Latest Trade Rumors, Journalists Have No Logic

Jagr going to the desert?

Felix the Cat leaves Monarchy?

Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal gets goofy!From Spector’s Trade Rumors:

JAGR TO PHOENIX?

WAYMORESPORTS.COM: reported on the possibility the money-losing Washington Capitals may attempt to dump Jaromir Jagr’s contract in the off-season. While noting Jagr’s hefty salary makes him difficult to move, it was suggested the Phoenix Coyotes may have interest. The reasons given were the new arena being built for the hockey club, which should generate increased revenue in the near future, Jagr belonging to the same agency as Coyotes part-owner Wayne Gretzky, and the ‘Yotes GM being Jagr’s former agent, Michael Barnett.

Me: I mean seriously….do these people sit and drink cheap coffee to think about this? HELLLO!!!! Thye Coyotes took action in March in a salary dump by trading Tony Amonte, and the Coyotes are projected to lose $60M this season in financials. Yes, a new building is projected to be up and running in maybe December, but how will that really pay off Jagr’s salary? Don’t think so….and forget about Garnett…I mean, what does that really mean?

WHAT DOES FUTURE HOLD FOR POTVIN AND RICHTER?

EDMONTON JOURNAL: In mid-April, Jim Matheson reported the Los Angeles Kings plan to shop for an upgrade in goal during the off-season. Regarding Felix Potvin, the club’s starting goaltender the past two seasons, GM Dave Taylor said if he did re-sign “the Cat”, it would be only to a one-year contract. Matheson suggests NY Rangers goalie Mike Richter could sign with the Kings this summer if he makes a full recovery from post-concussion symptoms. Potvin’s agent, Jay Fee, may try to offer his client to the Boston Bruins.

Me: Ok, now….Jim is a journalist and has been for many years. He rights for a well read newspaper. He should know hockey inside out. The Potvin part is interesting and I would not mind to see the Oilers cut Salo loose and make a pitch at Felix, just an idea. Then he totally makes a goof out of himself by ridiculously stating that the LA Kings may sign New York Rangers goaltender Mike Richter. And the answer to that Jim is………..

NNNNNNNNNNNNOOOOOOOOOOOOO.

That cannot happen Jim, and if you, and others, ask why….well, Mike Richter IS A NEW YORK RANGER WHO SIGNED A TWO YEAR DEAL!!!!! So, unless the Rangers buy out Mike’s contract, then Kings can then sign him (why didn’t they try last year?).

Nice idea Jim, but you’re a professional journalist and you must know the facts before making up such rumors.


46 Responses to Latest Trade Rumors, Journalists Have No Logic

  1. Sundinfan says:

    that article….sucked. who cares?

  2. UsedandAbused says:

    WoW! This Dallas game is going into second OT! I love Playoffs! If Dallas loses this game they are in deep SHIT!

    As for the NJ game… Was that boring or what? The Devils are the most boring team i’ve ever watch in any sport.

    As for Jagr… Who Cares! Its Playoffs Baby!

  3. UsedandAbused says:

    Yea I don’t get it either… We wait all year for the playoffs and these people are more interested in trades for next year. Why not just enjoy the present?

  4. OldNord says:

    Which GM will give an another chance at Richter anyway, he’s a piece of porcelain who’s facing freezen puck at this career’s stage.

  5. UsedandAbused says:

    I hope this game ends soon… Please I can’t stay up for a fourth OT.

  6. UsedandAbused says:

    Dallas is screwed

  7. UsedandAbused says:

    Can’t Believe this!!! I need to go to work tomorrow!

  8. JNurk17 says:

    the ducks deserved to win. Jiggy was amazing in net. oh and by the way, i agree with u 100% about the devils play…totally boring — Go Flyers

  9. UsedandAbused says:

    Dude… The Ducks got Robbed on that goal. I hope they win cause that goal should have counted. I would be so pissed if I was a Duck fan. Go Flyers!!!!

