, which didn’t happen. No word on who may be returning to the Island. The Isles fans cant be happy about this sudden penny pinching tactics. If the Isles are looking to deal Hamrlik, then will look to Cairns to take some of that ice time, and doesn’t make sense trading him for salary purposes at only $900,000. Hamrlik, Niniima & Aucion were all among the top 10 in ice time last year and the coach Steve Stirling was looking to ease the load on them by giving Cairns more ice time. So what is Mad Mike up to in Long Island? Stay tuned to see what develops.

Oates is an Oiler! is reporting that the Edmonton Oilers have signed 41- year-old free agent centre Adam Oates has agreed to a one-year contract. General Manager Kevin Lowe says the decision to sign Oates came after it was determined that centre Marty Reasoner would be lost to the team for up to a month with injuries to both his ankle and his knee.


In the most recent news from Edmonton, the San Jose Sharks are showing apparent interest in Mike Comrie. It has been reported that Comrie would go to San Jose in exchange for Johnathon Cheechoo and another Minor league defenceman. This could happen within in next few days.