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Penguins, Chicago, Florida deal?

Sources report that the Florida Panthers, Chicago Blackhawks, and Pittsburgh Penguins are set to make a 3 way trade.  This is how it would work out:

To Chicago:  Robert Lang, Milan Kraft, Jason Wiemer, Brett Hedican and a mid-round draft pick from Pittsburgh

To Pittsburgh:  Tony Amonte, Marcus Nilson, 3rd round pick

To Florida:  Dan Lacouture, Eric Daze

I dont know about this one folks, it seems like the teams that needs to build the most (Florida) is stupidly throwing players around.  But in the case of Pittsburgh, they would get the scoring punch that they need.  Chicago would be fools to make this trade though.

Odd Man Out – Pt. II

Hey, trade rumors fans.  Yes, as promised, I am going to make further progress on that list of payers on each team who need to be traded.  Again, I’m not going to finish today, but I should get a little further.

Lumme traded for Manson!

It has been reported on SportsNet that Dave Manson has been traded to Dallas for Jyrki Lumme.

This trade just proves that Manson is not totally useless, as most people would have you believe. Lumme will look to help the Leafs on the PP and with their transition game.

Donald Audette traded to Montreal for Rucinsky!!

The Dallas Stars Wednesday traded winger Donald Audette and center Shaun Van Allen to the Montreal Canadiens for Martin Rucinsky and Benoit Brunet. Rucinsky has 8 points this season. Brunet has 2.

Tradable Players in the Atlantic Division

“Who’s in the dog house! Ooof, oof, ooof, ooof!”

As retarded as that sounds, I just cannot get it off my mind, and make fun of me as much as you want, but I like it!

Anyway, let’s get serious. Who are the tradable players in this Division? Comments and thoughts are needed for this article. I think we can have a big and very interesting discussion on this topic.

BREAKING NEWS!!!

Here’s a story from Québec.

A radio station has stated that from unidentified sources, Patrick Roy of the Colorado Avalanche WOULD NOT GO TO THE OLYMPICS. I repeat: Patrick Roy WOULD NOT GO TO THE OLYMPICS!  

 

 

Lidstrom may be on the move !

Superstar defenceman Nicklas Lidstrom may be heading to Pittsburgh if the Detroit Red Wings do not sign him by the end of the season where upon he will be in the UFA category.

If I understand what is say’s at the RigidRink.com he may be heading to the Pens, who need defensive and offensive support for Lemieux and Straka and you ask why Kovalev is not listed there , well its because he is involved in this trade and here’s how it goes:

To Pittsburgh : Nicklas Lidstrom , and draft picks.

To Detroit : Alexie Kovalev , Janne Laukannen , Jan Hrdina.

OLYMPIC GOLD OR STANLEY CUP?

Since training camp started I have been wondering which means more, winning the Gold Medal for your country, or the Stanley Cup for your team?   I wonder where an NHL Player’s priorities lay when posed this question?  How do you guys feel about it?

Buds Near Trade With Chicago

Toronto may be near a trade with Chicago and my sources show me that they have had many agreements in the past EX. Igor Korolev,Steve Thomas,Alex Karpotsev,Steve Sullivan.

The trade would have the leafs send Cory Cross and a Third round draft pick to Chicago for either Jaroslav Spacek or Boris Mironov.

Kaberle/McCabe

Yushkevich/Berg

Eriksson/Mironov or Spacek

2/8 Of Teams Season Review

A lot of changes, a lot of surprises, disappointments, and so on and so on. Check out the 2/8 section of this 2001-2002 Season Review.

Rangers/Flyers game a wake up call for Boardstreetbullies

The Rangers/Flyers game was like a show to bob clarke that eric lindros is worth more then he got for him, but that wasn’t the real issue Wednesday night.

Rumors, Rumors and more Rumors !

Latest rumor was heard on the Montreal sports station CKAC, that sent Martin Rucinsky to New York in return of tough guy Sandy McCarthy.

I have absolutly no comments concerning this rumor but one thing I don’t get :  why the hell would André Savard be looking for a tough guy up front when the main problem of the Habs is a lack of goal scoring ???

