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The Media & ESPN vs. Sather, the Rangers, and Lindros

Unfortunately, ESPN does not hire people who have brains of hockey. It is a shame, because all the articles and comments the media has done in general, especially ESPN, made them look foolish. Jeff Bradley is a writer for ESPN MAG. He wrote an article on Lindros and the Rangers. If a hockey analyst who writes articles wants to comment on a subject (i.e. trade, player, or team), he or she has to support both the positive side and the negative side. Bradley has zero knowledge on this Lindros trade, which made him write a useless article pointing out his opinion only, an incorrect opinion. Plus, find out what really happened between Sather and Patrick, along with what the circumstances would have been with any of Sather’s decisions. I know this subject has been written so many times, but if you really want to look smart in front of other hockey fans, then it is worthwhile reading this.

Rangers Knees Stay Strong

Richter came back way before he was scheduled to play, and has put a great performance in the pre-season and his first two games. Unfortunately, a total of 3 goals already have passed Richter, deflected off the legs/skates of Malakhov, Karpa, and Malakhov again.

Kloucek is also way ahead of schedule. He is scheduled to play in mid-November, yet he could be just as ready to play on the 19th or 20th of October. Will he make a great comeback from his injury? Most likely since there is a high possibility for him to be one of the toughest defensemen in the league.

Micki Peroni

Dopita Injury Update

In case anyone saw the report that ESPN put out stating that Jiri Dopita would be out for the entire season, that news is incorrect. He has a strained MCL and a hairline fracture in his knee and is estimated to be out from 4-6 weeks. This time is still very questionable, but he will not be out all season. He is already riding a stationary bike with no pain. What a break for the guy though, changes his whole lifestyle to come to the US while they are at war plays 2 periods and tears up his knee from a cheapshot, that’s gotta be frustrating.

Rangers line notes

Rangers notes for tonight against Buffalo, including lines and news.

Lemieux to sit tonight 10/6/01

Mario Lemieux who has been bothered by a hip flexor the past two weeks or so, will sit out tonight against the Anaheim Mighty Ducks the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported. The lines will remain the same except for the fact that Kevin Stevens will move from the 4th line to the 1st line to replace Lemieux, and Krzysztof Oliwa will replace Stevens on line 4.

New Rule

Now that the season has begun, HTR will expect many submitted articles during this season, probably too many. HTR will only post SIX articles a day as the maximum. Follow this short guideline:

1)-Avoid writing articles on a game.

2)-Avoid writing articles based on your predictions, ie. standings, trophy winners…etc.

3)-If an important and interesting event occured in a game, then you are free to write an article about it.

4)-Injury updates are acceptable, (someone say something about Dopita).

5)-Analysis of your team is acceptable.

Try to not overload the sent submitted articles.

Thank you,

TradeMan & HTR Staff

Lightning re-sign Lecavalier

Today the Lightning re-signed Lecavalier to a four-year contract. Terms were not disclosed. Lecavalier has been holding out since the start of the season. He will not join the team for their opener against the Islanders. He will likely join the team for their game on Sunday.

Panthers opening night roster set

The panthers opening night roster is set for their game Thursday against the Flyers.

Brodeur $igns BIG Exten$ion

Goaltender Martin Brodeur has signed a 5 year deal extension with the Devils, worth $40 million dollars. Brodeur’s salary for this season is just $4.8 million dollars, and next season’s salary will largely increase to $8 million dollars. Although the contract does not include bonuses, Brodeur does have the choice of earning $8.9 million dollars in any of the 5 seasons.

Blackburn signs with Rangers

Goalie Dan Blackburn, a rookie in Rangers camp, has signed a deal with the club. After and impressive pre season, it appears that Blackburn will be splitting back up time with Peter Skudra behind Mike Richter. Terms of the deal were not announced by the Rangers.

Update on Berard

Berard again played well on Sunday night’s game against the Bruins, finished 3-0 win for New York Rangers. Berard played 22 shifts, about 17:41 minutes of ice time, 4 hits, 2 blocked shots, 1 shot and a +1. Seems as if he will just get better and make a good comeback, a decent one.

These were Sunday night’s Line Ups of the Rangers:

Nedved – Messier – Dvorak

Ciger – Lindros – Fleury

Johansson – York – McCarthy

Heisten – Malhotra – Grosek

Leetch – Berard

Ulanov – Malakhov

Van Impe – Karpa

Bryan Berard's First NHL Game Since Eye-Injury, Will Blackburn Make the Team?

Take a look at how Bryan performed in his first game back, and is the media acting immature about Berard not coming back with the Leafs? Will Sather decide to play Blackburn as back-up? How will Coach Ron Low set the line-ups for the regular season?

Aubin to Canucks

I read on the ESPN.com Canucks messageboard the the deal is almost complete and will be anounced in the next few days. The Canucks would trade a 2nd or 3rd round pick and future considerations to the Penguins for J.S. Aubin.

Osgood Unprotected

Espn reports: DETROIT — The Detroit Red Wings have left goaltender Chris Osgood unprotected for the NHL’s waiver draft after the team was unable to trade him.

www.espn.com

MP's HTR Fantasy Hockey Pool Guide

I like the previous Top 50 Fantasy Player, this is more like a guide with deeper advices. I will list the players of each field, and I will tell you who could be the surprising players:

Osgone?

Osgood Out of Detroit

In just over 24 hours, if they haven’t already, the Detroit Red Wings will say good-bye to netminder Chris Osgood. At 2:00 ET (correct me if I’m wrong) all teams in the NHL will have to submit their list of proteted players. There is a max of two goalies, and the Wings will keep Hasek and Legace. You can bet that GM Ken Holland is trying his darndest to trade Ozzie before the deadline. If he doesn’t, it is almost a certainty that Ozzie will be picked up in the draft on Friday. But where will Ozzie go? There are still some teams that need a good starting goalie, but don’t necessarily have the right people to trade for him. Regardless, the bottom line is this. Holland NEEDS to trade Osgood, or Detroit will have lost one of their greatest goalies for nothing in return.

written by: Wing_Chick

Osgood a Castaway?

The most likely destination for displaced starting goaltender Chris Osgood looks to be the New York Islanders.

With Dipietro being so young, and Garth Snow being Garth Snow, the Isles would be doing themselves a favor by picking up a relatively young, solid goaltender.

In return, the Isles could give the Wings a few different things. Defenseman Kenny Jonsson is a possibility. Maybe if the Wings throw in Jesse Wallin or Max Kuznetsov, Roman Hamrlik could be had. Most likely though, Osgood will go to the Island for a draft pick(probably 2nd Round) and a prospect.

written by: Anonymous

Richter's Comeback; Rangers Goaltending Beat the Flyers

I want to start by giving you a small feedback on the Rangers vs. Islanders game which turned out to be a brawl, Lindros involved. Then, how did Richter look on his first hockey game since his injury?

Allison has played his last game as a Bruin

Why does this have to happen to Bruins fans every year? Why did I think this year would be different? He is an article from the Boston Globe.

News

I have a couple of short articles to report. First the San Jose Sharks signed back-up goalie Mikka Kiprusoff to a one-year contract extension. Also Daniel Alfredsson has agreed to a one yr/$3 million contract with the Ottawa Senators. The rumor that Jason Allison was close to signing for 3 yrs./$21-22 million with the Bruins is apparently false, and negotiations continue to go on. And finally espn.com is reporting that Bryan Berard will attempt to make a comeback to the NHL with the New York Rangers.

Jason Allison rumor

There is a rumor floating around that Allison is going to sign tomorow for 22.7million over 3 years. Has anyone else heard this? If so where?