It was historic, an honor to be there…..and I'll never do it again!!!

Welcome Oiler fans. Once again(2nd time in 3 weeks)I’m late again. I’ve had finals at school going on, and just not enough time to contribute. But there almost done now, just a few more demo’s left and I’m through with that. On to my boys. It was a good week for them. 2 for 3, and probably the most historic regular season game in NHL history. And if every outdoor game is going to be that cold, I don’t want to do it again! So let’s begin, and let’s try to contribute a little more Oiler fans, and non Oiler fans too. Let me know what you think of the team.

20 Games into the Season, Trade Rumors, US Heritage Game, and New HTR Addition

Twenty games into this maturing season is long enough for general managers to review their team rosters and maybe make some changes.

A lot of trade rumors are starting to roam around freely, too freely. Bruce Garrioch is a disgrace to hockey jounralism once again, and he is stealing money from Canadians.

A beautiful outdoor game between two great Canadian teams, how about the US teams do the same? And you know where they should do it…..or do you?

Finally, I will be pleased to release big news for HockeyTradeRumors. Come in and find out!

Habs on the move!

The NHL Network has said that Ron Hainsey and Marcel Hossa have been sent down to Hamilton and Mike Komisarek and Pierre Dagenais are coming up to “The Big Show”. What can we read into this?

It's Time For Bettman to Go

The upcoming outdoor game is drawing a great deal of excitement in the hockey world, and that is good. But I happen to think it is being handled very stupidly by the league office. It is yet another mistake in the horror that has been Gary Bettman’s tenure as commissioner.

Rocks Rumors: Kidd, Berezin, Allison, Straka and Detroit's Goaltending

According to several sources, Trevor Kidd, the Toronto Maple Leaf backup who underweant offseason surgery, is more than likely going to be bought out by the Maple Leaf organization. This news comes after Kidd has been cleared to play. Quinn also said that he would like to be cumfortable placing Kidd in net, but he has not felt that yet.

Another Sign That The Apocalypse Is Upon Us

Did you miss me? I didn’t think so….

The NHL has hired the consulting firm responsible for the content and tone of Al Gore’s failed presidential campaign to do “promotion and public relations”.

So stop complaining that the NHL doesn’t do enough to promote their product to the general public – because it’s about to get much, much worse……

“It’s been said that people in hell want ice water – if that’s all they want, maybe they deserve to be there.” – Andrew Vachss

Hockey is no longer fun: From a true hockey hero

According to TSN.ca, oldtimer Guy Lafleur has said hockey is now boring, and guess what, I kind of agree.

Anson Carter in Montreal?

I have heard from indirect sources that a sports radio station (i believe Team990) have announced that Glen Sather has been in discussion with Montreal GM Bob Gainey about an undisclosed trade.

Hawks & Islanders set to deal?

TSN is reporting that the New York Islanders are looking to dump even more salary and trade Mark Parrish to the troubled Chicago Blackhawks. Rumour has it they are looking to include Eric Cairns in the package as well. Hawks GM bob Pulford said that Wiemer was a part of a bigger deal that would have been done, but it hinged on Wiemer clearing waivers, which didn’t happen. No word on who may be returning to the Island. The Isles fans cant be happy about this sudden penny pinching tactics. If the Isles are looking to deal Hamrlik, then will look to Cairns to take some of that ice time, and doesn’t make sense trading him for salary purposes at only $900,000. Hamrlik, Niniima & Aucion were all among the top 10 in ice time last year and the coach Steve Stirling was looking to ease the load on them by giving Cairns more ice time. So what is Mad Mike up to in Long Island? Stay tuned to see what develops.

Oates is an Oiler!

TSN.ca is reporting that the Edmonton Oilers have signed 41- year-old free agent centre Adam Oates has agreed to a one-year contract. General Manager Kevin Lowe says the decision to sign Oates came after it was determined that centre Marty Reasoner would be lost to the team for up to a month with injuries to both his ankle and his knee.

SHARKS INTERESTED IN COMRIE

In the most recent news from Edmonton, the San Jose Sharks are showing apparent interest in Mike Comrie. It has been reported that Comrie would go to San Jose in exchange for Johnathon Cheechoo and another Minor league defenceman. This could happen within in next few days.

Devils weekly recap/Retirement game for DANO announced

Devil of an opportunity; Dano retirement party

The MantaRay Devil report November 12, 2003

(From the swamps of Jersey)

Say it ain't so Joe

Bruins captain Joe Thornton is fed up. Fed up with some current tactics in the NHL. So fed up, he may be considering retirement.

Bad Habits Forming?

More “Post-It Notes”, but I promise not to bait Red Wings fans (yet)…

Isles cost cutting to begin

http://www.nypost.com/sports/islanders/4088.htm

According to the Post (not Brooks) and other sources, due to the lagging attendance this year, the Isles will be looking to cut some salary. It has been rumored that either Hamrlik or Parrish would be the one to go, but as I have said before, that would be a shock.

Rocks Rumors: Anaheim, Philidelphia, San Jose, Montreal and Atlanta want Comrie.

According to many reports, these 5 teams all want comrie really badly. Atlanta has been in the running for a while, but a few teams have recently shown interest, and offered some interesting deals.

The NHLPA's proposition

By pushing for a hard salary cap and completly refusing the NHLPA’s proposition for a new CBA, the owners have shot themselves in the foot… again.

Current Attendance Streaks

OK, everybody knows that the Avs are reaching a milestone 400th sellout (anticipating tonight’s game) at the Can. That may sound good but there’s a bigger issue here that’s telling of the National Hockey League’s policy on the attendance statistic.

Perreault, cancer in Habs dressing room?

Sportsnet.ca reports this morning that Habs center Yanic Perreault had a heated exchange with coach Claude Julien at the morning skate. As a result, he will not be playing tonight. This gives Bob Gainey a problem…or is it just a hint as to what is wrong in the Habs dressing room?

DG's Quick Hits- November 8, 2003

I used to have this as a regular feature (somewhat) and I hope to again have it as a weekly or bi-weekly thing. Just some random hockey thoughts.