Monthly Archives: August 2004

What to look for- Bruins Edition

The Boston Bruins is a team that has relied on drafting and smart trades. With a potential cap, the Bruins can once again perhaps see a Golden Age.

McCabe re-signs with Leafs

The Toronto Maple Leafs have signed their go-to defenseman on Thursday. Bryan McCabe signed a multi-year contract before his arbitration hearing on Saturday….

Isles on a signing spree

Over the past week the Islanders have re-signed five of their key players

CH inks Kostitsyn to 3 year deal

As first reported by habsworld.net Bob Gainey is expected to announce the signing of Habs future star Andrei Kostitsyn.The contract is for 3 years, terms of the deal have yet to be disclosed.

Goodbye, Farewell and Amen

This is actually a season preview for the Thrashers. Two reasons why its coming right now. The first; call me an optimist, or someone who is reading between the lines and seeing a familiar scenario being played out. I believe that all or at least a substantial bit of this season will be played. The second reason has to do with the title and my tenure here at HTR. More on the latter in a bit. But first, the breakdown…

…But what about Americans?

In a poll conducted by Decima Research Inc. last month, 83 percent of those

surveyed said they would stand by the NHL even if a lockout wiped out more

than half a season as long as it results in a reduction of player salaries

and a better deal for smaller clubs…

Fans Side with NHL regarding CBA

According to TSN, of the 928 Canadian hockey fans surveyed, 83% said they would stand by the NHL even if a lockout wiped out more than half a season as long as it results in a reduction of player salaries and a better deal for smaller clubs.

56% of those think that the NHLPA are the ones that need to compromise.

Doormats No Longer!!!!

I would just like to comment on the up and comers of the NHL.

Once upon a time you could count Atlanta, Tampa, Florida, Calgary, and to a lesser extent the San Jose Sharks as two free points on the calender. Well fellas it’s safe to say you can’t count on those guaranteed points anymore.

Sullivan re-signs, plus a quick rumor

Nashville Predators forward Steve Sullivan has signed a 1-year, 3.6 million dollar contract to remain a Predator for at least one more year.

Roenick Wants out of Philly?

Spectors Hockey is reporting that Jeremy Roenick has offered to tear up his current contract in order to get out of Philadelphia.

The Canadiens… Cup Contender?

It is evident that the Montreal Canadiens displayed character and hard work in the first round of the playoffs against the Boston Bruins. Playing with an injured captain, who at the time was leading the playoff scoring, and with youngsters such as, Michael Ryder and Mike Komisarek. The team pulled together at the right time and eliminated the Bruins in a fashionable way.

What to look for – Mighty Ducks Edition

This will hopefully be a new series here on HockeyTradeRumors.com. Throught the course of this month, I will be giving my [self-proclaimed]expert view on each team. Starting it off with “A” is the Anaheim Mighty Ducks.

What The Future Holds

“The New York Rangers have not made the playoffs in the last 7 years, and throughout these 7 years the Rangers were acquiring veterans that were past there prime, players like Lindros, Bure, Messier. And finally the Rangers have a new approach.