Stars looking for a 6th center?

According to the StarTelegram, the Dallas Stars have been seeking a sixth center. Reportedly in the mix is Joe Nieuwendyk.

What does 2003-2004 have in store…

Well it is that time of year. Hockey is in the air. There is only another week until training camps begin. Where do the Oilers fit in to the tightening western confrence? Here is how I see it…

Canucks RW options

With the addition of Hedberg as back-up and either Bryan Allen or Jiri Slegr stepping in to replace Murray Baron, theres really only one hole left in the Canucks, that just happens to be the hardest to fill.

Slegr Comes Back reports that former NHL defenseman Jiri Slegr has signed a contract with the Vancouver Canucks.

Senators' Season Preview

The Ottawa Senators are one of the elite teams in the NHL. With all of their financial problems solved, this team is inching closer to hoisting Lord Stanley’s Mug. This year looks more promising than ever, and the city of Ottawa is already experiencing hockey fever.

What's Goin' On?

After Oleg Tverdovsky signing a contract to play in Russia, Marian Gaborik threatening to play in Slovakia another important player has decided to do the same…

Soon to be Signed?

Slam Sports reports that nealy hired Toronto Maple Leafs GM John Ferguson Jr. is on the verge to sign his first player, Ken Klee.

In other news, Nik Kypreos is reporting that the New York Rangers and old-timer Mark Messier have agreed to a contract, which now now ‘imminent’.

Where Are They Now?

Since we are in the doldrums of the off-season, I decided to take a look back at the 1995-96 Colorado Avalanche, the team that taught Denver what it felt like to win a championship, and gave a lot of ignorant people the impression that it was really simple to win the Cup every year.

Gaborik Going Home

Young Wild phenom Marian Gaborik is still unsigned by Minnesota, and at this time, it looks like he will remain that way. Marian is in Slovakia at this time, and is ready so suit up for his former team, Dukla Trencin of the Slovakian Elite League.

Experts Look: What Do These Teams Still Need?..

With the Off-Season just about almost over, I will be doing my Look on what my “Top 3″ favourite and “Top 3″ least favourite teams still need to patch up….

Will Havlat be at camp?

From the Ottawa Citizen:

When are the Bruins going to sign Felix Potvin??

When are the Boston Bruins going to sign veteran free agent goalie Felix Potvin? We all know it will happen. Why hasn’t it happened yet? What is Mike O’Connnell waiting for?

Penguins 101 Pt 4

And then there were five.



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Today is the Day

The Toronto Maple Leafs are to announce their GM replacement today.

Penguins 101 pt 3

Addition by Subtraction

Calder Speculation in Light of the Ruutu Signing

Tuomo Ruutu, Chicago’s latest prospect signing, should bring a combination of hitting, goal scoring and raw talent that has been compared to that of a young Peter Forsberg. In 30 games with HIFK in Finland last season, Ruutu scored 12 goals and 17 assists. It is thought that Ruutu will be given every chance to make the Blackhawks’ roster this season, likely playing as the third line center behind Zhamnov and Arnason. This leads to some early consideration of Ruutu as a Calder Trophy candidate next season, so I thought I’d look at some other players who may also be in the running for top rookie of 2003-04.

Rangers Sign Two reported that the Rangers had agreed terms with former Rangers Jan Hlavac and Martin Rucisnky.

Rocks Report: Berezin set to replace Bure? is reporting that Sergei Berezin is set to begin negociations on a contract with the New York Rangers. Berezin’s role is set to become a replacement if Pavel Bure should be not able to continue this year.

Prospect T. Ruutu signs with Blackhawks

Sources report that GM Mike Smith announced today that the Chicago Blackhawks have signed highly touted prospect, Finnish center/left winger Tuomo Ruutu. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.