Category Archives: HTR Feature Article

Hockey Rumors and News – October 15, 2009

Pens defenseman kicks cold, talks contract

Burke won’t wait forever for shake-up

Can’t give up on Huet just yet

May Be Time To Can Wilson

With a 0-5-1 record, its maybe time for a coaching change in Toronto.

Yes, its only been 88 games into Ron Wilson’s career as coach of the Maple Leafs but already he appears to have lost the attention of the players.

While the demise of the team early this season is not all his doing, he is part of the problem. And as the old saying goes, its easier to can the coach than dump 20 players, especially in a cap world.

NHL News and Rumors – October 13, 2009

Demitra’s rehab from shoulder surgery is not going well

Chris Chelios wants to win with the Chicago Wolves

Leafs were close on Gilroy

Habs balk at bringing versatile Dandenault back

Cox: Bold moves could avert Leaf disaster

Dumping Vesa Toskala, Jason Blake would free up cap space, allow boxed-in Burke to go after roster upgrades

The Leaf GM does appear to be a wee bit boxed in, partly by the lacklustre state of his team after four games, and partly by the Kessel deal.

Spezza, Neil in scuffle at Senators practice

Allen Panzeri, The Ottawa Citizen

Jason Spezza and Chris Neil, seatmates in the Ottawa dressing room, started some fireworks at the end of today’s practice with a brief fight.

Hockey News – October 7, 2009

Milan Lucic earns three-year extension

Canucks upset at Burke over draft comments

Avalanche’s injured goaltender Anderson might resume practice today

Hockey Trade Rumors and News

Rangers looking for another defenseman

Chamber of commerce eyes Islanders move to Queens

Kostitsyn reports to AHL; Habs promise trade

NHL News – October 5, 2009

Goaltending already a problem for Leafs

Panthers, center Dominic Moore agree to contract

Drury absent from PP unit

Cherry rips NHLPA over Kelly’s firing

Hockey Rumors and News – October 2, 2009

1. Michael Nylander’s days with the Caps nearly done

2. Sens owner says Heatley left ‘sour taste’

3. Shanny opts out as Devils go with kids

4. Dallas Stars give Robidas four-year deal

Ultimate Pool Preview – 2009/2010 – Released

Here it is folks … Download your free 2009-2010 copy of the Ultimate Pool Preview.

Special Thanks to Marco Normandin

NHL News and Rumors – Today – September 25, 09

Veteran Brad May gets tryout with Wings, but is long shot to stick

Kessel deal opens door for possible Kovalchuk pursuit

NHl News and Rumors – September 24, 2009

Pat Burns hopes health will allow him to scout for NJ Devils this season

Balsillie continues to finesse Coyotes bid

Forsberg planning another comeback

Murray has deals in mind

Theo still waiting on contract offer

STEVE MACFARLANE

Despite his client being the talk of the town the last couple of weeks, agent Don Baizley hasn’t been talking contract with the Calgary Flames.

NHl News and Rumors – September 21, 09

Calder in tryout mode with Ducks

Peter Chiarelli’s take on trade: Young star wanted out

Fleury not done, yet

Former Cane Babchuk gone to Russia?

Canucks Best Bet For Cup's Return to Canada

The Vancouver Canucks had big expectations last season which were not met after falling meekly in the 2nd round of the playoffs.

However, despite some key subtractions to the lineup, the team has high hopes again for this coming year.

They’ve brought back their best offensive contributors in the twins, re-signed their top player long term in Luongo and have an excellent mix of veterans and youth to take a good run at a championship in the next few years.

Burke : Year One

The acquisition of Phil Kessel puts the stamp on the team that Burke has been looking for, and officially concludes the first year of Burke as General Manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs. With the new season starting very shortly, and no more moves likely to take place between now and then, perhaps it is time to look back at Burke’s work over the last year. Here is the list of major Maple Leaf transactions:

Season:

Report says Preds in hunt for Kessel

STEVE BUFFERY, SUN MEDIA

NESN.com is reporting that the Maple Leafs and Nashville Predators might begin a bidding war for Phil Kessel.

Phil Kessel Trade Rumors + Another tidbit

Phil Kessel trade likely

Sharks on verge of signing veteran Malhotra

Predators pursue Bruins’ Phil Kessel

Phil in the future?

LANCE HORNBY,

The Maple Leafs’ pursuit of Phil Kessel continues, but in the meantime there are nine National Hockey League exhibition games to play, including four in a row beginning tonight.

NHL News and Rumors – September 15, 2009

Wild expected to sign ‘pure goal scorer’ Petr Sykora after tryout

Kiss Kessel goodbye

One Forward’s Out, One’s Not