Sunday’s New York Post reports that New York Rangers GM Glen Sather is unhappy with one of his prized acquisitions, and wants to re-negotiate the player’s contract.
I read an article in USA Hockey today written by a goalie coach on how to increase scoring and hamper goaltending efforts most effectively w/o causing mass chaos at the start of the new policies. He disagreed w/ making pads smaller b/c of protection issues (he has a point that shots are a hell of a lot harder now), and also b/c goalies would be used to having big pads, and it would throw them off too much, and he also disagreed w/ making the nets wider b/c it would throw off all sorts of instincts of players and goalies both and just cause a mess (for very little gain…six inches on the side of the net isn’t going to do much).
Bob Gainey is exploring options both in and out of hockey, as his days with Dallas Stars are drawing to a near close…
A long-standing rumor has been confirmed by documentation found by “thesmokingbong.com”.
Detroit Red Wings general manager Ken Holland says there’s nothing to report when it comes to contract talks involving the team’s free agents, except that there’s a lot of talking.
May 15, 2003 — Kenny Jonsson, a restricted free agent, is considering not returning to the NHL next season, The Post has learned. It’s a loss that would be a significant blow to the Islanders’ defense, on which Jonsson is a top-four workhorse who averaged 23:14 a game last year.
It appears forward Pierre Turgeon will not be back with the Dallas Stars next season.
Rumors had it that Pavel Bure Is done. He will retire due to 5 knee surgeries. The report comes from a very good friend of Bure. It doesn’t sound so backed up … but if his friend is right. Which most likely is … then Bure is done. No MORE RUSSIAN ROCKET.
Edmonton Oilers G.M. Kevin Lowe was interviewed on an Edmonton radio station today, and he made several comments regarding some Oilers prospects and the MacT situation.
San Jose Sharks President and Chief Executive Officer Greg Jamison has named Doug Wilson executive vice president and general manager, concluding the team’s search for a new leader for the hockey department.
Wilson, 45, was the original Sharks captain and has served the past five seasons as San Jose’s director of pro development, helping to recruit and sign players such as Gary Suter, Kyle McLaren, Vincent Damphousse, Mike Vernon and Teemu Selanne.
Wilson has also been active in nurturing San Jose’s young talent by running special offseason camps and working hands-on with prospects such as Brad Stuart, Scott Hannan and Jim Fahey.
The Phoenix Coyotes have basically solidfied they’re goaltending with Zack Bierk and Sean Burke.
Now its just Brian Boucher waiting for the word out….
Yeah I know this is a hockey site but I may as well use HTR to help promote WOWbaseball,
For everyone that missed out on the Yahoo Full Season Fantasy Baseball here is your chance !
I have set up a new mid-season league,
The URL is: http://baseball.fantasysports.yahoo.com/b1/reg?page=registerteam
League name: WOWbaseball
League ID#: 274568
Colorado, St.Louis, Philly, Tampa, Vancouver, Detroit, Calgary. What do all these teams have in common? There not 100% sure about their goaltending.
While others will turn off their TVs in favour of warmer weather, I plan on watching 2 teams who have fought, battled, and crawled with everything they had to be where they are now….
That’s right – I’m baaaaaacccckkkk…….just like your “rash” down there, I keep returning.
First off, having just watched the Canucks / Wild game, I have to ask – I’ve misplaced my translation dictionary – does “Cloutier” mean “sieve” in French?
Spotsnet.ca is reporting on their website that current President Ken Dryden has been considered “superflerous” by the new Leaf upper management and could be either reassigned to a lesser position, or released altogether. The article states that the new incoming board of directors will likely keep Quinn in his dual role of coach/GM, and seeing as quinn never reported to Dryden, but rather to the board, Dryden’s position will be eliminated.
Ed Snider issues win-or-else ultimatum to his Philadelphia Flyers
July 12, 2002
PHILADELPHIA (CP) – The Flyers will be rebuilt if they can’t win with new coach Ken Hitchcock, says club chairman Ed Snider. “We want to see how everything plays out this season with this particular group of players,” says Snider. “If it doesn’t work out this year, then it’s time to go in a different direction.
“If this team can’t win under Ken Hitchcock, then I am convinced it can’t win under anyone.”
Roman Cechmanek has pretty much proven himself as an inconsistent and liable goaltender. Should he stay with the Flyers?
Stars will fall, which ones though?
And…..some possible trades that may happen.
Leafs president Ken Dryden and coach-GM Pat Quinn will be staying with the organzation, the Toronto Star reported.
This is defiantly a disappointment for us Flyers fans. No doubt about it. We win one of the most hard fought entertaining series of our history only to be knocked out of the playoffs again by the Ottawa Senators. We have a very talented team with a perfect mixture of speed, size, and grit. So what went wrong?