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The Chicago Blackhawks acquired the left wing from the Montreal Canadiens on Sunday for a fourth-round pick in the 2004 draft.
Alan Hahn of Newsday reports that as of July 1, no one will be wearing #10 for the Islanders. That means that Mats Lindgren will not be offered a contract which is not surprising since he has sat most of the last 2 years unless Milbury can unload him in a trade and Tony Amonte will sign a huge deal with the Dallas Stars to play with his friend Mike Modano, not the NY Islanders.
On the Kasparitis front, Kasparitis is looking for 5 million a year however would take a small discount to play for the Islanders and stay at home. However he is looking for an 8 year deal and the Isles are reluctant to lock up someone for that long because they are committed to Peca for another 4 years and Yashin for 9 more years. The Islanders despite their success and large ticket price increase are still losing money and ownership is hesitant to lock in players for that length.
Milbury according to Hahn might go to training camp with the same lineup hoping players like Isbister and Kvasha step up.
There are going to be a lot of quality free agents this off-season, Curtis Joseph, Ed Belfour, Mike Richter, Byron Dafoe, Bobby Holik, Robert Lang, Bill Guerin, Chris Chelios, Teemu Selanne, Tony Amonte, Ron Francis, and Theo Fleury. The question is where will they go? Well I’ll see if I can help you out.
TSN is reporting that the Chicago Black Hawks have Re-signed winger Steve Thomas.
Thomas struggled through an injury proned season but the team hopes he can return next season at full strength and pick off where he left off, Thomas had 3 goals in the teams final 7 games last season. He is projected as a potential second line winger.
These are some new rumors that have hit the air waves. These rumors have been reported from many sites and newspapers.
This Post is not Opinion, strictly fact’s of what has really been said….Players moving players staying.
So there it went. The 2002 NHL entry draft is a thing of the past. Some trades. Some moving up and down the draft board. SOME REALLY WEIRD TRADES AND PICKS!!
Maybe there is something in the water up there in Toronto. How else do you explain half the deals made yesterday?
Though you heard many rumors about what will Clarke do by the usual sources you hear about everyday, I took a look at www.thefourthperiod.com where Flyers GM Bobby Clarke was interviewed by TFP.
As we all know, the Philadelphia Flyers’ season came to a disappointing end with a less-than impressive two-goals-in-five-games effort against the Ottowa Senators. This inept and painful conclusion to a season that began with so much hope, promise, and expectation led not only to a public vote of no confidence/stab in the head coach’s back by three key veterans, but also to Bill Barber’s firing as well. It would turn out to be only the beginning. The next great turnover of the Philadelphia Flyers started right then and there.
Well the playoffs are over and I decided to bring out my list of what we said as the season ended and we geared up for the playoffs. There were not as many predictions as I would have expected from people and I tried to limit my quotes to comments made before the playoffs began, however one or two did slip into the mix, however they were not later than game two of the 1st round. I thought everyone might enjoy these, so here goes. (Any misspellings, typos or omissions are the original authors work.)
Tsn.ca has just reported that veteran Panther D-man Robert Svehla will retire citing a contract disput. Looks like Dudley chose not to honor Fletcher’s previous agreement with Svelha regarding a scouting job and financial support for his former European team. The down side is that he will be missed. The Panthers are weak on defense even if they do pick up Boumeester. The upside is that it will free up around 3 million for ufa’s. Maybe they will go after Kasperitis as rumuored. Who else do you all think could fit in there?
After stints with three ‘Original Six’ teams, Pat Burns returns in the swamp. TSN has learned that the New Jersey Devils have named the three-time Jack Adams Award winner as their new head coach.
Burns replaces Kevin Constantine. Devils general manager Lou Lamoriello said he and Constantine would hold talks about a possible future role in the organization.
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Here you will go on a journey starting from an amazing European-like city called Montreal. There you will discover what the future could be for these Canadiens. From there, you will pass by a city that burns in Flames. You’re blinded by smoke as you then find yourself in the city of Edmonton, and roll down a mountain with an Avalanche. And final, you will find yourself on a deserted island with a tribe called the Islanders.
It has been reported that the New York Rangers have hired Terry O’Reilly and Jim Schoenfeld as assistant coaches.
Where is Hitchhiker going this time? Might Brooks bring a “Miracle on Ice” in the NHL, specifically the Big Apple? Coaching search Burns Clarke’s brain? What is going on with the $enators’ financial terms?
A fitting end to the weirdest season I have ever witnessed for the Devils
Once again the NHL disciplinary is a joke.
Colin Campbell takes four days to come up with a decision on Kyle McLaren brutal elbow to Richard Zednik’s head and comes up with only a three game suspension, and possibly only two if the Bruins are eliminated Monday night. From TSN.ca, Campbell says, “After a thorough review of the videotape as well as an in-person hearing with Mr. McLaren, and consideration of all the circumstances, I have determined that by extending his arm to impede the progress of Mr. Zednik, Mr. McLaren delivered a dangerous blow to the head of his opponent and caused significant injuries to the opposing player,” “Mr. McLaren clearly must be held accountable for his actions in this regard.”
Well Mr. Campbell, you surely held him accountable with the 3 games maximum suspension you gave him. These loose suspensions are why the league continues to have such incidents happening at increasing rates and has set a dangerous prescedent for future incidents of these types.
Now I know B’s fans are happy and the NHL braintrust again turns a blind eye to these events, and the rest of the hockey world just wonders what the hell is going on.
Regarding the Leaf and Islander game this Friday, what did you all think of the hits that Roberts and Tucker gave out?
Personally as a Leaf fan you might think I am a little bias, but seriously I did not think they were cheap or worth suspension.
Gary Roberts was in the middle of his check and could do little to avoid Jonnson, who saw him coming.
Besides didn’t Mike Peca do almost the exact same thing to a player earlier this year as well? (I forget who it was), but the guy was carried out on a strecher…
As for Tucker…once again clean. Mike carries out those types of hits all the time. There harsh, but clean.
It really sucks as that Jonnson is out and maybe Peca (as a Leaf fan, I know all about injuries). I wouldn’t count the Isle’s out at all though.
Anyway what’s your opinion…and I know there are a lot of Leaf haters on this site, but please try and remain as unbias as possible.
Now the only mystery left in the Flyers season is how the Philadelphia Daily News will sum up the season. Many weary Philadelphians will drop their sixty cents tomorrow morning, glance at another tacky tabloid headline and skip to the Signe Wilkinson cartoon.
The Islander & Leaf game on April 23rd, 2002 was one of the most disgraceful games I have ever witnessed.