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Last minute opinions on big name free agents. The Frenzy has begun.
17 minutes was all it took to witness the first UFA signing. Adam Oates has signed with the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim for 2 years at 3.5 million a year. Wow, talk about career suicide.
If you have a breaking news to report of a player traded or signed, DO MENTION THE SOURCE.
Just in case people aren’t aware, after unloading Cujo to the Flames the Leafs dumped Domi on Nashville and the Rangers dumped Richter on Edmonton.
Thefourthperiod.com has learned that impending unrestricted free agent Bill Guerin will meet with NY Rangers management after tonight’s midnight deadline to discuss a possible contract with the Blueshirts.
Although I still have my doubts about this one, anything is possible, and this might dispell the rumors of the Stars having already agreed to contracts with Amonte and Guerin.
Huge loss for the Sharks. Selanne looked like he finally fit in with them towards the end of last year. Story from Oakland Tribune:
Reading scouting reports, I realized it could take a long time for me to write about every draft pick chosen. In fact, it is hard to find every scouting report of every player drafted. I only examined the most significant players of the draft, the players judged to be most successful in the future.
Scouting reports came from three sources, so I had a good view about the players. It will be done in alphabetical order team by team.
The Chicago Blackhawks acquired the left wing from the Montreal Canadiens on Sunday for a fourth-round pick in the 2004 draft.
Alan Hahn of Newsday reports that as of July 1, no one will be wearing #10 for the Islanders. That means that Mats Lindgren will not be offered a contract which is not surprising since he has sat most of the last 2 years unless Milbury can unload him in a trade and Tony Amonte will sign a huge deal with the Dallas Stars to play with his friend Mike Modano, not the NY Islanders.
On the Kasparitis front, Kasparitis is looking for 5 million a year however would take a small discount to play for the Islanders and stay at home. However he is looking for an 8 year deal and the Isles are reluctant to lock up someone for that long because they are committed to Peca for another 4 years and Yashin for 9 more years. The Islanders despite their success and large ticket price increase are still losing money and ownership is hesitant to lock in players for that length.
Milbury according to Hahn might go to training camp with the same lineup hoping players like Isbister and Kvasha step up.
There are going to be a lot of quality free agents this off-season, Curtis Joseph, Ed Belfour, Mike Richter, Byron Dafoe, Bobby Holik, Robert Lang, Bill Guerin, Chris Chelios, Teemu Selanne, Tony Amonte, Ron Francis, and Theo Fleury. The question is where will they go? Well I’ll see if I can help you out.
All-Star Centre Doug Gilmour does not know his fate, but what is the fate of several other Montreal Canadiens?
TSN is reporting that the Chicago Black Hawks have Re-signed winger Steve Thomas.
Thomas struggled through an injury proned season but the team hopes he can return next season at full strength and pick off where he left off, Thomas had 3 goals in the teams final 7 games last season. He is projected as a potential second line winger.
These are some new rumors that have hit the air waves. These rumors have been reported from many sites and newspapers.
This Post is not Opinion, strictly fact’s of what has really been said….Players moving players staying.
So there it went. The 2002 NHL entry draft is a thing of the past. Some trades. Some moving up and down the draft board. SOME REALLY WEIRD TRADES AND PICKS!!
Maybe there is something in the water up there in Toronto. How else do you explain half the deals made yesterday?
Why Cujo in Atlanta isn’t so bad
Hasek: retirement promises two years late
On the radar screen
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As reported on Comcast Sportsnet, the Philadelphia Flyers traded Jiri Dopita to the Edmonton Oilers for a third round pick in 2003, a 5th round pick in 2004,and a conditional pick in 2005.
Though you heard many rumors about what will Clarke do by the usual sources you hear about everyday, I took a look at www.thefourthperiod.com where Flyers GM Bobby Clarke was interviewed by TFP.
As we all know, the Philadelphia Flyers’ season came to a disappointing end with a less-than impressive two-goals-in-five-games effort against the Ottowa Senators. This inept and painful conclusion to a season that began with so much hope, promise, and expectation led not only to a public vote of no confidence/stab in the head coach’s back by three key veterans, but also to Bill Barber’s firing as well. It would turn out to be only the beginning. The next great turnover of the Philadelphia Flyers started right then and there.
Well the playoffs are over and I decided to bring out my list of what we said as the season ended and we geared up for the playoffs. There were not as many predictions as I would have expected from people and I tried to limit my quotes to comments made before the playoffs began, however one or two did slip into the mix, however they were not later than game two of the 1st round. I thought everyone might enjoy these, so here goes. (Any misspellings, typos or omissions are the original authors work.)