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This story is really only worthy of news for one reason: it proves that not all NHL players are greedy money grubbers, and some actually respect the organizations they play for. And, it gives me another opportunity to rave about Datsyuk.
TSN.ca claims that reports coming out of Detroit are saying that Dominik Hasek has been in close contact with the management of the Red Wings regarding him coming back into the Red Wings lineup for next season.
Dallas Stars GM Doug Armstrong has confirmed that Captain Darian Hatecher will not be given a new offer. So we know that Hatcher won’t be returning to the Stars, so where will he go? Toronto perhaps?
Thats right folks!! Ca`ll me crazy! Say “It’s waaaay to early to predict something like this! Tell me I don’t know anything about hockey! Hell, even point out the fact that I predicted a Bruins / Sharks Cup Finals last year, but be assured this one is an iron clad lock!! The Los Angeles Kings will win Lord Stanley’s Cup next year!
Jagr to the Rangers for Lindros, Bure, Carter, Nedved and every other loser on the Rangers roster. Thats the rumor. Well I’m here to tell you it’s all a load of steaming cow manure. Here’s why…
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (CP) – The NHL and its 30 general managers emerged from a three and half hour meeting Friday agreeing that something must be done to control the increasing size of goalie equipment in an effort to open up the game.
No big trades, no Mad Mike surprises, and the teams who I think did a very good job in the 1st round.
From the Globe and Mail: http://www.globeandmail.ca
Popular NHL assistant coach dies
By ERIC DUHATSCHEK
Globe and Mail Update
Nashville — They say the measure of a man is the number of friendships he’s developed in his lifetime. If that is indeed the case, then Roger Neilson – the Ottawa Senators’ assistant coach who passed away Saturday afternoon in Peterborough, Ont. after a lengthy battle with cancer at the age of 69 – may have been one of the most beloved men to walk the face of the earth.
FAN590 is reporting that a Jaromir Jagr for Eric Lindros deal may be going down soon. The deal may also take a few days, or weeks, to get worked on.
The Phoenix Coyotes have traded defenceman Danny Markov and a conditional draft pick to Carolina for defencemen David Tanabe and Igor Knyazev, TSN has learned.
The Florida Panthers have traded their 2003 first overall selection to the Pittsburgh Penguins for Mikael Samuelsson and the third overall pick in the 2003 draft, TSN has learned.
Today is the day most have been waiting for. Draft time, but this draft seems to be the biggest of them all….. With a great order of kids going deep into the draft.
But the kids aren’t the only news, it’s the trades that are rumored to go down at 1:00pm Eastern. This should be one of the best drafts to watch…. You just know somthing big is going to happen. So let’s get ready.
The Boston Bruins have traded center Jozef Stumpel and a 2003 7th round pick to the Los Angeles Kings in return for a 2003 4th round pick and a 2004 2nd round pick.
In todays Newsday, Alahn Hahn reports that the St. Louis BLues are dangling All-Star Pavol Demitra and seem very interested in defenceman Roman Hamrlik. Could Demitra be heading to the island. Let me hear your thoughts.
Do the New York people know something that the Dallas people don’t about the Dallas Stars?
According to Sportsnet.ca, step 1 between the Rangers and Robinson is completed and it may be successfully completed.
If one took a casual look at Hockeytown, they’d be forced to draw the conclusion that the wheels were falling off.
Canes won’t try for No. 1 draft pick
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (CP) – Hurricanes general manager Jim Rutherford insisted Thursday the frenzied trade talks involving Florida and the No. 1 draft pick will not affect Carolina’s game plan.
Whether or not Rutherford was wearing his best poker face, he said the Hurricanes are just fine with the second overall selection in Saturday’s NHL entry draft (TSN, 1 p.m. EDT) at Gaylord Entertainment Center.
“We sit in a good spot because we have three players that we like and by picking second we will get one of those players,” Rutherford said Thursday at a hotel. “The Florida Panthers obviously control things by picking first but we don’t mind our position.
From TSN: http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/news_story.asp?ID=44845
Blues place Val Bure on waivers and more
I know this is “Hockey Trade Rumors”, but all this verbatim reporting of musings that can be found elsewhere are, frankly, boring the teats off of me. It’s not even worth the effort for me to torment anyone…..