Pure Speculation

In between the clouded memories and twisted thoughts that float around in my head every day, there is the rare occasion that something clear and intelligent sneaks past the radar…….

Unfortunately that hasn’t happened today so if this actually gets posted you will all be subject to my manical rumblings.

Cry me a river, Georges.

Here is an article who has been written by Big Georges Laraque that I want to share with you, HTR members.

FACTS ABOUT THE JAGR DEAL

OK let’s go back to the basics here. I’m going to give the facts on this Jagr trade to shut up everyone on this website.

So yes like most of the time…. I’m going to challenge everyone about this topic since it seems to me so many Rangers fans and other fans have cried about this Jagr deal.

Here Is the Basic Facts on the deal.

Fight them if you can.

The new measure of a man, WWGHD?

The new measure of a man, WWGHD? What Would Gordie Howe Do?

Jagr a Ranger

TSN.ca reports that the Washington Capitals are set to trade all-star player Jaromir Jagr to the New York Rangers in return for Anson Carter, and are awaiting for league approval. Details to follow.

In other Rangers news, TheFourthPeriod.com reports that the New York Rangers acquired defenseman Jamie Pushor from the COlumbus Blue Jackets in exchange for an 8th round pick.

Leafs Looking At their Options!

The Leafs are tied with the Avs for first place overall. They are doing this without four of their best players. Rumors are swirling around this team, and players like Jeff O’Neil, Roman Hamerlik, Janne Ninamma, and Sergi Gonchar are being linked are said to be potential targets for the Leafs. And then there’s the media….

Sens On The Verge Of Acquiring Peter Bondra??

According to RDS.ca, a rumor coming from Ottawa, the Washington Capitals would have reached a deal with Ottawa that would ship Peter Bondra to the Sens…

All-Stars 2004

Here is the list of the 2004 All-Star game…

Clarifying the Rangers Trade Talks

I noticed too much confusion over this. People mentioning too many names, not getting the trade talks right, and looking too much at one side. So, who do I blame? Well, The Score will never gain my trust, and it certainly deserves to be known as a…….

Flyers acquire Mattias Timander from the Islanders

www.tsn.ca

The Philadelphia Flyers picked up yet another defenceman on Thursday, acquiring Matthias Timander from the New York Islanders for a seventh-round pick in 2004.

NHL Players speak out

Gentlemen, I’ll be brief.

There is an OUTSTANDING article in The Hockey News in which the players of the NHL were asked what they would change about the game.

Kolzig and Gonchar almost Flyers????

On 610 WIP this morning they were discussing the Flyers need for a goalie and it was said that “inside sources” in the Flyers organization stated that prior to the Markov deal the Flyers were “very close” to acquiring Kolzig and Gonchar and that Williams was part of that package that fell apart at the last minute.

The Buzz Has Started

It seems that Bobby Clarke has started my most favourite time of year. With the trade of Williams for Markov, Clarke has finally began the Gm’s battle for positioning. This year has seemed slower than most and we all know the CBA has been front and centre of all potential deals. No one has been willing to take that step to get GM’s to start wheeling and dealing.

Jagr Broadway Bound?

According to many sources, The Score, RDA.Ca, spectorshockey.net and thefourthperiod.com, the Washington Capitals and the New York Rangers are in heavy discussions about a trade that includes Jaromir Jagr. While nothing yet is imminent, reports say the teams are in involved in trade talks. The Rangers coach/Gm/President Glen Sather said yesterday they made some calls regarding a trade yesterday, but mostly referring to defensemen. This gives reason to believe the Rangers are interested in possibly Sergei Gonchar or Brendon Witt.

Battle of the Northeast!

There’s currently a pile of exciting races happening in the NHL, both at the Conference and Divisional levels. Now, I may be biased as a Habs fan, but I honestly think the race in the NorthEast is outstanding:

A step back from the NHL!

Minor Hockey week just finished up in Edmonton. Though I was only able to see one game at West Edmonton Mall, I read an amazing story that I wanted to share.

Sather Looking To Fill In Blueline Gaps

http://www.newsday.com/sports/hockey/rangers/ny-rang213635130jan21,0,4991191.story?coll=ny-rangers-headlines

With injuries to Darius Kasparaitis, Greg DeVries, and Tom Poti, and with the Rangers playoff hopes once again hanging on by a thread, Glen Sather is finally looking to deal for a defenseman.

Best of the West

Through much doubt, early difficulties, and a large change in the locker-room (over the last 12 months), the Sharks have turned themselves around this year to proove that last season was mearly a fluke.

Slapshot Part III, Starring HTR Members

Time to drag out my favorite old “Strange Happenings” category again…..

I have a side bet with two people that this post will never see the light of day……..

It's so frustrating to watch

You know, last week I wrote an article, and I had some strong opinions as to what I thought was going to happen in the next few weeks with this team. There were a few people that strongly disagreed with those opinions, and that’s fine too. I still believe that this Oiler team will bust out soon. The ONLY reason I still believe is because the schedule is about to get as easy as it can in this league up until the All-star break. 8 of the next 9 are at home. However, Dallas comes into the Drug store tonight on a roll, T-Bay on Thursday who seem to have things rolling again, then a rematch against the Preds on Saturday, which is a MUST win. Interesting times in Oiler land, plus, I want to let you all know about the latest in……Jets land.