So I’m sitting bored at work at midnight unable to go home until my boss has (Why should we care I hear you ask – well its just the start of a post so gloss over and continue).
For a coupla years now I have had an idea rolling around in my head about saving the NHL.
Now that the CBA negotiations are almost upon the NHL and NHLPA I thought it would be a good time to unveil my own “Roadmap to Peace”
Detroit Free Press states: “The Rangers remain a top trading partner for Joseph — the Wings may be interested in Petr Nedved (but not in Eric Lindros) — with St. Louis a more difficult possibility because of the divisional rivalry.”
The Columbus Blue Jackets, many thought this town did not deserve a professional hockey club. It was soon seen that they could not compete against the national hockey leagues high payroll teams, yet this club may be one of the future Stanley Cup contendors, possibly making a run for the playoffs next season.
The Flyers have reportedly signed Williams and Somik according to PhiladelphiaFlyers.com…
“Williams’ is a one-year deal, while Somik inked a two-year deal.”
www.msgnetwork.com reports that the Rangers and Brian Leetch have agreed terms to a 2-year deal. More details to follow.
I was thinking about really stacked up teams. And I realized, does it really work?
letsgowings.com is reporting that the Red Wings have signed free agent left-wing Ray Whitney. The deal is reported as a four year deal worth 13 million dollers. Whitney, who had 76 points last year will provide a pretty good replacement for the departed Sergei Federov in the offensive zone. He will also add a powerful addition to the power-play as 42 of his points came with the man advantage.
What ever happened to the Chicago Blackhawks? It seems like that have disappeared from the NHL entirely. No draft picks mention that would startle anyone. No free agent pickups. No trades. Nothing.
At the Edmonton Oilers website, edmontonoilers.com
It says that the edmonton oilers have resigned Jason Smith, their captain. Chad Hinz, a propect who played on the farm team. Brad Isbister, acquired at the trade deadline.
Okay – let’s see how “hard up” the admins are for new material.
Periodically I hear grumblings from the masses regarding:
I know this probably will not get posted but i just wanted to say thanks for all the news updates from everyone even the leafs fans they keep me informed make me laugh (D-Strate) and get me pissed every once in a while but i just wanted to say bye to all the HTR family and i will be back after my little trip to the desert
Source: TEAM990 & Spector’s rumors
***NOTE*** This rumor is as crazy as you can get, but there are too many rumors about Montreal & Colorado these days to pass on this one. It may have some truth to it and may have not. In the latter case, it’ll lead to a bit of entertainment and some arguing…
Sources report winger Ray Whitney has signed with the Detroit Red Wings.
Watching the free agent signings happening around the league once again makes Canucks fans feel like the guy picked last on the kickball diamond; ( I think it was my Peach “Members Only” jacket) just happy to be on the team.
Okay, its been awhile since weve been able to list our favourite prospects, so here you go!
With Free Agents still on the market like Ray Whitney, Joe Nieuwendyk, Brian Leetch, and Oleg Tverdovsky amongst others. And numerous players mentioned in trades like Robert Lang, Jarmior Jagr, Eric Lindros, Keith Tkachuk, Doug Weight, Pavol Demitra, Alexi Yashin, Micheal Peca, John LeClair, CuJo, Tommy Salo on the market. I’ll discuss good fits, feasible trades.
Larry Brooks of the NYPost.com suggests that Mark Messier, who is 8 points shy to become 2nd all time in scoring, may go to the Edmonton Oilers or the Florida Panthers to play with Mike Keenan.
Also, more around the NHL….
Right wing Darren McCarty was a guest at a recent event with Jim Rome and said that the Wings are working on moves to improve the offense “in a few days” that would guarantee a return of the Stanley Cup to Detroit.
WDFN radio host Mike Stone also remarked that a “source that is usually reliable” told him that the Red Wings are close to landing Robert Lang via a trade with the Washington Capitals and signing free agent Ray Whitney.
The Lang trade likely won’t result in goalie Curtis Joseph getting moved with current Capital Olaf Kolzig manning the pipes.
The Thrash made a splash in the free agent pool and signed Slava Kozlov. Terms of the deal were undisclosed.