#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

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Welcome to the disclaimer
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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.
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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.

MVP Profile: Peter the Great

The legend of the prospect once traded for the 8th time concussed Eric Lindros continues to surge. Ladies and gentlemen, I give you the MVP of the 2003-2004 NHL Season: Peter Forsberg.

The Avalanche’s record with Forsberg in the lineup this year is 18-5-1-2 (18-7-1 in my book). That’s a 69% winning percentage when Forsberg has played thus far as opposed to 11-6-8-1 without him (or a 42% winning percentage).

The Dilemma in Ottawa

Last nights game was a huge litmus test for both the leafs and the sens. Along with the fight for first place for the foreseeable future anyway, the leafs needed this win after a trouncing at the hands of Ottawa last time. (Granted too many players were out of the game to call it a fair match up) And Ottawa needed this game to continue to flex their muscles in the east.

Best Trade Deadline Ever?

It looks as if more and more teams are trying to get younger and younger. There are now only a handful of teams that can seriously go out shopping for great veteran players. These teams are Colorado, Dallas, Detroit, New Jersey, NYR, Philly and Toronto.

The Flyers Playoff Goalie Solution

Ok, before i bore you to death, the answer is already playing for the team. His name is Robert Esche. You may disagree, but he has just as good a chance of succeeding (or a greater chance) than any goalies the flyers could acquire before the trade deadline.

Midseason NHL Awards

The mathematical halfway point of the NHL schedule has passed making this a good time to hand out some midseason awards.

HART TROPHY (most valuable player): Martin Brodeur, New Jersey. The Devils don’t score much, but they don’t have to with Brodeur in the crease. He leads the NHL in several goaltending categories and has played in all but two of New Jersey’s 39 games.

Trade Rumors, Some Other Interesting Things ***Updated***

Well, all is in the past and history. Good to check out trade rumors again, hockey news, stuff like that.

Anyway, trade rumors to talk about, and March 9 is not all too far away. The closer we get, the more heat rises in rumors.

Reading the submitted news today, I came across two interesting posts sent by HTR members. One a question, the other one concerns of two Canadian media-men taking some verbal jabs at each other.

A short discussion on my view of the NHL. And, that’s way too much disrespect in the NHL.

And the last part of this…….will be going back to trade discussions and what I think some teams need. Would like to see you disagree or agree, and give your opinion as well.

Should Lindros Retire???

Is Eight Enough? For New York Rangers forward Eric Lindros, eight documented concussions should be more than enough for him to seriously consider taking himself off the ice for good.

Zhamnov closer to Vancouver??

According to ”The Team 1040” the Vancouver Canucks and the San Jose Sharks would be the front-runners in the Alexei Zhamnov derby. Vancouver would have offered couple of players for the Chicago Blackhawks center…

No Government Cheese

Okay, there’s no way this will get published, because I don’t have blackmail pictures of the admins, and I’m not overtly trying to “suck up” to them to get any “power” for myself. But I will feel better for having written it. Here goes:

Well, slap my wrist and call me duly chastised

Associated Press and Lexis / Nexis report:

The NHL has fined Washington Capitals owner Ted Leonsis $100,000.00 (U.S. currency) for his actions involving disgruntled fan Jason Hammer (go Hammer; go Hammer – U Can’t Touch This!) last Sunday night following yet another Caps home loss.

Devils look to the Hurricane

The New Jersey Devils are rumored to be talking to the Carolina Hurricanes for the next big trade. Rod Brind’amour is the player the Devils have their eye on right now.

Pens send down Fleury

Marc-Andre Fleury’s stay in the NHL is over after half a season.