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 Because I myself can’t stand buying a Season preview magazine that is already out of date.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.

Owen Nolan: I'm 100%

Toronto Maple Leafs forward Owen Nolan was on the defensive on Wednesday amid reports that a hairline fracture in his vertebrae and a bulging disc could limit his playing time this season.

Nolan Out?

Tsn.ca repots that Owen Nolan of the Toronto Maple Leafs has a fractured vertabrae.

Weekly B.J.s!!

CWthrash has his articles about the Thrashers that no one reads, so I figured I need to start my own article about my favorite (for this year) team in the NHL the Columbus Blue Jackets!

So brace yourself for the historic first installment of “Weekly B.J.s”

Hnilicka to Kings

The Atlanta Thrashers have traded Czech-born goaltender Milan Hnilicka to the Los Angeles Kings. In return the Thrashers receive future considerations.

Boucher to Preds?

The Hockey Zone is reporting that Brian Boucher may be moved to the Predators.

“Reports suggest that if Jon Lasak falters during training camp, Nashville is ready to pull the trigger on a deal which would see them get Brian Boucher, or possibly Zac Bierk from Phoenix. Phoenix is forced to move one of their three goalies (Sean Burke, Brian Boucher and Zac Bierk) or possibly lose one of them in the waiver draft. “

http://hockeyzone.4t.com/rumors.html

Experts Look: The Toronto Maple Leafs

Well, we had time to view other analyst’s and expert opinions on their teams going into the season.

Now here’s my look on:

The 2003-2004 Toronto Maple Leafs….

Oilers lock out Comrie until deal done

http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/news_story.asp?id=53672

EDMONTON (CP) – Mike Comrie won’t be playing for the Edmonton Oilers anytime soon, said General Manager Kevin Lowe as his club opened training camp Friday.

Lowe said the Edmonton-born first-line centre has been locked out of camp after failing to negotiate a new deal with his team and he wasn’t expecting the situation to change in the near future.