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Could Berard be the Answer to the Bruins' Dreams?

On August 7, 2002, USA Today reported that Bryan Berard was very close to signing with the Boston Bruins. Sure, he had an inconsistent comeback year, but who wouldn’t after an injury like he had. Could this soon-to-be signing be the defencemen the Bruins have been looking for?

Just a Reminder

HTR has its own Instant Messenger. It’s a good way to talk to other HTR members about topics. Also, it would come in handy when HTR creates a Fantasy Hockey League. HTR is planning to create a pay league with money as prize. It will be cheaper than other fantasy leagues. The money would help HTR as a site, probably less pop-up windows.

Thank you,

HTR Staff

TSN: Theodore still unsigned/ Plus more on the Hackett rumor

(Aug 9) tsn.ca – The agent for goaltender Jose Theodore and Montreal Canadiens general manager Andre Savard met briefly on Thursday but the two sides are still no closer to a deal.

Richter's Best Days Behind Him?

I’ve Heard it so many times before, ‘Mike Richter’s best days are behind him’. Easy to say, since his numbers aren’t getting any better, and he’s hasn’t finished a year in the past three. But we will explore why this is a myth.

ESPN/ESPN2/ABC to cut the number of hockey telecasts.

http://www.nytimes.com/2002/08/08/sports/hockey/08HOCK.html

Is less more? According to the powers that be at Disney, it is. For the 2002-2003 season, ESPN and ESPN2 will cut the number of televised games from 102 to 71. Their argument is that they do not want to saturate the market with uninteresting games and would rather focus on higher rated games.

Why the NHL needs a salary cap.

As 2004 rapidly approaches all of us hardcore hockey fans will keep watching hockey even if there is a work stoppage. Saying that, hockey has had a great year the 2001-2002 campaign is full of great stories: The Carolina Hurricanes, Jose Theodore, Jarome Iginla, Team Canada and the olympics on a whole. Many new fans have been introduced to the game the past season. But a lock-out of the players might be what the league needs to survive.

Berard Reportedly Close To Signing With Bruins

tsn.ca is reporting that UFA defencemen Bryan Berard is close to signing a contract with the Boston Bruins. Berard, who played last season with the NY Rangers, will reportedly receive a deal for 1 year, worth $850, 000 with a club option for a second year at $1.3 million UNLESS Berard scores 36 points or more in which case it becomes his option for the second year.

Yzerman Done?

Tsn.ca is reporting that Red Wings Captain Steve Yzerman might not be back, if the pain from his knee injury does not subside.

This in my opinion would really take a toll on the Wings. Stevie Y proved to be the inspiration and one of the MAIN reasons for the Red Wings success.

How do you think the loss of Stevie will affect the Red Wings?

Here is the story link:

http://www.tsn.ca/NHL/readstory.asp?story_id=2456326

New Rule

Hockey Trade Rumors announces a new rule.

Articles written by Anonymous writers will NOT be posted. Only the articles written by HTR members will be posted.

Regards,

HTR Staff

Who Do You Think Are the Most Overachived Players But Are Underpayed.

Some of the most overachived players are some of the most underpaid. Players like Sergei Fedorov, Todd Bertuzzi, and Mark Parrish. Fedorov has the hardest slapshot in then NHL with 102.5 MPH, He is one of the best 2 way centers, has won the Hart Trophey and is only paid $2,000,000. Todd Bertuzzi is another one that is an underpaid elite player. He came throught with a career year with 85 points and has been in the playoffs for the past 3 seasons. He is also only payed $2,000,000. Mark Parrish is another unluckey player to be underpaid for his achivements. He scored 32 goals for a rebuilt New York Islanders and is only payed $750,000. These three examples are players that should be paid more. If I was one of these players i would go to and arbitrator and be paid for what im worth. Tell me who you think are the most overachived and underpaid players.

DG's Quick Hits- August 4, 2002

Daigle: not much to “Crow” about

Karyia gets a pay cut

Ferraro retires to the broadcast booth

Canadiens Almost Ready for October

With hockey approaching rather quickly, teams are getting last minute signings and trades to try and start the season on a winnning note. The Canadiens have been rather quiet and still NEED to ink Jose Theodore.

What's the WORST MOVE you ever saw? (bloopers time!)

Now it’s time to reverse my first submission and ask hockey fans what’s the very lamest, most ridiculous, funniest, WORST move they ever witnessed watching NHL hockey.

The Wonderful World Of Fantasy!

NHL training camps will soon be open and so will another fantasy hockey season. Just wondering how many of you play, and where you play? Thoughts on this years sleepers and sure things.

I played in CBS Sportsline last year, besides a few glitches in the beginning of the season, it went well. My league is among friends and we do the whole draft party thing with plenty of food and beer. Draft picks, and player deals happen all season long. Fantasy football is so popular now, and not to many people knew of the fantasy hockey, but it is fun!!!

Do you play?

Here are some links for more fantasy hockey stuff:

http://www.ultrahockey.com/

http://fantasy.sportsline.com

2002-2003 Preview: How the West Will Rule

If the only thing more exciting than the playoffs is the race to the post season, then this year’s western conference showdown should be a doozy. Most likely more exciting than the finals, because we all know who wins that anyways. The west exhibits total domination annually. In case you have an argument to throw in here, I’ll throw a stat at you I’ve used many times before. 6 of the past 7 years, the west won the cup. 3 of those years the eastern team was swept. And the west is only getting better.

Commissioner Addresses HTR

This is my first post, though I have observed HTR for now a full season. I am the ‘Commissioner’. I am not the Commissioner of the NHL nor do my comments reflect any ideologies of the League Office. I am simply Commissioner to the game of Hockey as I feel I can provide the insight and objectivity commanded by this position. I will attempt to win your respect by establishing my position on my home town team, the Toronto Maple Leafs. It is also an attempt to thwart your ill-impressions and ridicule of the franchise

Leafs May Have A Plan B

Could the Toronto Maple Leafs have someone other than Derek Morris in mind for their needy blueline core? If The Team radio station is accurate, this may very well be the case.

Panthers Preview

Last season the Panthers failed to qualify for the post-season once again. They lost there most popular player, and changed coach’s and GM’s. Yet most fans will agree with me that they are better than last years team.

Bruins: settling for mediocrity?

I think one of the most dissapointing happenings of this off-season is the gradual crumbling of one of the league’s strongest teams, the Boston Bruins. The Bruins finished the 2001-2002 regular season in 1st place overall in the Eastern Conference, they looked like they had finnally overcome the loss of Ray Bourque and were ready to emerge as a new force in the East having not been a real playoff contender since the early 90’s. Well, so much for that..

Southern Fried Hockey

Let’s take a break from the usual storylines involving the Rangers, Islanders, Wings, Leafs and free agents still available (I know I missed one or two other usual topics but you get the picture). Let’s talk about the Thrashers. Probably not a great topic of interest to many of you, I would imagine. But it’s always helpful to be able to see and understand the smaller parts of the big picture.