One is for sure, the Canadiens are not going to make the playoffs with the team they have right now.  And people here in Montreal realize that and ARE VERY OKOTA!!!

So look for trades very soon !

 

Richter Steals the Show, Along With Lindros

This was one of the best games so far this season. I know I should not write about games on HTR, but this deserves to be posted, mostly for “A True Hockey Story” for the Eric Lindros saga. Flyers showed a lot of good signs, they had a lot of chances, but Richter shut them down and for the most part, controlled the whole game. The Rangers did win the physical battles however, but this is only the end of the first chapter of the Lindros saga.

Injury Report

ESPN online is reporting that Washington Capitals veteran defensemen Calle Johansson is out for the rest of the season.  He is having surgery on his right rotator cuff on Monday.  This story was originally reported in Sunday’s Washington Post.< ?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />

“It’s remarkable that he’s been playing for the last two or three weeks with that kind of injury,” general manager George McPhee told the Washington Post. “He’s one of our best all-around players and it’s a kick in the stomach, but we can’t control that part of the game and we’ll give other people opportunities and hopefully we’ll be pleasantly surprised.”

Another report online states that the Flyers rugged defensemen Luke Richardson may miss four to six weeks with a broken foot.  The Philadelphia Daily News also reported that he will be out indefinitely and is hoping the foot is not displaced. 

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Early season statistical surprises on Defense.

As requested, I have looked into the early defensive player performances and came up with this followup to the previous “surprises” article

Damn! Another Rumor… :)

Here’s another rumor for you guys….This time, coming from the mouth of Jacques Demers (former TB coach) not some sort of video games trade as we can see regularly post here…Anyways.

 

Here’s the rumor: New Jersey Devils are very interrested in T.B. Vincent LeCavalier and apparently, they already made an offer to Tampa’s Rick Dudley… Seems like there’s no trade yet, but it would include Bobby Holik. Now listen carefully…I’m not sayin’ it would be a 1:1 trade, just that it would INCLUDE Bobby Holik in a Lecavalier deal…Thought it was interresting, it would give Tampa Bay’s the grit they need… Post Comments if you like… 

Rangers Still Rule New York; FLY Line on Fire; York Getting Recognition

The New York Rangers are showing big signs that the team does have chemistry. Richter is on fire, Fleury, Lindros, York are becoming a threat every night, Leetch is playing with comfort from Malakhov, Berard is starting to skate well, and just about every player is showing what they got. The best player on the Rangers, who is still not recognized by the league, is Mike York.

Tales From Around the League

Team Payroll lists we’re released this past week and some staggering numbers can be seen on it.  After a look at some notable stories from several teams around the NHL, I want to pass on a nice Gretzky story that I just read.

Officiating a Serious Problem

After watching tonights FlyersHawks game, and I know this has been said a few times before, but the officials this year are brutal. They might as well have the coaches call the penalties from the bench. I’m not going to blame the whole game on officiating, but it was awful tonight. Apparently it is ok for Primeau to have to take on two guys at the same time. Maybe these guys didn’t see a third man in, but they were obviously both going after Primeau. And after this the Hawks still managed to come away with a powerplay. Only 6 minutes of penalties were handed out when at least 4 pairs of gloves were on the ice. After the Flyers killed the powerplay, the refs must have been threatened by Coach Barber, and called a weak make-up call against the Hawks’ Spacek, for a great hit on Williams, I believe. I was just wondering if the officiating is this terrible all the way around the league. It’s kinda tough to watch them all. I think that the NHL needs to take another close look at the current 4 man system.

Devil$ A$k Stevens…"Do You Accept…..'Cha-Ching'…CA$H?"

The New Jersey Devils might soon reach an agreement with 37 year old defenseman, Scott Stevens. Stevens is currently under a contract, and is receiving 4.2$ million dollars. The new contract should largely increase his salary almost double, 7$ million dollars a year. Stevens states that he feels “optomistic” about the contract.

Is GM Lou Lamoriello spending too much for a 37 year old veteran? Not only that, he is just a stay at home defenseman as well. Will the Devils become a high salary team?