Burke Soon to Be Gone?!

Azcentral.com is reporting that Coyotes’ goalie Sean Burke may be traded as soon as Monday. General Manager Mike Barnett has denied this, but admitted that Burke has been the cornerstone of many trade talks this past week.

Poor Times For Pucks In Pittsburgh

Joe LaPointe of the New York Times writes in Thursday’s Sports section, “To see their Penguins play Tampa Bay on a slushy winter night last week, the hockey fans of Pittsburgh took an upward trek on a slippery slope of their hilly city. At the top stood the round-roofed Mellon Arena, also known as the Igloo, an appropriate nickname on a day filled with snow, sleet and freezing rain.

MIRACLE

I thought with the release of the motion picture “Miracle”, this would be the ideal time to introduce begin a discussion that creeps into HTR from time to time. What was more important to hockey, “The Summit Series” or the “Miracle on Ice”?

Sens/Leafs Rivalry. Is it the best in hockey?

In this day and age of 30 teams great rivalries are few and far between. Gone are the days of the brutel battles of the flyers and islanders, or the Habs and Bruins, or the Habs and Nords, or the Leafs and Red Wings. There are just too many teams in too many places to get a real hatred on for an opposing team.

Cherry Must Go?

Well if you live in Canada I’m sure you’ve all heard about how the federal government is investigating on-air comments about francophones made by Don Cherry on CBC’s Hockey Night in Canada.

Let the Excuses Begin

Well for those who saw the Leafs/Sens game on Thursday night you were probably witness to one of the most wackiest games of the season.

This game was exhausting to watch. Leafs fans were furious at their team in the first and middle of the second. And of course the Sens fans must be furious with the teams inability to hang on to a lead once again.

Flyers Have A New Goalie…..

The Flyers have announced that Goalie Propect Antero Niittymaki will make his 1st NHL start tonight against Washington. If he performs well he will start at Atlanta tomorrow.

Breaking down the playoff race

As we all know, there are no less than 5 teams in contention for the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference, and there is a constant power struggle within the top 8 teams. Let’s finally make sense of the muddled picture and figure out where each team will land:

Latest Rumors from around the League…

Here are the latest rumors that are circulating around the league…

Sens GM John Muckler aquires some much needed grit.

The Toronto Globe and Mail is reporting that last night Sens GM John Muckler aquired defensemen Todd simpson from the Anaheim Mighty Ducks in exchange for winger Petr Schastlivy.

Best American Born Goaltender

With the well-earned retirement of Richter’s sweater into the rafters of MSG and the resurgence of all of the “Richter is the best American born goalie ever” talk going on, I thought it would be an interesting discussion to try and decide who the best was. I am very interested to see the opinion of those HTR members outside of the US.

The 2 R's-Ray Returning?

Well nothing’s official but Ottawa Gm John Muckler has offered rob Ray a contract to return as reported by TSN.

#35 To Be Retired – Time To Reflect

With Mike Richter’s retirement only a day away I feel as though it is time to reflect on the career of Richter. The greatest American born goalie (I dare say?) and more so the greatest Rangers’s goalie of all-time.

Ow Report

Many players have been injured this week, goalies especially. Here’s a review of the injuries and what they may lead too.

First the

TSN.ca is reporting that a Toronto lawyer is making another attempt to bring a National Hockey League team to Hamilton, city officials said.

Richard Rodier, who represents HHC Acquisition Corp., will appear before a committee of Hamilton’s city council Wednesday, with a proposal to take over the management of Copps Coliseum.

A Bottle Full of NHL Thoughts

Well let me preface all of this by saying that I will reply to any posts that people make warranting a reply. I would have thought this could go unsaid, but it seems that every “new” writer (and even some old) on this page is under the impression that they should just write an article and never reply to people.

Eyeballs Exercise!

Disclaimer (Edited), by The Offspring

Ladies and gentlemen
Welcome to the disclaimer
That’s right, the disclaimer

This American apple pie institution
Known as parental discretion
Will cleanse any sense of innuendo or sarcasm
From the lyrics that might actually make you think
And will also insult your intelligence at the same time

So protect your family.
This album contains explicit depictions
Of things which are real.
These real things are commonly known as life.
So, if it sounds sarcastic, don’t take it seriously.
If it sounds dangerous,
Do not try this at home or at all.
And if it offends you, just don’t read it.

Analogy of the Leafs

I don’t care if this gets posted or not, but I gotta vent my frustration with my fellow Leafs fans.

Let the chant begin at MSG

Newsday and nhl.com report:

Mike Keenan has contacted Glen Sather about taking over the Rangers coaching position maybe as soon as after the all-star break.

Toronto's Deadline Options

Hopefully without bias, here’s what I think the Leafs should consider, as possibilities to improve their club before the trade deadline.