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Team-by-Team Grades

Hope you guys had fun as much as I did. I was hoping for more and it was up and down on Tuesday where some trades happened in a row and then we went through stretches of boredom.

Still, thanks to Trademan and Lint07. We’re a great team. I was very pleased with the way we changed the layout of the front page. I know it may have not looked as nice, but it gave us, and you, more flow to navigate the links and refresh the page. We were packed and when we’re packed with high traffic, we cannot work the Web site. While it’s frustrating, it is great news for us as well! So, thanks Trademan for allowing me to get the news up on the go, and Lint07 did an excellent job as well. Poor guy was so sick……SO SICK……that he had to stay home from work. Such a brave Habs fan, is he not? Heart and soul guy….smart, yet….not even GM Gainey would trade an 8th rounder for him!

Thanks for your support, the HTR members and the Guests. You make our work fun to do! Check out my grades on the teams for Monday-Tuesday deals.

Smyth an Isle for O'Mara, 1st, and Nilsson

Aaron Ward traded to Boston for Paul Mara

Aaron Ward traded to Boston, TSN.

Dominic Moore traded to Wild for 07, 3rd rnd.

Team 990 in Montreal; TFP.com reports a 3rd round draft pick.

Laraque a Penguin (TFP.com reports Zubrus not dressed 4 practice)

Georges Laraque to Pittsburgh For Daniel Carcillo and a 8th round pick

Biron traded to Philly!

TSN is ready to report that Martin Biron has been traded to the Flyers for an undisclosed draft pick and acquired Ty Conklin from the Blue Jackets

Early Morning Rumors

Check out the latest rumors for this morning.

Smolinski AND SOPEL Headed To Vancouver

According to TheFourthPeriod.com Vancouver and Chicago have confirmed that the Blackhawks have sent Bryan Smolinski to the Canucks for a second-round pick.

According to TSN, they also acquired former Canuck Brent Sopel from the Los Angeles Kings in exchange for a 2nd and 4th round draft pick.

Zednik to the Islanders

TSN reporting the Caps have off -loaded Zednik to Long Island for a 2nd rounder in 08′

Sharks May Dangle Nabokov

According to ESPN.com’s Rumor Center, for Insiders only, the San Jose Sharks may be trading Evgeni Nabokov and the Florida Panthers could be interested in acquiring him.

Roberts Close to be Traded **UPDATED**

TSN.ca reports that Gary Roberts may be traded today if he waives his no-trade clause. The team acquiring him is neither Toronto or Ottawa. Details to follow; TSN is suggesting the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Reviewing the Situation || Updated (2/25)

Hello hockey fans. Our time has come! The Trade Deadline is three full days away and what are we exactly looking at now? Have things changed? Find out!

HTR.com Trade Deadline Guide

It’s all here, the HTR.com Guide to the Trade Deadline. All that you can possibly imagine.

Roberts and Bertuzzi to Toronto?

According to Eklund on hockeybuzz.com both Bertuzzi and Roberts may be headed to Toronto sooner than later.

Nagy Sees Stars

The Phoenix Coyotes have joined the sellers club as they traded winger Ladislav Nagy to the Dallas Stars for a 1st round pick and Matthias Tjarnqvist.

Sean Avery Ready to the Big Apple (Unbiased version)

The New York Rangers acquired one of the most hated players in the NHL, Sean Avery, and prospect John Seymour for hard working fourth liner Jason Ward, Czech prospect Jan Marek, and another prospect in Marc Andre Cliche`.

Forsberg Story, Defending Bettman, What Could've Been (Crosby), Conroy

The Forsberg story, no longer an interesting one since it has become a soap opera. Once again the Flyers organization creates these dramas that just annoy me. GM Holmgren, I hope that if you are surfing the net you come across this article. Rangers may possibly get Forsberg, but hesitation takes place for Rangers fans; maybe they need some persuasion? By the way, how much can Forsberg really give to the Flyers if traded?

In defense of Gary Bettman. Sounds crazy, does it not? That’s why you must read!

I recall Darren Dreger titling one of his pieces on TSN.ca “What Could Have Been”; in regards to Sidney Crosby possibly breaking (or was it tying?) a record had coach Therrien kept him on the ice. Whatever the heck it was, I have a bigger picture with the same title of “What Could Have Been”. What is it about? Crosby is involved, but with the horrific ratings of the All-Star, the NHL keeps losing popularity. Now, this segment may stir up some heat as some hockey fans may call it “controversial”, but maybe not. I don’t know. We have had this discussion once before, but it’s been over a year since and I feel it is important to look back and say “what could have been (had Crosby ___________)”. Find out what I filled in the blank.

The Craig Conroy trade, will it finally get teams to speed up things and make trades?

Where Teams Stand for February Trades

The latest commentary on trade rumors and teams; where do they stand?

Rangers Trade Imminent? Officials Are Rude, Trade Deadline a Biggie?

The New York Rangers had better expectations this season, but have failed to meet them. Inconsistency is a disease for this franchise, will Slats, Maloney, and Renney deal with it now or later? By the way, anyone have some Prozac for Renney?

Another 1st round bust? But, not all is lost as he could actually be used effectively for the ….. (find out who)

Still related to the Rangers, last night’s loss to the Ottawa Senators was a major disappointment, not just for the team, but for the officials. It’s one thing if officials make bad calls, but it is quite something else when they are just rude and unprofessional; find out why.

People have been feeling bored with this season as far as trades, but with the way the season has gone thus far, the Trade Deadline could be a fun week/day.

Mid-Term Grades Set 2, KC and the Sunshine Band, Panthers Hockey, Flames Hockey

More mid-term on other
teams that reached the halfway point of the season. A pretty good set of teams to talk about.

KC and the Sunshine Band! Should Mario dance to the rythm and move to KC City for real? My answer to that is (censored).

Florida Panthers Hockey, who could the Sunshine Jacques go after? It’s a big name, could be a long shot, but never rule out anything that is bizarre in hockey.

Calgary Flames may lose Iginla for a little bit of time, so is their hockey any good?

By the way, check out the biggest bust in the NHL and no, it’s not Alex Daigle.