Author Archives: mikster

Savage for Berezin

The Montreal Canadians acquired left winger Sergei Berezin from the Phoenix Coyotes for left winger Brian Savage, a third rounder in 2002 or 2003, and future considerations. Savage was set to become a UFA this summer. Should be interesting to see the reaction to this deal, considering Savage was one of the longest standing Canadians.

In other news, the Boston Bruins sent Andrei Nazarov to Phoenix for a fifth round pick.

Thrashers 1 from franchise win #50

Thrashers are closing in on franchise win number 50. Doesn’t seem all that great considering a few teams almost got that many last year alone, the Avs being the only team to actually cross that 50 win point last year with 52.

Hitch***** fired, Gainey reassigned

Just announced on ESPN.com. Rick Wilson, assistant coach, to take on coaching in the interim.

Roman Cechmanek Opens His Mouth!

It was reported on Headline Sports in Toronto tonight, that Roman Cechmanek made a comment in a European paper stating that the Flyers managment, and the reporters in Philly, pushed the European players there to the side, and treat them like crap in Philly. I don’ t remember the exact quote, but that is the most of it! Kind of funny to hear that from a mouth of a guy who just signed a nice multi-million dollar deal!

Rangers Youth = Wins

With Mark Messier and Andreas Johansson out, the Rangers have finally made the right decision and allowed the young guys like Manny Malhotra and Jeff Toms to have more ice time. And they’ve proven their worth in these last two victories against the Bruins and Isles…

Fleury to the Penguins?

According to Larry Brooks (New York Daily News writer), New York Rangers’ star Theo Fleury could be shipped to the Pittsburgh Penguins for defenseman Darius Kaspuritus and a 2003 2nd round draft pick before the NHL trade deadline. Fleury, said he is unhappy playing in Broadway and wants out. Many other teams such as the Kings, Blues, Coyotes, Senators, and even his former team, the Calgary Flames are showing interest in the troubled star. Rangers GM, Glen Sather could not be reached for comment.

Thing are looking brighter

Well, we have all awaited the return of Mario Lemieux. Whether it be beacuse we are Pens fans or you have him on your fantasy hockey teams.

Follow Up to Previous Trade Rumors Discussion

Does Boucher feel unloved in the City of Brotherly Love? Will the Bruins trade Guerin or Dafoe and become the Boston Ruins? Are the Devils and GM Lamoriello on the Highway to Hell? Hackett to become a Leaf?

Erikkson on waivers

Well, it was going to happen sooner or later. Sports net reported last night that Erikkson was put on waivers by the Leafs last night and will not be accompanying them on their western road trip, starting in Calgary.

Not suprising really, given his horrid performance lately, and all season. I’m wondering if they are starting a bit of a “Fire sale” to clear the way for some new additions before the trade deadline.

Discussion on Latest Trade Rumors

Will Cechmanek stare at the Stars? Should the Rangers trade Richter to the Blues or Sharks? Jordan came out of retirement, Lemieux came out of retirement, Bourque coming out of retirement…oh no ho ho no don’t think ssSO! Poti done digging for the Oil, going fishing on the Isle? ….read more.

Then and Now for the Dallas Stars

Grab a large scientific telescope and take a look at the Stars.

Players Mid Term Grades

It took me a long time to post these but i did not receive as many as i expected to receive, a bit disappointed. I would like to thank all those who put their effort and took the time to e-mail me the grades. All were great, unfortunately I had to make a decision for the Flyers and it was tough to make, but I managed. This is based right when teams started ot hit the half way of the season. My computer also crashed so it took longer to post this.

Thank you

Micki Peroni

Kamesky dealt to Devils

Valeri Kamensky was traded to the New Jersey Devils for a 22 year old minor league defenceman named Andre Lakos.

Devils Stuck in Hell

What is the situation of the Devils? Have they improved? Will they improve? Will they jump up and down the .500 mark? Did GM Lamoriello make any attempts to help his team to climb back to their usual place?

Rangers Suffer 6th Concussion, Can They Tie With Lindros' 7th Concussion

Winless in their last six, losing one in OT, is not what the Rangers are supposed to do. Sather, Low, and the Rangers suffered their “sixth straight concussion” losing to the Philadelphia Flyers Saturday afternoon. It was a fine game, although hearing the fans boo at their former team captain Lindros and seeing Roenick’s cocky personality on the ice was pretty annoying.

Dallas trades Hogue to Bruins for Pellerin

The Dallas Stars have traded Benoit Hogue to the Boston Bruins for Scott Pellerin.

New York Rangers @ Philadelphia Flyers Pregame

Is everyone wondering how this game will go? Well, it is better if the game is discussed first. Rangers are winless in their last 5 games only scoring 4 goals, and the Flyers are the hot team here. Rangers cold, Flyers hot, my guess is a 5-2 game for the Flyers. Then, there is the discussion on Lindros.

Forsberg out for season, Olympics

Well it looks like after days of speculation, Forsberg had indeed arrived in Denver. But this was apparently NOT to return to the Avalanche.

*****NOTE*****

I now have a total of 10 teams with player Mid Term Grades. Where are the Flyers fans out there? I might as well grade the players myself if you Flyers fans can’t do it. I already received grades for the Panthers, Leafs, Penguins, Islanders, Capitals, Senators, Canadiens, Bruins, and obviously Rangers and Devils. Try to email me the other teams by Sunday night. All I can say is that so far I received awesome reviews, which is great to see from members of HTR.

Micki Peroni

mikda1@go.com

****NOTE****

Hello HTR members. I received an article from MantaRay as his Mid Term grades for the Devils players. I already posted mine for the Rangers on a different site and obviously I would only get bashed and little reads on it if I posted it on here. BUT I have an idea.

I would like to post an article with every teams’ players’ Mid Term Grades written by YOU. Since I don’t want this site’s Submitted Articles section to overload, e-mail me your Mid Term Grades for your team’s players. I will pick out the best and most reasonable ones. So, I know I will receive more than one Flyers Mid term Grades, and I will pick out the best. Here is a lay-out:

Player’s Name: Grade (A+ to F) and a very brief comment, two sentences or three, but not too long.

Here is my e-mail: mikda1@go.com