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Can They Repeat?

We don’t get alot of articles on the Tampa Bay lightning, but this is going to be a big discussion when hockey comes back. Here’s what I think.

2005 World Hockey Championships

This years World Hockey Championships in Austria will usher in the new wave of hockey stars. Gone are the likes of Lemieux, Hasek, Hull and Roenick. In are the likes of Ovechkin, Lundqvist, Fisher, Hall and Legwand.

Which Sport has the best Fans?

After seeing today’s soccer antics, I figured I’d take a look at the worst part of every sport’s fan base. I’m talking about getting media attention for the wrong reasons.

A Franchise Rebuilt

That’s right. After seven years of waiting, the Pens will be back on top. Maybe not right away, but they WILL MAKE THE PLAYOFFS when hockey comes back.

No NHL but tonight is the Frozen Four NCAA Tourney

I usually don’t post other articles can’t seem to find any other articles in regard to the NCAA Frozen Four about todays contests:

Baseball Preview Update

I need all the article for the preview as soon as possible. I have only received about half of the articles.

Devils prospects in the Frozen Four

Odin be praised for David Conte.

While reading about the NCAA Ice hockey Championships I noticed that we have three Devils’ prospects – right wing James Massen (North Dakota, WCHA), right wing Barry Tallackson (Minnesota, WCHA), and center Travis Zajac (North Dakota, WCHA) – remain alive in the quest for the NCAA Division I Men’s Ice Hockey Championship title.

Why the World Hates the Toronto Maple Leafs

The Leafs here in Canada are not only the most loved franchise around but also the most hated. They are even hated in some parts of the States like Long Island and Philadelphia. Why is that? Why does the world hate the Leafs so much? There are several reasons:

NHL Cancels Most Anticipated Player Draft In Sport's History

http://slam.canoe.ca/Slam/Hockey/NHL/2005/03/24/971217-cp.html

Man, I didn’t see this one coming. The NHL, claiming an unwillingness to block out hotel rooms in Ottawa despite having a $300,000,000 war chest of funds, said that they will cancel this year’s entry draft.

Gooden-dough Up to his Old Tricks

You might think that the fact an NHL season has been lost, there’s the very real possibility of replacement players being used, there’s a good chance teams may go under and the union will lose jobs might have some effect on Goodenow – of course you’d be dead wrong.

The league met today and what they talked about has already been released. Read on for more…

Wow Baseball Season Preview Update

Here is an update on the Wow Baseball season preview.

ALL BASEBALL FANS READ

NHL Offers Up Two More Proposals To Luke Warm Response From Union

http://tsn.ca/nhl/news_story.asp?ID=118661&hubName=nhl

The NHL offered up two new proposals today to the NHLPA union. The first was a 37.5 million dollar hard cap and the second was more of a return to the linkage system that the owners have wanted all along.

Bruins experiment with rules changes

“Bruins bosses Harry Sinden and Mike O’Connell a few weeks ago called up the entire Providence Bruins squad to Boston, essentially tossed the rule book in the trash can, altered the lines on the ice, and looked for new ways to open up the game. The most radical alteration was moving the blue lines closer to the nets, in theory creating smaller offensive zones.

You Spin Me Right Round, Baby…

right round, like a record, baby…

According to the always quote-worthy Jeremy Roenick, the whale might be on the loose once again.

Experts Look: WoW Needs Some Help

Don’t worry, this isn’t a “come-back” for me here at HTR.

But more of a request of HTR’s “member” to give input on what can be done to help improve HTR’s “sister-site” Wowhockey.com

So please give your thoughts…..

Wow Baseball Season Preview

I know we all miss hockey but I think by now we all know we won’t be see any NHL this year or maybe not even next. But if you’re like me you watch more then one sport, which brings me to the reason I’m doing this article. As you may or may not know the new MLB season is getting close. I’m an admin on Wow Baseball and we are looking at/hoping to do a HTR style season preview.

Devil's Advocate: Goodenow is right, Bettman is wrong

Almost everyone who is on this site, including myself, any many others have been on the side of the owners and feel it is the players who have caused the most problems that eventually led to this lockout and cancelled season. But let’s look at it from a different point of view to play devils advocate.

Free Agent Frenzy

If and when there is a new CBA, the possibility remains that the current unrestricted free agency structure could change from how it was in the last CBA. It is very possible that the age of unrestricted free agency could very well be lowered. If that was the case, then we could very well see the biggest and most talented crop of free agents be available this summer. For argument sake, lets say they get a new CBA done by July 1st and they agree to lower the UFA age to 30. Here is who would be available:

Ducks Still Swiming For Now

I’m surprised that this wasn’t posted earlier but Disney has sold the Ducks to Dr. Henry Samueli and his wife, Susan. Here is the link.

http://146.145.120.3/default.asp?c=hockeynews&page=nhl/news/adn3769724.htm

Isn't it Ironic? Dontcha think?

From an AP story:

“Marshall Faulk, now resigned to a backup role with the Rams, has agreed to a pay cut in a restructured contract that will essentially guarantee he’ll end his career in St. Louis.