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Very Interesting Survey on the Game of Hockey (ALL RESPOND)

When you get into arguments with your friends about what the best sport is and why, when your answer is “Hockey is the best sport.” What is your reasonings. I`d like to have the best reason for why hockey is the best sport. So if you all would, respond with why you all think hockey is the best sport.

Reasons to be Optimistic: What the Future Could Hold

The NHL has become a living model of ‘how not to run your business’, and has had more than it’s fair share of bad publicity with headlines like; goalies vs. goals, players vs. owners, the league vs. the fans, and most notably the recent headline, Bertuzzi vs. the people. It would appear that Gary Bettman is steering his ship off the edge of the earth. But with doom and gloom hanging over the league like a bad stench, there may be light at the end of a narrowing tunnel.

Same Old Story, Same Old Song And Dance.

I hate to be cliche, and ripoff the title of an Aerosmith song, but for the Rangers this holds true. You’d figure that they’d learn by now not to dip into the UFA pool and come out with every name available.

Site News

Over the past 12 hours HTR has been experiencing some problems. The problems were as a result of database issues and hard disk problems. Both of these issues have been dealt with and repaired however there are several key HTR components that have had to be restored back to March 30th 2004. This includes all comments, private messages, poll data, and several other minor sections.

Roberts and Niewendyk sign on the dotted line!!!

While watching TSN sports Center the ticker showed me that the Toronto Maple Leafs have just re-signed soon to be free agents Gary Roberts and Joe Nieuwendyk to one year deals.

Is The Eagle Taking Off? is reporting that talks between Ed Belfour and the Toronto Maple Leafs have broken off.

Daze a possiblity for Senators?

Chicago is rumored to not offer Eric Daze a qualifying offer. This would make him a UFA on midnight Wednesday.

Rangers Captain next year? F.A dips aswell

I was reading a topic in HF forums that asked this question. There were many responses such as Jagr, Holik, Poti. I even heard Ortmeyer! My take on this is…

Holik was never captain material, although he does care for the team

Jagr is way to selfish and would not put the team first

Poti……..self explanatory

Ortmeyer has all the traits but is way to inexperienced and honestly is not that good.

Lalime to the Blues is reporting that the Ottawa Senators have traded Patrick Lalime to the St. Louis Blues for a 4th round pick in 2005. Another salary dump by the Sens as they continue to tweak their team roster.

Habs to make changes, who will make the cut?

Well even with the uncertainty regarding whether or not there will be hockey next season, there is still the “long off-season” tendencies which plague most hockey fanatics. Some smell the inside of their hockey bags, some people play numerous seasons of the NHL video game, some take part in hockey sims while others roam aimlessly through the hockey hall of fame just to get that hockey “feeling” that bites us when the puck drops for good in the first few days of October.

Well for my part, I enjoy analyzing my home team and play GM to see what changes I would make. Who I would keep in my lineup, who I would trade for (realistically) and who I would plain cut.

Here’s my own player by player evaluation of this team that swiftly undertook a transformation since Gainey took office.

Todd Bertuzzi Rally

Fellow Canucks Fans,

Many people at the Vancouver Canucks Forums are hosting a rally in support of Todd Bertuzzi.

The rally will take place at 222 Main Street in front of the courthouse on July 9th.

The New York Rangers should……..

1. Play their kids: Up front they will have Lundmark, Balej, Betts, Murray, Ortmeyer, Josh Green, Mike Green, Prucha, Giroux, Heerema, Dominic Moore and on defence they have Tyutin, Pock, Rachunek, Kondratiev, Lampman, Grenier, Nycholat, with a good shot at making the team. Prucha may be the guy to centre a line with Jagr on it, allowing Holik to play a more defensive role. He was productive in Europe, and yes I know that isnt the same as teh NHL but I think he could be similar player to Robert Reichel. I know Reichel sucks now but he was a 70-80 point player in his younger days who could play an ok 2 way game and be a good playmaker.

Who's better, the Detroit red wings or Colorado Avalanche

Me and my freind rj ( a Colorado fan ) got into a fight of who was better the wings or avalanche

Bertuzzi Offically Charged

The following were taken from an Espn article. I know how everyone feels about cutting and pasting but given the nature of the topic I thought it best to keep portions word for word.

Ovechkin or Crosby??

With the 2004 NHL entry draft on Saturday, you really have to wonder who would you rather have? The next Kovalchuk or the next Gretzky?

What to look for in the Draft

Here are some rumors that are circulating…

Weekes to be dealt soon?

Lately many hockey “experts” have been commenting on the high possibility of Carolina Hurricanes goaltender Kevin Weekes and forward Jeff O’Neil being traded.

Ottawa Senators’ Draft Preview

Heading into the 2004 NHL Entry Draft, the Ottawa Senators may be looking to make some splashes. Find out who John Muckler may trade, who he might get in return and Ottawa’s potential selections.

The Best NHL Goaltender/Player Next Season

Going into the 2004-2005 NHL season next year, there are so many great goaltenders and players that can be considered the league`s best. From Martin St. Louis to Roberto Luongo to Adrian Aucoin… there are tons of players that can be found in this category.

2003-2004 NHL Awards

I know this happened about a week ago but no one posted it so here we go.

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