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

“http://insiders3.ezboard.com/ftorontomapleleafsfrm1″

Talking Out Loud!

Gosh darn it, he’s back…

In trying to play “catch-up” after my little vacation, I noticed the inevitable torrential deluge of “The %$#@^ Avalanche are buying the Stanley Cup” comments in the wake of Kariya / Selanne. You didn’t think I was going to let this continue unchecked, did you?

UFA Signing

It appears the LA Kings have made a little splash in the FA market. They have gone and signed former Canuck Trent Klatt. Details of the contract have not been determined yet.

“www.lakings.com”

Dominik Hasek Saga Continues

Detroit free press, and TSN.ca, report that Dominik Hasek is said to make his decision today or tomorrow.

Around the League – July 7th Edition

In this post-draft free-agent offseason, lots of surprises are the order of the day. I didn’t believe ESPN’s E.J. Hradek when he said that there would be plenty of movement and unexpectedness, but that belief certainly has been thrown out the window over the past couple of days. All we know for sure is that we don’t know anything for sure. Is it October yet?

No Cup, Unless They Step Up

It was reported earlier today by the Calgary Sun, that the Toronto Maple Leafs will no be acquiring Joe Nieuwendyk or Bryan Marchment. The Leafs feel that anyone that contacts the Leafs for a position on their team should not be welcome.

Also update on Wesley…

Quinn takes a vacation…

Other Leaf possible signings…

HTR Oilers Workshop: WWKLD?

I don’t know if HTR members have the patience (or the attention span) for this sort of thing but… How about a little speculation workshop? From time to time I like to ask myself What Would Kevin Lowe Do? (I try to keep this to hockey matters but sometimes I can’t help myself) So now the question for you is what would you do to build the 2003-04 Edmonton Oilers?

Lindros not being dealt

Time to put these rumors to rest. Yes, Sather has shown how he feels about Lindros…. And Yes Sather is the GM and Coach of the Rangers … but let’s get one thing straight…..let’s use some common knowledge HTR members…. It’s simple.

Leafs Trade Talks Heating Up.

As you know this off-season the Maple Leafs have said that they will not be too active on the free agent market, however, that doesn’t mean that they wont make any trades. Fan590 reports that the Leafs and Sabres have been in trade talks for a period of time and they are starting to heat up. Leafs seem to covet defensemen Alexei Zhitnik, and the names that are being discussed are Darcy Tucker and Travis Green. Here is a description on each player

Whitney a good fit for Habs, Canucks?

On Thursday an article in the Globe and Mail as well as on faceoff.com suggest that free agent left winger Ray Whitney may be sought after by both the Montreal Canadiens as well as fellow Canadian team, the Vancouver Canucks.

Lightning to Bring Back Hamrlik

TSN.ca Staff

7/4/2003

The Tampa Tribune reports trade talks between the Lightning and New York Islanders for Roman Hamrlik have reached an impasse.

Expert's Rumor Update: Federov To Become A Duck…Tverdovsky Could Be A Leaf

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-Reports are reporting the Anahiem Mighty Ducks close to signing forward Sergei Federov.

- And Leafs with offensive reaguard Oleg Tverdovsky.