The Next Russian Rocket, More Teams to Make the NHL? Possible Trades.

Find out who the next Russian Rocket will be, and more teams to make the post-season?

Comrie To Wings?

Spector’s Trade Rumors is reporting that the Oilers GM has had some talks to the Detroit Red Wings and the New York Rangers concerning Mike Comrie being traded.

I personally think that neither team will get Comrie – the Rangers don’t really need a center, and the Red Wings said they were looking for a center with SIZE, and I don’t think Mike Comrie fits THAT description. But hey, more awkward things have happened.

Fleury The Only Penguin To Silence Doubters

Well, it’s been a long time away, but with the Pens first game of the year in the books, and a performance worthy of nothing by praise by the rookie #29 Marc-Andre Fleury, I’ve gotta come out of hibernation. For those of you who only saw highlights of the game, unless you saw 46 seperate highlights for each save, you missed out big time. Actually you’d probably only need to see 30 highlights the way some of the shots came in “flurries” (that was bad). Most of the hockey world doubts the Penguins have a chance at doing anything this season, and many people disagree with the idea of signing fleury and exposing him to the NHL behind such a weak team. Fleury may have silenced those doubters for now, but the rest of the team sure gave credence to what has been said by many others.

Senators Sign Havlat

Forward Martin Havlat has been re-signed by the Ottawa Senators. Accoring to his agent, Allan Walsh, it is a one-year contract. Terms of the deal were not released.

Earlier this week it was reported that Havlat was leaving Canada and going to the Czech Republic. Obvioulsy this caused Ottawa to bite the bullet and sign the young star.

This is a good move by Ottawa. Havlat is a key to the future of the organization.

First Impressions (#1)

Well, a night full of hockey games is just what we all needed. It’s also the first night where many fantasy teams get most of their players playing.

NHL News Update

Here is everything being reported by TSN for now:

HTR Season Preview 2003-2004

This is it folks. Listed in this article are 24
team previews
. This is a must see article, the biggest in HTR history. WOW

Burke on the Move?

According to Spector’s, a newspaper out of Arizona is saying that Sean Burke is most likely to be on the move.

Update on Heatley Situation: Allowed to attend Funeral

According to TSN.ca, Dany Heatley has been granted the right to go see teammate Dan Snyder’s funeral.

HTR SEASON PREVIEW 2003-2004 SEASON

Dear HTR members,

First, I want to apologize for the very long delay of this HTR Season Preview. Unexpecting my residence move would be as early as November 1st, my schedule completely changed and I have been very busy, too busy to do a lot of my own. Last year’s Season Preview was quite good, but it didn’t satisfy me. This year’s preview may satisfy many of you, but because of the tight schedule it is not what I projected it to be. However, I am confident that our HTR members, who greatfully volunteered, did a great job.

We hope you enjoy our season Preview Part I for now, Part II is on deck!

Fleury signs the dotted line with Pitt

TSN reports that Marc Andre Fleury has signed with Pittsburgh just before the 3 p.m. deadline. Great news for the city of Pittsburgh and the fans of the Penguins.

Hurricanes sign top draft pick Staal

Just hours before the deadline, the Carolina Hurricanes signed first-round draft pick Eric Staal.

Staal led the league in goals during the pre-season.

http://www.carolinahurricanes.com/news/news.asp?articleid=1109

Don't write the Isles off.

The Islanders tonight smoked the cross-state rival NJ Devils 5-1 in their final pre-season game of the year. The Isles finished the pre-season 7-0 defeating NJ twice, Philly twice, Pittsburgh twice and Boston.

Last Day

Hey everybody,

HTR Season Preview will be on the site tomorrow, along with a Fantasy league.

Members who have been assigned columns and teams, try to get your articles done by tonight, better today.

If any member is interested to be part of the HTR Season Preview, here are the available teams: Chicago, St. Louis, San Jose, Pittsburgh, Florida, and Tampa Bay.

If you like to join, e-mail me at m__peroni@go.com.

Thank you

What is Mario thinking?

It was reported recently that Mario Lemieux, majority owner of the Pittsburgh Penguins, is receiving $10 million to play this season (www.sportsnet.ca/hockey/hearsay.jsp). This is the same Mario Lemieux who said, as an owner, that the league needs a salary cap. This is also the same Mario Lemieux that is stating, not threatening, that the Penguins will not be in Pittsburgh after their current lease expires if they don’t get a new arena. This is the same Mario Lemieux that traded Jaromir Jagr because they could no longer afford his salary. This is the same Mario Lemieux who traded Robert Lang last season for the exact same reason.

Best/Worst Owners

With all this talk about the CBA and such, I’ve but a list of the good/bad owners out there, and from my viewpoint there are only a few bad apples out there.

Gainey interested in acquiring the services of Keith Primeau

According to theforuthperiod.com the Montreal Canadiens are interested in acquiring the services of Keith Primeau. I believe that this is exactly the type of centerman the Habs need.

Waiver Draftees

A list of releases for the waiver draft…

Rock Report: Spezza, the Next Best Thing

Drafted by the Ottawa Senators in the 1st round (2nd overall) in 2001, Jason Spezza has been known around Ottawa, and most of the NHL as one of the top young stars in the NHL. Jason has a wealth of playmaking talent. He also uses his size and reach very well in the offensive zone and he displays all the tools to eventually be a great No. 1 center. Amassing 54 points in Binghamton of the AHL and 21 points as a member of the Ottawa Senators, Jason Spezza will now finally, and deservadly recieve his shot on the Sens lineup.

Sports I Would Hate To See Hockey Turn in To:

Badminton

Lacrosse (don’t want any players being killed would you?)

Croquet

Well you get my drift.

What you DO NOT see on that list, and probably most disagree, is soccer.