Tuesday, March 11, 2003
The Fourth Period –
Published reports indicate that San Jose Sharks veteran Vincent Damphousse will not be traded to the Colorado Avalanche, and likely will stay with the Sharks. The Avs and Sharks had reportedly agreed to a trade that would have seen Damphousse in Denver. The problem arose when the Avs wanted Damphousse to restructure his contract, which has a player option for next year at $4 million. Apparently Colorado wanted Damphousse to reduce the salary to around $3 million for next year but the player refused.
The New York Post has NHL Team Officials saying that the Rangers are “dangling” defensemen Tom Poti and Vladimir Malakhov to land a much needed left-winger, maybe Miro Satan or Petr Bondra.
My take: I don’t think Poti will be dealt, but it is a possibility. He hasn’t done badly this season, but he couldn’t make Leetch look old. His contract is up this year, possible trade can occur. TFP.com also speaks about the Rangers landing Miro Satan.
The Post then mentioned that the defensive gap would be filled by Janne Niinimaa. Another possibility could be Jason Smith (contract is up this season).
This is quite funny. I could not log on to the site for the whole day until tonight. So, I was expecting so many submitted articles about the trades and I saw all trade stories submitted except for any of them from the Devils.
Either the Devils fans are actually following orders that the staff will take care of the stories, that the other fans would submit the stories, or no one just cares about anything the Devils do!
Anyway, the Devils acquired defenseman Richard Smehlik from the Atlanta Thrashers and Grant Marshall from the Columbus Blue Jackets. Conditionals and 4th round picks were sent in return.
Smehlik is a great addition to the Devils, fits in perfectly and talk about a d-man who knows what the playoffs are like with a world class goalie. Marshall is a 4th line gritty player, and a much needed one for a Devils team that is small and not tough.
In the end, this defines key playoff trade coming up next for the Devils
What’s goin’ on with Doug Gilmour??? TSN.ca is reporting that Dallas are on the verge of landing him, and that the Toronto Maple Leafs are also interested. But here is what’s exactly goin’ on…
The Philadelphia FLyers acquired Coyote Tony Amonte for only Guillaume Lefebvre, Atlanta’s third-round pick this year (previously acquired) and Philadelphia’s second-round pick in 2004 reports tsn.ca.
Not much else to say but here is my quick take:
The New York Islanders have acquired Pittsburgh Penguins forward Randy Robitaille in exchange for a fifth round draft pick in 2003.
Robitaille, 28, has played in 41 games this season with the Penguins, recording 17 points (5+12) and eight penalty minutes.
The 5’11” and 196 pound native of Ottawa, Ontario has played in 239 career NHL games, with Boston, Nashville, Los Angeles and Pittsburgh, recording 107 points (39+68) and 63 penalty minutes.
Robitaille was acquired by the Penguins off waivers from Los Angeles on January 4, 2002.
The San Jose Sharks are clearing the deck and rugged LWinger Scott Thornton appears to be the next to go….
The Philadelphia Flyers have acquired veteran forward Claude Lapointe from the New York Islanders in exchange for the Islanders’ 5th round pick
(tsn.ca) – The Toronto Maple Leafs have acquired defenceman Glen Wesley from the Carolina Hurricanes, TSN has learned.
TSN.ca – The Phoenix Coyotes have sent forward Darcy Hordichuk and a second round pick to Florida for defenceman Brad Ference.
So what would you rather have…a new Ferrari or sex with a supermodel? For a million (tax free) dollars would you kiss a member of the same sex on the lips? How many of us have had these dumb conversations? All of us! So why not take these and parlay it into hockey terms?
I’m gonna throw out a few questions, answer honestly, maybe we’ll learn a little bit about each other, maybe we’ll be really creeped out by each other, maybe you’ll all think I’m a big dope!
Since it was announced that the Chicago Blackhawks placed fallen star, Theo Fleury on waivers, there has been much discussion about where he’ll end up. Here are a few bits of information that might add to the debate.
The Rangers, Tampa Bay, Boston, and the Islanders……. One of these teams will miss the playoff’s…..
NHL experts say that if the Rangers can hold off this weekend…. By Tuesday…. We could know who makes the playoff’s
(And Yes, Ranger Bashers, we know, we know…. The Rangers won’t make the playoff’s…. Whatever) This Article is for the real Hockey sensed fan’s of HTR
According to RDS.ca, Detroit Red Wings scout Bob McCammon has been attending and will continue to attend the Montreal Canadiens western road-trip this week.
There was a good reason why Pat Quinn wasn’t on the ice during the Leafs practice Friday. He was trying to fortify his team’s defence. With a deal to bring in a top notched defensemen….
Before the puck was dropped in New York City, a game between the Flyers against the Rangers, Flyers GM Bobby Clarke was interviewed by MSGNetwork’s Al Troutwig.
He’s got a nice set of fake teeth, and here is what I heard:
The Fourth Period – A well-placed source who spoke with TFP on the condition of anonymity has said that the Colorado Avalanche are close to acquiring center Brian Smolinski from the Los Angeles Kings.
The Fourth Period – According to espn’s Darren Pang one goalie that the St. Louis Blues are interested in that not many people are considering is Edmonton Oiler Tommy Salo. The Blues, although having received solid goaltending from call-up Curtis Sanford the last four games, are still on the lookout for a number one netminder to lead them into the playoffs.
The Fourth Period – Rumors in Toronto and Carolina yesterday had Glen Wesley on his way to Toronto and possibly playing as early as Saturday night at the Air Canada Centre. Well Wesley is not a Leaf, at least not yet.
The Fourth Period – The Pittsburgh Penguins have been entertaining offers for a number of their roster players. Teams have shown interest in the likes of Martin Straka, Ville Nieminen, Jan Hrdina, Michal Rozsival and Johan Hedberg. Reports indicate that a deal or two is a solid possibility in Pittsburgh, but TFP has learned that a specific two aren’t going anywhere.