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OLYMPIC GOLD OR STANLEY CUP?

Since training camp started I have been wondering which means more, winning the Gold Medal for your country, or the Stanley Cup for your team?   I wonder where an NHL Player’s priorities lay when posed this question?  How do you guys feel about it?

Buds Near Trade With Chicago

Toronto may be near a trade with Chicago and my sources show me that they have had many agreements in the past EX. Igor Korolev,Steve Thomas,Alex Karpotsev,Steve Sullivan.

The trade would have the leafs send Cory Cross and a Third round draft pick to Chicago for either Jaroslav Spacek or Boris Mironov.

Kaberle/McCabe

Yushkevich/Berg

Eriksson/Mironov or Spacek

2/8 Of Teams Season Review

A lot of changes, a lot of surprises, disappointments, and so on and so on. Check out the 2/8 section of this 2001-2002 Season Review.

Rangers/Flyers game a wake up call for Boardstreetbullies

The Rangers/Flyers game was like a show to bob clarke that eric lindros is worth more then he got for him, but that wasn’t the real issue Wednesday night.

Rumors, Rumors and more Rumors !

Latest rumor was heard on the Montreal sports station CKAC, that sent Martin Rucinsky to New York in return of tough guy Sandy McCarthy.

I have absolutly no comments concerning this rumor but one thing I don’t get :  why the hell would André Savard be looking for a tough guy up front when the main problem of the Habs is a lack of goal scoring ???

One is for sure, the Canadiens are not going to make the playoffs with the team they have right now.  And people here in Montreal realize that and ARE VERY OKOTA!!!

So look for trades very soon !

 

Richter Steals the Show, Along With Lindros

This was one of the best games so far this season. I know I should not write about games on HTR, but this deserves to be posted, mostly for “A True Hockey Story” for the Eric Lindros saga. Flyers showed a lot of good signs, they had a lot of chances, but Richter shut them down and for the most part, controlled the whole game. The Rangers did win the physical battles however, but this is only the end of the first chapter of the Lindros saga.

Injury Report

ESPN online is reporting that Washington Capitals veteran defensemen Calle Johansson is out for the rest of the season.  He is having surgery on his right rotator cuff on Monday.  This story was originally reported in Sunday’s Washington Post.< ?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />

“It’s remarkable that he’s been playing for the last two or three weeks with that kind of injury,” general manager George McPhee told the Washington Post. “He’s one of our best all-around players and it’s a kick in the stomach, but we can’t control that part of the game and we’ll give other people opportunities and hopefully we’ll be pleasantly surprised.”

Another report online states that the Flyers rugged defensemen Luke Richardson may miss four to six weeks with a broken foot.  The Philadelphia Daily News also reported that he will be out indefinitely and is hoping the foot is not displaced. 

In replace of < ?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />Richardson the Flyers have activated Francis Lessard from the Philadelphia Phantoms (the AHL affiliate).

Early season statistical surprises on Defense.

As requested, I have looked into the early defensive player performances and came up with this followup to the previous “surprises” article

Damn! Another Rumor… :)

Here’s another rumor for you guys….This time, coming from the mouth of Jacques Demers (former TB coach) not some sort of video games trade as we can see regularly post here…Anyways.

 

Here’s the rumor: New Jersey Devils are very interrested in T.B. Vincent LeCavalier and apparently, they already made an offer to Tampa’s Rick Dudley… Seems like there’s no trade yet, but it would include Bobby Holik. Now listen carefully…I’m not sayin’ it would be a 1:1 trade, just that it would INCLUDE Bobby Holik in a Lecavalier deal…Thought it was interresting, it would give Tampa Bay’s the grit they need… Post Comments if you like… 

Rangers Still Rule New York; FLY Line on Fire; York Getting Recognition

The New York Rangers are showing big signs that the team does have chemistry. Richter is on fire, Fleury, Lindros, York are becoming a threat every night, Leetch is playing with comfort from Malakhov, Berard is starting to skate well, and just about every player is showing what they got. The best player on the Rangers, who is still not recognized by the league, is Mike York.

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