Leetch Gone, de Vries In?

www.thestar.com

Pat Morris, Greg de Vries’ agent, mentioned to the Toronto Star that de Vries will sign in the next 48 hours.

Cujo To ….

According to Fan590, Curtis Joseph will not accept a trade to the Boston Bruins. The big team now in this situation are the St. Louis Blues.

Thrashers Prospect Camp

Thrashers prospect camp opens up today and will run through July 19. This gives management and coaches one of their first real looks at many of Atlanta’s youngsters trying to come up through the system. Not too much else happening in my little corner of the league, so this is the best I could do for now.

Signs That The Apocalypse Is Upon Us

On a day when the most exciting thing in sports is a life-sized bratwurst being clocked with a baseball bat (put your Freudian analogies away, because I ain’t goin’ there), I thought it would be a good time to reveal the signs in both the NHL and HTR that will let you know the end of the world is nigh…….

Holes that need filling

Which teams are most in need of a change?

Hartnell signs, Arkhipov close

The Predators came to terms with one of their important restricted free agents, winger Scott Hartnell on July 9. Terms were not disclosed, however the Nashville Tennessean reported that Hartnell likely accepted a qualifying offer of $1.18 million by the team.

Coyotes sign Hulse

According to SlamSports.com the Phoenix Coyotes have signed rugged defenseman Cale Hulse. The deal is said to be a multi-year deal.

Jouisey calls conference

The New Jersey Devils have called a conference to report that their eldest defenceman Ken Daneyko will retire after completing his last goal and to retire after winning Lord Stanley’s Cup.

Take Back Time

Ever regret an outcome of a trade?, or been yelling at the TV when that player who used to be on your team returns and scores a goal on you? Take your favourite team and take back all those mistakes your franchise has made and put those players back on your team. Either if it is a trade, waiver, inability to resign you have the power to take back time. This was posted awhile back, but more trades have occured, and many new wow members have come.

Dallas TRYING to fill gap left by Hatcher.

Sports radio 850 WEEI in Boston is reporting that the Dallas stars will sign Don Sweeney.

Joseph waives no trade clause

CuJo and his agent officially waived the no-trade clause, as detailed in this article:

Read me

The thing I found the most revealing, was that the New York Post has cited that Mike Dunham is being shopped to Boston, in a possible move to precurse a trade for CuJo. Are we seeing a possible truth come out of the Lindros rumors?

A Darker Evil Looms

In about a year we will all be sitting around waiting to see what kind or battles are fought in the impending labor war that will take place in the NHL. While small market teams are relishing the idea of getting the help they need to be more competetive, the league offices are allowing greater disservices to happen that could potentially affect all teams. We can look back to the Jaromir Jagr trade of a few years ago when Pittsburgh dealt him for peanuts just to save money. Or more recently the Kovalev trade. But I prefer to look at the doings of the day. Colorado just signed two premier free agents for a combined salary that would barely buy you an overrated defenseman

Arvedsson to become a Leaf…does he play defense?? de Vries to Leafs?

It was reported on the Fan 590 radio in Toronto this morning that Magnus Arvedson may be signed by the Leafs as early as today, to a multi-year deal.

Pittsburgh's Foundation

A look at the Penguins’ building blocks

Since a lot of people who are not familiar with the Penguins’ depth chart seem to see Pittsburgh circling the drain, I figured I would take it upon myself to shed some light.

Obviously, the Penguins have made it clear to the hockey world that they are in a re-building process. Following is an analysis of the Penguins’ depth chart, from the crease on out.

New HTR Addition ***COMING SOON***

It is time for the HTR Staff to make a new addition to the site. It has been a while since HTR.com did not add anything new, and now that we have received a whole lot more visitors and especially new members, who greatfully contribute, it is time we do more for the hockey fans who are a part of HTR.com. Remember, HTR.com allows a hockey fan to express his/her views on certain topics in an article or comment, and we are a site that has done extremely well posting updates (*March 11 Trade Deadline was a huge hit*).

So, click to find out more on our new addition

Wesley Re-signs with Carolina. What the Hell

TSN.CA….

“Free agent defenceman Glen Wesley has signed a one-year deal with the Carolina Hurricanes, TSN has learned.

Sources say the deal is worth $2.75 million plus bonuses.”

Blues wish list

On stlouisblues.com columnist Larry Wigge was talking about all the FA signings so far. Wigge gave some names of players who might either sign with the Blues or, be traded to the Blues.

Marchment Getting A Second Chance

It was just reported on the Fan 590 in Toronto that the Leafs have now “turned they’re attention” from signing Greg de Vires to Marchment. It seems that maybe the Leafs have realized that someone is making a better offer than they are willing to make for de Vires and that Marchment must be the next best choice. Now this report maybe be blown out of perportion by the Toronto media, as they are well known for doing, but if it does turn out to be true, and they can’t aquire de Vires, then I say definitley sign Marchment. If the guy is willing to sign for $900,000(give or take) for a one year contract then you’re getting him as a steal. He isn’t as good as de Vires but still is a soild, hard hitting defencemen with alot of experience and can only boost a deplenished Leafs blueline.

http://insiders3.ezboard.com/ftorontomapleleafsfrm1

RFA – Signing

The Pheonix Coyotes have re-signed restricted FA Landon Wilson to a 1 year contract.

www.thescore.ca

Press Conference

Apparently the Detroit Red Wings have called a press conference for 10:30 am est. tommorow. Murky waters are ahead for the Wings as they might be faced with some really tough decisions. Who will go??? Cujo or the Dominator. Alot of people are saying it’s a no brainer but what it Cujo decides not to waive his no trade clause?? Guess will have to wait and see. There may be no truth to this press conference being called at all because I only seen it posted on

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