Author Archives: DG

Season Predictions Part 2: Western Conference

Western Conference: Alot of changes over in the west this summer, many teams have changed and from a non-playoff team into possible Stanley Cup Contenders. Every year the standings are close, last year just six points separated the ninth from the fourth place team. What are your predictions for the West?

HTR's 2000th Article

Pop the champagne corks…this is’s 2000th story. In a few short months HTR’s celebrated their 3000th member and the one-year anniversary of increased (and increasing readership). To everyone here at HTR- members and admins like me- let’s all keep up the good work.

Daniel Grasso,

DG's Quick Hits- September 24, 2002

This week:

Jonsson: Not impressed with crackdown

Brian Burke wakes up

On the radar screen: Eddie Belfour, Nordique Imposters, the NHL’s worst team, Alexandre Daigle, Sam Roberts, NHL players slipping through the cracks, and more

NHL games outdoors? Hmmmmmmm

I was running through a Google Search and just “accidently” ran across this while searching for something else. I find this rather interesting. What do you think?

Hockey and Music

Hello everyone.

As you may know- or not, it doesn’t matter- for the past few months I’ve been running a music Web Site on top of my World Issues Page where I’ve reviewed 13 albums, keep up a Top 20 of the best songs currently on the radio and have now added a new feature where you, the readers, get to pick your favourite songs, with a reader’s poll running alongside my chart (a link to this feature appears in the “Notes” section). Anyway, I’m getting ready to post a list of the Top 100 songs of the past five years (1997-2002) based on quality, and I’m doing a series of other pieces to compliment this. Since I’m a member of, I thought I’d ask you guys, my fellow hockey fans, about any correlations music has with hockey. Once I collect the results, I’ll post the findings as another article when the Top 100 gets posted.

Isles Re-sign Mad Mike

PLAINVIEW, N.Y. (AP) — The New York Islanders extended general manager Mike Milbury’s contract Monday, signing him to a multiyear deal.

Where should Dafoe go?

by wingman

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.

Stats at:

Remembering The Ace and Mark Bavis

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.


Daniel Grasso

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”

Two Articles

Tom Hicks To Explore Possible Sale of Dallas Stars Hockey Club (rushing)

Panthers are champions! (pantherboy)

Leafs Defend Their Defense


The season opener is a month away, but already it is open season on the Maple Leafs defence.

Igilna to be King

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.

Boston Trade Rumor

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.

DG's Quick Hits- August 11, 2002

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