According to TSN.ca, oldtimer Guy Lafleur has said hockey is now boring, and guess what, I kind of agree.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Devil of an opportunity; Dano retirement party
The MantaRay Devil report November 12, 2003
(From the swamps of Jersey)
Bruins captain Joe Thornton is fed up. Fed up with some current tactics in the NHL. So fed up, he may be considering retirement.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
The losses keep piling up, and the offence is nowhere to be seen lately. 1 goal in the past 6 periods, losing 3-0 to the Rangers, then 4-1 to the Isles two nights later.
Jody Vance of Sportsnet was reporting a couple of nights ago the Habs GM Bob Gainey was planning on hauling Jaromir Jagr to Montreal for Koivu and Brisebois. I can hardly see this happening, and as a Habs fan, I am rather skeptical that this trade would help…
According to TSN.ca, the Devils are the front runners for acquiring verteran forward Sergei Berezin.
I recall all those boos from Rangers and hockey fans in general that cried out for long time Oiler and Ranger Mark Messier to retire. He got on the fans’ nerves, and all those posts of “HANG EM UP!”.
Red Wings make history in the NHL world, Rangers hand them a special symbol….
Who, and what team, has been a disappointment/surprise?
Who’ll be the first coach to get the axe?
The latest news comes through that RW Steve Thomas has now signed with the Detroit Red Wings on a one year deal. No doubt this is because of the injury of Henrik Zetterbrug expected to be sidelined 4-6 weeks with a broken leg. Let’s now look at Steve Thomas’s career in the NHL and see if it was a step in the right direction for the already troubled wings.
New York Ranger$ captain Mark Messier moved past Gordie Howe into second place on the all-time scoring list with an empty-net goal in a 3-0 win against Dallas.