Monthly Archives: July 2004

Just in Case of a Lockout…

If the lockout does occur, how will we satisfy the craving of watching a good ol professional hockey game? We could either:

Play ESPN NHL Hockey, or for those of us with just a PC, NHL 2005

We could watch AHL, OHL, WHL… or college games

Turn the TV to ESPN Classic

or the WHA. Part one of the draft occurred today with the nonprospects being taken.

Northeast Division Preview

Here is a preview of the northeast division. Included is the list of the players each team has at each position, UFAs, prospects, needs for each position (if any), coaches and ratings for each position for each team.

Heatley Indicted

Fulton County grand jury met today and came back with an indictment on Dany Heatley. Felony first-degree vehicular homocide, and five other misdemeanor charges.

How Much Does Your Team Owe??

Have you been wondering what your favourite hockey teams Salary obligations are? Check it all out here.

Also what to look for from this team in the off season as well as there three best prospects.

At the end see where your team ranks in the league.

Have they fallen off the face of the planet?

I’m referring to Jason Allison and Adam Deadmarsh… I don’t seem to find any rumours regarding this pair. Fair enough they haven’t exactly played much hockey recently but still they are a couple of class players who (IF fit) any team would want.

The Only Change That Makes Sense


I refuse to write any “what my team needs” articles until I’m sure that there will actually be a 2004-05 season. Instead, I will make my case for the NHL adopting a larger ice surface, since it’s the only “change to the game” that makes any sense to me from every aspect you look at it – players, fans, and even the hated Triad – owners, league officials, and referees.


“The reports that if Ron Francis wants to return for a 24th NHL season, it won’t be with the Carolina Hurricanes.

Carolina general manager Jim Rutherford told Francis on Tuesday the Canes are not interested in bringing the 41-year-old center and future Hall of Famer back as a player, offering him a position in the front office instead.

Panthers At It Again

The Panthers are expected to announce the signing of Carolina defenseman Sean Hill to a three-year deal today, reports the South-Florida Sun-Sentinel.

The WHA will conduct its draft…Who would you take #1?

The WHA will hold a player draft July 17-18, allowing each team to draft 30 NHL/AHL Free Agents on July 17 and another 30 Entry Level players on July 18. The Entry Level draft will be for players drafted but not signed in the 2002, 2003 and 2004 drafts and will also be open to players who turn 17 by January 1, 2005.

Some Free Agent Destinations are Intriguing.

Well I thought that I would weigh in on the talk of who is going where. I spend alot of time working on my NHL Free Agent site, so I have some ideas about rumors of the destination of some current unrestricted free agents. I have listed in the brackets the teams I have heard from legitimate media that are interested in the players. I also have noted where I feel they may end up at. But I could be way off too. It should give you all something to read, as I have noticed that hockey media is slow these days.

Karpovtsev signs with Panthers

The Florida Panthers have signed defenceman Alexander Karpovtsev to a two-year deal, Sportsnet has learned.

The 34-year-old Russian played three games with the New York Islanders and 24 with the Chicago Blackhawks. In 590 career games, he has 188 points.

Three's a Crowd for Kariya

According to numerous published reports, there are three teams that are hot on Paul Kariya’s tail.

The Chicago Blackhhawks, Toronto Maple Leafs and Vancouver Canucks are all highly interested in the 29-year-old left-winger.

The Detroit News suggests the Canucks might have a slight edge because Kariya was born in Vancouver.

In 51 games with the Colorado Avalanche last season, Kariya registered 11 goals and 25 assists.

July, 13/04

Unclip the Wings

I decided to take over Ken Holland’s duties for a while. I found that fixing the Wings isn’t that tough after all.