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Hockey Pool & Respect

I would appreciate if every HTR member could read this.

Lindros Debut as a Ranger; Blackburn is Burning Hot; Richter Surprises

The Big E impressed some Rangers fans, while Blackburned burned the Devils youngsters, and Richter is making a huge surprise, no…not Mike Richter, Martin Richter.

Marleau Signs With Sharks

Patrick Marleau signed a one year deal with the San Jose Sharks, worth 1.3 million dollars. There is a high possibility that Marleau will play on a line with former Might Duck scorer Teemu Selanne, and former Rangers power forward Adam Graves.

Skudra Ties Hasek, Legace Gets Blackburned

How did Hasek perform? How did the young Rangers play against the young Red Wings? This game was brutal, yet a great pre-season opener.

Nedved To Habs?

The NY Post reported today that the Canadiens, who are now lacking a #1 centre, have reported interest in Petr Nedved. The Rangers are reported to have interest in a few Habs, including: Mike Komisarek (D), Sheldon Souray (D), Chad Kilger (C), Craig Darby (C), and goalie Jeff Hackett. Who knows if this deal will happen, but with Messier & Lindros on the top 2 lines and Mike York as your top checking centre, it looks as if Nedved would be the odd man out.

Nedved Re-signs With Rangers

Nedved re-signed with the Rangers, terms were undisclosed. ESPN reported this news, without the length of the contract.

Rangers Team Analysis for 2001-2002 NHL Season

It’s for the first time in four seasons that the Rangers now have a real team, a real team with depth on the scoring lines. Last season, the Rangers were ranked 4th in the Eastern Conference in GF (7th in the league), with players like Nedved, Fleury, and Dvorak scoring 30+ goals each, and with, Messier, Hlavac, and Leetch scoring 20+ goals each. This season though, the scoring could be higher.

How Safe Is The Net?

Now that the majority of the major trades are completed and training camp is starting, most teams are welcoming the new players, remembering the ones that were traded. Then it’s back to practices, getting lines put together, seeing who had the best chemistry together, and the list goes on and
on.

The Beasts of the East

So I got a lot of positive feedback about my How the West Will Be Won article, so why don’t I show you guys the East. I got a lot of garbage comments about the Eastern Conference, because I said that it was too easy to predict. I’ll prove to you once again that the east is easy!

Potvin and Kings Agree Terms

Felix Potvin and the Los Angeles Kings agree terms to a one year deal contract, aincluding a second year option, other information is disclosed. Potvin and the Kings made the perfect move leaving the question, “Where will Stephane Fiset go?”

Updates on Trade Rumors

Could Potvin sing with the Blues? Jagr still needs a center line-mate by his side, is Hrdina still on the block, passing by is Zubrus? So many rumors on the Rangers, yet Sather makes them seem like useless ones, how so? Are the Caps having Oatmeal cereal for breakfast next week?

Blackhawks Fans UNITE

Alright Hawks fans, enough is enough. It is time for us to stand up to the horrid management that our beloved Hawks are run by.

How will the standings go?

I’m sick of new people to the boards sending in these really off-the-wall standings and only giving one line to explain why they will end up that way. Let’s go in-depth about this and share our opinions and see how close we get.

Oates vs Caps, Poti Highly Tradable, Nucks Trust Cloots?, Potvin Won't Be King f

Oates makes Wilson look ridiculous. Poti learns from Allison. GM Burke seems undecided on the goaltending situation. Potvin displeased with the Kings. It is an unhappy day for some players, should it be?

Hedberg, Penguins Agree to Deal

The week did not start off well for Johan Hedberg. First, he was denied a working visa to enter the United States because he did not have a contract so he therefore did not have a job which is a qualification for a working visa.

Well, things got a bit easier today. Johan Hedberg, 28, signed a new deal with the Penguins. In accordance with club policy, the terms of the deal were not released but it is believed that the deal is a three year deal worth around $3 mil. The Penguins have invited six goaltenders to this years camp.

The Captain of the Montreal Canadiens has cancer.

What is happening with Saku is a tragedy. He is only 26, and fighting the biggest battle of his life.

What ever happens next is in the hands of God. Would he be strong enough to overcome this sickness. I like to say yes. Lance Arsmstrong is the perfect example. After, overcoming a cancer, and almost loosing his life, he came back to win the Tour de France 3 times. Wow!

I invite hockey fans, like or dislike the Habs, to do a little prayer for Saku, and hope he gets back his health.

As for the situation on the ice, Savard obviously is not thinking about that at the moment, but soon he will.

Does that mean that it is emminent that a keeper and a defensman should be traded in the intention of getting a power forward ???

RR

A Look At the New Coyotes

The Phoenix Coyotes without a doubt have made the most changes this summer. New management has made a lot of cost cutting deals to rebuild the franchise. Key players once thought to be vital parts of the team found new homes last season and this off-season.

Yashin Cashes IN

The Islanders will announce that they have signed Yashin to a 10 year $90-91 million deal.

This deal makes it the richest contract package in the NHL’s history.

He wont be the highest paid player per year but the sum of $90 is the highest ever in the league. The 27-year-old center had 218 goals and 273 assists in 504 regular-season games with Ottawa over his career.

Chandler

Waiver Draft

I’m interested to see who every one thinks the team’s will leave availabile when the Waiver Draft comes? And where do you think some of the players are going to go?

Forwards?

Defenders?

Goalies?

Reid

Theo Fleury Is Cleared

The NHL and the NHLPA announced that Theo Fleury is cleared to play with the New York Rangers for this up-coming season. Good job Fleury for getting through a tough moment and I wish him good luck for the 2001-2002 season.