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.

For love of the game…..

Preamble: Well this is the second time I am submitting this article because frankly I think it needs to be posted. With all the negative things going on in the game right now, namely the CBA crisis, I think it is about time that something positive gets said about the game, and further, something that will re-kindle our strong feelings for the sport we love.

Bruins Actually Got It!

It must have gotten into GM Mike O’Connel’s brain that the Bruins need major defensive help, and re-signed Nick Boynton to a two-year deal, various reports stated.

Rangers Steal Top Prospect

Rangers claim Carolina Hurricane’s top rated prospect Jeff Heerema off of waivers. The 23 year old right-wing was drafted 11th overall in the 1998 draft by the Carolina Hurricanes.

The Deal is done, Satan back with Sabres

Sabres Winger Miro Satan signed.

11 things that will happen this season

Last year before the season they had everyone’s lists of predictions. These predictions are great to write, read about now, call people crazy for their predictions, and come back to in May and see who was right and wrong.

*************UPDATE*************

Update:

Teams that have been assigned to members: Wings, Kings, Senators,Devils, Flyers, Islanders, Rangers, Canadiens, Bruins, Predators, Thrashers, Canucks, Avalanche, Coyotes, Oilers, Leafs (hardest decision to make, I got 8 e-mails to get that position, all were good too), Capitals, Flames, Sabres, Ducks.

Other teams are still available. And make sure you e-mail me (m__peroni@go.com) if you’re interested. In the email give me your view of the team you want to write for (offense, defense, goaltening).

HTR Team Seeking Writers

Dear HTR members,

I have gathered a team of our best, well known, and respected members to contribute to HTR’s 2nd year Season Preview of the 2002-2003 season. Why do we do it so late? Because I myself can’t stand buying a Season preview magazine that is already out of date.

Forget all rumor trades about Brisebois

For the last three years, we have been witnessing booing sessions on Brisebois’ behalf.

Leafs sign Klee

The Maple Leafs have signed Ken Klee to a one-year deal. The 6 foot defenseman helps bring some more stability to the weak defense corps.

UPP 03-04 MEGA UPDATE!!

You liked the first version??? Wait ’til you see this one!

There is hope in Chicago…

Sunday night, I sat way up in section 321 of the United Center, and hopefully witnessed the dawn a new era of Blackhawks hockey….the Tuomo Ruutu years.

Rocks Report: Klee, Thomas & Oates remain unsigned

What could be the main reason why these proven players have not been signed by a team. The main reason is the stingent General Managers are nowkeeping one eye on the up and coming lockout.

Turco Stays a Star

TSN.ca reports that the Dallas Stars have signed Marty Turco to a 3-year deal. Terms of deal soon to follow.