Author Archives: Lint07

Canada Camp Opens, 2 Players Added.

Team Canada’s orientation camp opens today in Calgary. There are two players, who will attend but will not be able to partake in on-ice activities so 2 new players have been issued late invites.

Another Flyers Trade Coming?

I have been hearing a rumor floating around that has the Flyers sending Jan Hlavac, a first round pick, and a later pick to Boston for Bill Guerin. Has anyone else heard about this?

Yashin deal nears completion

According to reports out of the TSN newsroom, the deal that could see Yashin sign the richest deal in NHL history could be done very soon.

Hasek

Perhaps the most important acquisition made by Ken Holland has flown largely under the radar. The popular slogan “Goaltending wins championships” (at least until the Wings got a goaltender, at which point it changed to “A good farm system wins championships”) has been largely supported in the past, with such big names as Roy, Belfour, Broduer, and Vernon capturing Stanley Cups, and two of the last five and three of the past eight (not entirely sure on that figure) Conn Smythe winners being goaltenders.

Will Cechmanek Fluke???

I need to put an end to a highly debated topic on this site, whether or not Roman Cechmanek (goalie for Philadelphia Flyers) is a fluke.

Team USA…just hopeful thinking?

With the Olympics approaching faster then most of us realize it is hard to fatham how good, or bad, that the united states hockey team will really be.

Savard seems to be interested in another oldy

Latest rumor in Montreal is about right winger Pat Verbeek. The veteran nhl player has scored 515 goals and has a total of 1043 points in 1360 games.

Controversy Plagues Russians

Russia hockey has recently named Vyacheslav Fetisov to head up it’s Olympic Team amidst growing controversy involving players, coaches and politicians.

Forsberg Skating Again

Peter Forsberg has resumed skating again for the first time since May 10th when he had surgery to remove his spleen. At home in Sweden, the superstar center has been having on ice workouts for the past week and expects to be ready for his NHL teamates to join him in Europe.

Gilmour set to become a Leaf!!

The Toronto Star and TSN’s web site are reporting that there have been talks to bring Doug Gilmour to Toronto. Both are reporting that the deal could be done in the next two weeks. Gilmour said Thursday morning that the two sides have talked and that it would be a great fit for both the Leafs and him.

Numminen to be Coyotes new captain

Teppo Numminen will be the new captain of the Phoenix Coyotes. The appointment will be announced September 11. when the training camp opens.

Puck Sight (Aug.29)

Another round of quick notes for everybody to chew on and digest. Some interesting stats I noticed when looking at last season, as well as a few contract battles going on.

Team Report

I am very excited about the up and coming 2001-2002 season! There are still a few minor moves that need to be made but other than that the Panthers look competitive this year. I am going to look at all the spots on this rostor and share my line predictions and how I think the players will do.

Peca signs 20 million dollar contract

Michael Peca has signed a contract with the New York Islanders worth 20 million over five years. The signing will be anounced in a afternoon news confrence in New York. The signing extends Peca two years past unrestricted free agency. Restricted free agent Alexi Yashin is the only player left the Islanders have to sign after aquiring both players in the offseason.

Puck Sight (Aug.28)

“Puck Sight” is going to be the title for an ongoing series of articles I write to reflect my opinions on stories, and non-stories, around the sport we love. Signings, trades, predictions and rumours will be touched on but so will off ice stories as well. Mostly, it’s an attempt to bring to light smaller, but noteworthy stories and to generate some discussion amongst HTR readers.

Bob Errey returning to the NHL?

Bob Errey, who will turn 37 on September 21, has decided to come out of retirment and give the game one more try.

Dunham Set to be Starter

Nashville Predators goalie, Mike Dunham, is having a pretty good week. Just a couple of days after signing a brand new contract with his NHL team, his country has named him to its’ Olympic squad as well. Being the first goalie inked to the 2002 team should make Dunham the leading candidate to be the starter in Salt Lake City.

37 Players at USA Camp

The Americans are holding their orientation camp in Colorado Springs September 4-7. Today, USA Hockey has publicly released their list of 37 invitees. There will be 5 goaltenders, 9 forwards and 9 defencemen competing for the remaining openings on the roster. Previously, 10 forwards and four d-men were guaranteed jerseys leaving just 3 openings in each position available.

Team Sweden Taking Shape

Sweden has named 13 of its 23 players who will suit up for the Olympics in February 2002. In March they announced the first ten players, and those ten were joined today by three more. As the team starts to take shape, a serious contender is beginnning to emerge.