  10. Primis says:

    To say the ‘yotes would go after Jagr is silly, I agree. I do think Phoenix will make a run at a big-name free-agent this offseason though — they can’t help themselves. And to be honest, they could really use some more punch.

  11. JeffBurnz09 says:

    Naw, the rules says if the net comes off at all, in any way, it can’t be called a goal. Yea, even as a Dallas fan, I know it was going it, and probably should count, but going by the rules, it doesnt.

    This game is tooooo long. its going into 5 overtimes. Its been all Dallas, but they can’t score.

  12. UsedandAbused says:

    to lose!

  13. OilersRush says:

    Major props to the Ducks for winning in 5 ot. Sykora with the game winner, Giguere just will not lose. If l was the west be afraid, this guy is for real how can you go against him?The only unbeaten goalie in the playoffs.

    But Turco deserves a hand as well did everything he could but the Stars could not win it.

  14. gladiator says:

    beware GIGUERE

  15. DG says:

    *is kicking himself*

    Why did I miss the game?

    RealityCheck

  16. -Swizz- says:

    try 5 OT!!

    gotta love the playoffs..

  17. DalStars3109 says:

    Great Great Great Game is all I can say. This is what playoffs is all about. Both goalies was suprb,but G-Man made some awesome stops. Another Playoff Classic was born and yet this is just game one between the two. I am glad that the Ducks got the winning goal this OT becuase I would’ve never would’ve hard the last of it if the Stars had won. I tip my hat off to G-Man the ducks. This is what hockey is all about. :)

  18. jon95616 says:

    5 O.T. Game…still the Ducks find a way to win.

    GO DUCKS GO!!!

    The other Duck O.T. goal should have counted by the way.

    Go Sykora!!!

  19. jon95616 says:

    I can’t see them adding an 11 million dollar player.

  20. jon95616 says:

    yeah hes either a NY Ranger or he retires.

  21. jon95616 says:

    yup i agree…and…

    GO DUCKS!!!

  22. jon95616 says:

    yup i agree New Jersey is boring.

    but i cant see Tampa scoring much in this series.

    new jerseys third goal was a nice move though.

  23. OilersRush says:

    Why did you miss the game?

  24. flyersruleclarkstillsucks says:

    question! why do you post this crap rumors, and then give your thoughts on how stupid these rumors are? if you read these rumors and say to yourself there’s no way of these rumors coming true, then why waste time posting these crap rumors for everyone else to see? also, did anyone see Alex get voted off last night, never saw that coming! that rob is a sneaky one. i think he’s just trying to get rid of everyone else so it can just be him and the two hot chicks in the end. smart move!

  25. flyersruleclarkstillsucks says:

    i think Jagr will go to the NYR, maybe he can help them get closer to the 8th seed, but i don’t think so!

  26. flyersruleclarkstillsucks says:

    oh shit, i’ve been coming to hockeytraderumors.com this whole time, i thought it was basketsANDflowers.com, now i know why i haven’t found any good mums here!

  27. flyersruleclarkstillsucks says:

    i know we talk hockey here, but did anyone see that bullshit Lakers vs. Timberwolves game? those refs were doing their best to give that game to the lakers, even fouling out Kevin Garnett (who should win MVP) early in the overtime, and those two calls against Wally Szaribak were hella crap! but the wolves won anyway, so take that David Stern! Kings vs. Sixers in the finals! Sixers in 7! A.I. baby!!!

  28. flyersruleclarkstillsucks says:

    Hi C?

  29. UsedandAbused says:

    A.I. Is the Man!!!!!!!!!!!!! I’ll just be happy to see the Sixers get into the finals. Don’t see a team from the East beating the West.

  30. defenestrate says:

    Okay – I’m bored, so….

    Felix the Cat goes to New York – Whenever he gets into a fix, he reaches into his bag of tricks. Watching him try to play goal behind an atrocious defense led by Tom Poti, Martin Skoula, and “He Skate Me” (thanks Primis), everyone will laugh so much their sides will ache and their haeart will go pitter-pat, watching Felix the wonderful cat.

