Author Archives: Lint07
“Nothing really new” was Tom Poti’s answer when he was asked if there had been any progress in negotiations between his agent, Jay Fee, and Oiler GM Kevin Lowe. Eventually this situation will rectify itself one way or the other, and quite possibly sooner rather than later.
Since the Board has been slow lately I thought I would pass the following rumours along. (One trade the other UFA news)
Just enough time left for me to get in my last licks before the regular season is finally underway. I noticed some noteworthy roster cuts, there’s already an injury or two, and perhaps I’ll throw out a prediction or two.
A bit of a surprise to the Pens organization and fans present at the Icoplex, the Pens pratice facility, on Monday.
The final cuts have just been announced and the roster is down to the required 23 players. The final decisions were the toughest and 6 NHL level players were cut, players that would have made the rosters of several teams in the league.
As expected, the rumors of either (or both) Jason Allison and Tony Amonte to the Rangers continue. Allison, an unsigned restricted free agent has claimed to be unhappy with Boston and wants out bad after an ongoing contract squabble. Amonte has been rumored from everywhere to N.Y. to Detroit to Colorado to Nashville, and it appears (again) he may be on the move.
A few more days until the new season starts! Teams are beginning to narrow down their rosters. The Flyers have reportedly reduced theirs and now the Boston Bruins have narrowed down the size of their roster.
Here are the odds, out of Vegas, for the 2002 Stanley Cup Championship.
The Edmonton Oilers have two more games to play before the new season begins, and yesterday they made another wave of roster cuts. The Oilers go into Cowtown tomorrow with only 29 players left on the preseason team.
Ted Kulfan of the Detroit News reports that Red Wings goaltender Chris Osgood, who was left unprotected in the upcoming waiver draft, doubts he’ll be selected by another club. Osgood points to his high salary as the reason why he may still be a Red Wing after the waiver draft.
The Washington Capitals today signed center Jeff Halpern, a restricted free agent, to a two-year contract. Financial terms were not disclosed. The deal also includes a club option for a third year.
In the constant battle to gain an upper edge on their opposition, NHl teams have drstically expanded their scouting into previously untapped areas. More and more europeans are being drafted than ever before, and a significant number of those “prospects” are well into their 20’s.
8 Days. 8 more days and the new season will be underway. Camps rosters are being trimmed down this week, the waiver draft goes on Friday, each team has three or four more fun games, and then… it’s “Game On!”
The following are the rules of the NHL waiver draft which may shed some light on the plight of a few teams, especially when it comes to goaltending.
This is a series of posts, one each day for the next 5 days, discussing the top ten players at each position (C,RW,LW,D, and G). Granted this is only an opinion column, but I have spoken with many different people and came up with the rankings for each position. Feel free to give any feedback.
It’s been reported on the FAN590 in Toronto and Sportsnet.ca, that after skating with friends, as well as the US Olympic team camp, that Bryan Berard is contemplating a comeback.
Take a look at the HTR Menu, see the “Live Hockey Chat”? Click on it and you can yak it up live, with other HTR members or guests. It’s free and simple. Want to critique one of my articles “to my face”, start a debate about which teams are better, maybe you have an opinion you want to share or a question you want answered? Go to the chat room and have your say! See you there.
Watched the first home game at the new American Airlines Center last night. A few notes:
Goaltender. Like the pitcher in baseball or the quarterback in football, a goalie can win or lose games almost by himself. You can have a bad team and still have a great goalie, like Florida. But you can’t possibly have a Stanley Cup winning team without the goaltending to go with it. Some teams need goalies right now and some teams have too many…
Our resident Red Wings fan, “Aaron” forwarded a local Detroit article to me about Chris Osgood that really changed my perspective on the guy. I’ll outline the article for you all, and toss in some thoughts aswell.