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There are still a few teams that could benefit from a goalie like Byron Dafoe. He has put up some solid numbers in his career, but has limited playoff experience.
The following was a story written last year on September 11, and, on the anniversary of the attacks, I’m again going to bring it to your attention, as a piece for reflection. I also impore you to read my article on my World Issues Page (a link also appears in the “Notes” section), September 11- A Year Later (NOTE: it is long), think about it and reflect. In the end, in doing your normal, everday things, use this day as a day of reflection and thought, but also as a day to celebrate life and forget about your problems: it’s the least we could do for those innocent victims who died last year.
HTR Vice Administrator & Editor-In-Chief, DG’s World Issues Page
“Dedicated to preserving the memories of those who lost their lives on Sept. 11, 2001″
Tom Hicks To Explore Possible Sale of Dallas Stars Hockey Club (rushing)
Panthers are champions! (pantherboy)
The season opener is a month away, but already it is open season on the Maple Leafs defence.
Restricted Free Agent Jarome Iginla is looking for a new team that can afford him after his tribulations with the Calgary Flames. He is not happy with what the Flames have to offer in more ways then one. Now that he has become a superstar he wants a better team. He is looking at a team that is serious about winning the Stanley Cup. A team that is looking ahead and don’t underestimate what Jarome can do. The Los Angeles Kings seem to best fit the profile. He is probably going to move for a draft pick most definitely soon.
It has been rumored on Sporting News Radio that the Boston Bruins are continuing their search for a scoring winger to replace recently departed Bill Guerin, who went to the Dallas Stars this summer. Although it is near impossible to replace a guy like Guerin, the Bruins are supposedly talking to the New York Rangers about a possible deal, which would send tough winger Radek Dvorak to Boston.
The Salary Cap: How much longer?
ESPN: Giving hockey the high stick
On the radar screen: Thereon Fleury, Byron Dafoe, Andrew Cassels, the Anaheim Mighty Ducks and more
Over the Last few Seasons some teams have become jokes and underachievers…While others are not being recognized for their talent.
On August 7, 2002, USA Today reported that Bryan Berard was very close to signing with the Boston Bruins. Sure, he had an inconsistent comeback year, but who wouldn’t after an injury like he had. Could this soon-to-be signing be the defencemen the Bruins have been looking for?
Daigle: not much to “Crow” about
Karyia gets a pay cut
Ferraro retires to the broadcast booth
With hockey approaching rather quickly, teams are getting last minute signings and trades to try and start the season on a winnning note. The Canadiens have been rather quiet and still NEED to ink Jose Theodore.
The Stanley Cup: Makebe-Leaf-ing in Toronto
Can Krupp rescue his career in Atlanta?
On the radar screen
Faceoff.com is reporting that Alexander Korolyuk has signed with Ak Bars Kazan of the Russian Superleague, the team with which he played six games two years ago. Korolyuk is a restricted Group II free agent which means the Sharks would be eligible to match any offer made by another team.
Well what to say? After CUJO left for Hockeytown there were loads of dissapointed fans around and the aquisition of Belfour coming off a sub-par season couldn’t in any way make the fans of CUJO happy.
FOR the past three years, the Vancouver Canucks have been one of hockey’s fastest rising teams, going from cellar dwellers to Stanley Cup contenders in the process. Built patiently by General Manager Brian Burke, the Canucks have become a formidable opponent in the National Hockey League and should be formidable for many more years to come. However, of all the successes that Burke has achieved over the years, there is one area that his patient style has failed in, and that is the world of free agents. Where other teams have dived right in and fixed their teams instantly- or at least thought so- the Canucks sat back patiently, watching all of their targets get snapped up by more aggressive clubs. Fortunately for them, none of those free agents has ever been theirs- until now.
…AND so Pat Quinn was heavily fined by Gary Bettman, for last week publicly promising a 2004-2005 lockout, but that hardly matters, not when a lout like the Toronto GM and his buddies such as Vancouver GM Brian Burke continue to spread smoke under the NHL imprimatur that big- market teams such as the Rangers and Stars are imperiling the foundation of the league.
Here is the final edition for 2001-02, covering the entire year. My list of everyone who deserves more attention and those who have more in common with what stinks (literally) currently in Toronto…anyhow, this is my list: again, feel free to comment and/or provide your own.
(World Issues Page Announcement inside)
Ok, I know I’ve sat here and defended the Red Wings spending spree until I was blue in the face. I still don’t think they’re overly guilty. However, I’m also an extreme homer and do recognize that there is an extreme money problem in the NHL. With the Rangers going out and spending about 25 million dollars on getting 4 of the top 10 free agents on the market, plus getting Bure for almost nothing at the deadline (up to 35 million dollars on 5 players who definately are not worth 35 million dollars), things have gotten out of control.
NOTE: This is a compendium of Quick Hits over the past two weeks
Kozlov shuffles out of Buffalo
Senators: rebuilding or remodeling?
Belfour’s a Predator…for now
On the radar screen
(World Issues Page Announcement Inside)
Last minute opinions on big name free agents. The Frenzy has begun.