    He will flop (pun intended) as a goalie, but Michael Flatulence and Jennifer Beals will do an interpretive dance based on his ineptitude. A combination of Riverdance and Flashdance, “Flopdance” will be a broadway smash.

    An off-broadway knockoff, starring Rerun and Shirley Hemphill from “What’s Happening”, will not fare as well, until Rerun is replaced by Leroy from fame.

    Mike Richter cannot go to L.A., due to copyright infringements involving “the Richter Scale”. He will finish his career with the Louisiana Ice Gators, coached by Henry Winkler.

    Jaromir Jagr will appear on “Mr. Personality”, where it will be discovered that he does not, in fact, have one. He will leave hockey altogether and make the obvious career choice – as a spokesman for “Jaegermeister” (under his own private label, with the two “e’s” removed).

    CTP out……..you’ve been fun. Enjoy the Shaggs.

  31. defenestrate says:

    H_E_A_R_T.. man, that’s embarrassing…

  32. flyersruleclarkstillsucks says:

    i know what you men! doh!

  33. flyersruleclarkstillsucks says:

    if a comment is posted in a forest and no one’s here to read it, does it make a noise?

  34. Habfan1234 says:

    The only way that Jagr would go to Phoenix is if he deferred half of his contract. He has, I think 6 years remaining on it at a cost of $60 mil, so he would probably have to defer $30 million or so for the Phoenix Coyotes to trade for him. Instead of a 6 year, $60 million contract it would go to a 12 year, $60 million contract so he gets $5 million a season and even when he retires he would be getting $5 million a year until the contract runs out (I think that is how the Cinncinnati Reds could afford to get Ken Griffy Jr). Jagr to Phoenix = no chance.

    BTW: An awsome game last night between the Ducks and Stars. Good thing TSN did not show the Devils vs. Lightning.

  35. defenestrate says:

    Is a bear catholic? Does the pope s#$t in the woods?

  36. BlackJackman5 says:

    don’t care about this article, just wanted to make a comment referring to the ducks-stars game (which was a classic). i was hammering on you stars fans earlier in reference to derian hatcher’s gooning, but now i must tip my cap to you. all the filled seats through 7+ periods of hockey, intense for almost all of the game, standing from the 1st overtime on, and (the piece de resistance) the cheering of the teams as they skated off the ice after that war. i was astouded by the utter class that you guys showed. you guys are awesome fans!! so kudos…………

    and GO DUCKS and WILD!!!!!!!!!!

  37. G_Money says:

    One of the rumours i heard was DeVries to Toronto.

  38. GeniushockeyKID says:

    In response to Primis: MMM….Punch

  39. starsgirl25 says:

    it’s not just the journalists that are stupid, it’s the broadcasters.

    espn’s 2 guys, steve levy and darren pang called the hit on salei wrong. they said that salei hit arnott, but when you look back at the replay, arnott leveled him. not only are they dumb, they are blind.

    after that and several other things that espn has said over the years, i’ve lost all respect for them and would like to see them all fired b/c they suck!!!!!!!

  40. Flyers_01 says:

    The ducks got screwed on that 3rd OT goal they scored which was waived off. I’m glad they came back and won it because that first goal never should’ve been disallowed.

    I think the league was giving the Stars a mulligan on that goal.

  41. jon95616 says:

    overall the Espn guys all do a pretty good job. It could be much worse, atleast we have hockey to watch.

  42. -Swizz- says:

    a.i. is the man…

    i still wish the raptors had pulled the trigger back in the day when they were offered a.i. for damon…back when damon was the shit..

  43. BlackJackman5 says:

    uh, yeah. i was getting that eerie feeling, like in ’99 on hull’s goal. i smelled a rat….

  44. mikster says:

    CBC and TSN are THE BEST!!!!!!!!

  45. -Swizz- says:

    gotta love pierre maguire….

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