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General Managers always try to make the best decision for their hockey team right???? Well here are some of the biggest WRONG decisions when it comes to the first overall pick and who the general managers decided to draft!!!!
BOSTON (CP) — Defenceman Don Sweeney, who has spent his entire 15-year NHL career with the Bruins, is not being offered a new playing contract by the team, says agent Mark Witkin.
By Al Morganti
Special to ESPN.com
The Summer of 2003 is going to be one of the most challenging for National Hockey League executives. Unsure of what looms on the labor front after next season, the people who count the money in the team offices are going to have to trust their instincts.
Straight from Palm Beach Post :
Rick Dudley’s record is perfect, and chances are it will stay that way.
Twice the Panthers’ general manager has had the No. 1 pick in the NHL draft, and twice he has traded it. And by the time Commissioner Gary Bettman steps to the podium at Gaylord Entertainment Center in Nashville on Saturday, it’s a good bet Dudley will have gone 3-for-3.
Ok, here’s the deal. Over the summer, there is going to be a great tournament. A grudge match, if you will, between the best teams of the 1980’s and the best teams of the 1990’s (a time machine will make this possible, work with me ppl).
Of course this is just a rumor, but the word around the Sabres is they very interested in signing local boy Todd Marchant. Todd Marchant mentioned Buffalo as one place he would like to go as a free agent over the summer. He’s always played well against the Sabres, and it’s been a dream of his to play as a Sabre. Marchant would provide great depth and leadership skills in a mostly young locker room. He is a possible candidate for team captain as well. Just the news of his signing with the team would sell tickets simply because he’s from Buffalo, his production would also sell alot of tickets. His role as a defensive centerman would free up Curtis Brown from his defensive role and allow him to concentrate more on offense. Marchant is also an excellent penalty killer and good faceoff man. He could garner offers up to 3 million over the summer. I would expect the Sabres to offer him a figure around that.
It is likely that Vaclav Prospal has played his last game in Tampa, reports the Tampa Tribune.
As the resident “non-hockey, thinks-he’s-so-clever” denizen of this site, it is my sworn duty to ask these questions:
Now that the 2002-03 season is in the history books, now is the time of year when every team in the league looks to improve itself via free agency. With a little over two weeks to go until what is usually a free-for-all, here is the list of potential unrestricted free agents that will be in the league’s summer flea market.
Larry Robinson has told the media, tsn.ca and www.newyorkdailynews.com, that he will talk to Sather about the Head Coaching job, but under circumstances.