Author Archives: mikster

Bruins: settling for mediocrity?

I think one of the most dissapointing happenings of this off-season is the gradual crumbling of one of the league’s strongest teams, the Boston Bruins. The Bruins finished the 2001-2002 regular season in 1st place overall in the Eastern Conference, they looked like they had finnally overcome the loss of Ray Bourque and were ready to emerge as a new force in the East having not been a real playoff contender since the early 90′s. Well, so much for that..

Southern Fried Hockey

Let’s take a break from the usual storylines involving the Rangers, Islanders, Wings, Leafs and free agents still available (I know I missed one or two other usual topics but you get the picture). Let’s talk about the Thrashers. Probably not a great topic of interest to many of you, I would imagine. But it’s always helpful to be able to see and understand the smaller parts of the big picture.

Difference of Opinions

Over the past two days TSN has reported four seperate articles based on player team differences that i thought I would share.

Captain Quack!!!

TSN is reporting that Aneheim has signed Captain Paul Kariya to a one year contract. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

The MOVE that impressed you the most

There should be more greatest plays videos available, i mean there’s tons of Cherry goon stuff out there so why not sell something more spectacular?

Personnally i’m much more impressed by a intuitive decke than a big hit & would take dazzling goals over dazed goons anyday!

Getting to know you again.

Last January I submited an article Called “Getting to know you” Where everyone gave a little information about themselves so we could all get to know a little better the people we verbally abuse day in and day out. The amount of responses were amazing.

Since then HTR has grown exponentially! There is a whole new group of people on this site, while many of the old ones have left.

So I figured now would be a good time to do this again. All you new members give a little information about yourselfs. All you members that participated before add something new.

I’ll start

Names Jay Miller

I live right across the river from Trenton NJ in Pennsylvania.

I’m a Graphic Artist.

I live w/ my girlfriend of 7 years who is also an artist.

I have an unhealthy obsession with Gillian Anderson & Anna Kournakova.

Are the Leafs interested in Fleury? Or….the Blackhawks?

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With $5 or $6 million left on the table from the fruitless Curtis Joseph negotiations, the Maple Leafs could probably sign Fluery, plunk him on the first line with Mats Sundin and wait for the explosion, good or bad.

“We have talked to his agent,” Leaf executive Bill Watters said. “I don’t want to make it seem like we’re disinterested…”

It falls to someone else to give Theo Fleury a chance. No one knows whether he will make his life work, least of all Fleury, but there is hope. There’s always hope for the Theo Fleurys.

Which team do you think Fleury will or should go to?

Sleepers

Not predicting, just giving out my thoughts and opinions on who could be a sleeper from each team. I feel as if this is called gambling with the sleepers, and it is in a way. I am not good in making preditions, especially in League Standings, but I must admit…I did well with he Free Agency Market. Anyway, this will be somewhat fun to see other people’s opinions.

Best & Worst Hockey Arena's in the NHL

Since I haven’t been to all of em’ please feel free to fill in the blanks with the one’s I’ve missed.

Darkhorses Part 2

Ok, may people commented on part 1. I see know that I should of worded it a little different. As for the players I mentioned who were not “darkhorses” I meant that they would have immensely better seasons than in previous years. Theodore would be elevated to the best goalie in the league, he was good last year but not the best. One comment said Modano had 77 pts last year and said how can he have a breakout year? 77 pts? That is not a good year for Modano. That is an average year. Im talking in the 100 pt range. Well anyhow here is part 2…..

The Darkhorses of the 02-03 season

Here is a list of two players per team that I think will have breakout years this year. Part 1.

A Minor Preview of the Western Conference, After C Moon

Pardon me if I step on Peroni’s toes while offering this Western Conference Primer, after I discuss the greatness of Paul McCartney’s “C Moon”. While I empathize with McCartney’s plight, given the misunderstandings of the older generation, I myself am beginning to truly understand the older generation. When the neighbor kid rides his bike on my grass it really pisses me off. I will kill him someday, make no mistake. So why is Paul cooler at 60 than I am at 35? I caught myself taking garbage to the curb in a bathrobe, black socks, and slippers the other day. Paul would never do that. OK, on to hockey.

Peca Wants Vengeance!

When Michael Peca returns to the New York Islanders lineup next season, a certain Toronto Maple Leafs forward will be in his crosshairs…

A Minor Preview of the Eastern Conference, After One Fine Day

One Fine Day is a song written by one of my favorite poets, Dexter Holland. One Fine Day describes of how his fine day would be like, and it would be one fine day for me too. To open up the fridge and have a tall boy. To then meet up with my friends, and head out to the game again, yet we really don’t care who wins. My favorite part of that song is Drinkin`, fightin`, going to the game…in our world is the way to stay sane, and if you’re asking me, to have it my way, I’d say that’s a One Fine Day.

Rasmussen dealt to Kings

The Los Angeles Kings acquired forward Erik Rasmussen from the Buffalo Sabres on Wednesday in exchange for forward Adam Mair and a fifth-round choice in the 2003 NHL entry draft.

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Most Entertaining

I love hockey. No news, everyone does in this site. But what I truly love about the game of hockey are the great artists, the players who really make us stand up when they do awesome things on the ice.

What would sell?

Quickly Lets think of ideas of what could market this site to make it bigger than it is.?

I’d say get much cooler design T-shirts or surfer shirts [long sleeve tshirts]

Possibly nicely designed bumper stickers.

A few ads on bigger sites [espn or Hockeynews] wouldnt hurt neither.

I think this site has HUGE potential.

what do you think?

DaMick

Who is the Next Big Thing?

I’d like to start this article with a question if I may? Hasn’t anyone noticed that some of the premier goalies in this league are getting a little long in the tooth? There are some goalies that may or may not have broken out last season, but are they for real? So let me ask you all this:

Wings Look No Further Than Their Own Bench

TSN.ca reports:

The Detroit Red Wings have stayed within the organization to replace the retired Scotty Bowman, promoting Dave Lewis to succeed him as head coach of the Stanley Cup champions, a source close to the situation said Monday.

Tkachuk and Brathwaite Re-sign

(Jul 15) tsn.a – Forward Keith Tkachuk and goaltender Fred Brathwaite signed one year contracts with the St. Louis Blues on Monday.

Both players were Group II restricted free agents and received qualifying offers from the Blues.

Tkachuk’s signing was a formality. He told the team weeks ago that he would sign the $8.3 million qualifying offer. His agent, meanwhile, is continuing to work with the Blues on a long term deal.