The Isles hold their own destiny

With an extremly tough schedule ahead of them can the Isle’s hold on to make the playoffs or will they fall short and let one of the oh so lucky 2 in instead.

Brisebois Would Have Refused a Trade to New Jersey

According to radio station CKAC and newspaper LA PRESSE, Patrice Brisebois would have refuse to be traded to the New Jersey Devils on deadline day…

Golisano to buy Sabres

Billionaire B. Thomas Golisano has signed an asset purchase agreement to buy the bankrupt NHL Buffalo Sabres, all but securing the team’s future in Buffalo after eight months of uncertainty, a league source said Thursday.

Golisano now must seek final approval of the purchase from U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Buffalo. Golisano’s offer is scheduled to be presented to Judge Michael Kaplan at 10 a.m. Friday.

The source, who is familiar with the negotiations and spoke on condition of anonymity, said more details will emerge Friday afternoon. Golisano has scheduled a news conference for 1:30 p.m. Friday at HSBC Arena, the Sabres’ home, said Laura Saxby-Lynch, his spokeswoman.

from cbssportsline.com

http://cbs.sportsline.com/nhl/story/6249940

Thank You All !!!

I’d like to say thanks to the whole HTR staff for all of their hard work and research over the past week. This site has come along way since I’ve been a member and keeps getting better.

Pierre McGuire confirms a Leaf will put on waivers.

Pierre McGuire, TSN’s “hockey insider” and analyst, reported on the Mitch Melnyk Show on Team 990 in Montreal that a “high-profile” Leaf player will be put on waivers very soon.

He apparently got a call late last night, around 1 or 2am, from a reliable Leaf source.

Why We Are Generally Idiots

I found this site by accident and I immediately signed up and really enjoyed checking it hourly to see what people thought about my team and all others in general.

Report: Damphousse and Selanne vetoe trades to….

San Jose Sharks centre Vincent Damphousse reportedly vetoed a trade that would’ve seen him become a Vancouver Canuck, several sources in both San Jose and Vancouver reported Tuesday.

Earlier in the day, Canucks GM Brian Burke claimed he had a “much bigger” deal (in comparison to the Brad May deal) worked out for an unidentified player, but it fell through.

Reasons why Burke didn’t make a big trade.

-need more prospects

-great draft this year

-didn’t want to mess up the chemistry.

-Save money for resigning players like Cloutier etc.

-save money to sign ufa’s.

-he believes in the team that he has. he knows that they are a stanley cup contender without making any trades.

It's Over!!! Overview of ALL TRADES, My Opinion, and Share yours

First of all, I really appreciate all the messages and compliments I received for posting the trades. But, I would like to give credit to TSN.ca, they did an awesome job. TFP was very useful, helpful, and I would like to congratulate them for getting the Gilmour story up first. Also, Sportsnet.ca was helpful.

However, no one deserves bigger credit than Trademan. Never forget that he created this masterpiece of a site. Where would you be without it? Don’t thank me, thank him!

Also, HTR hit a record today. At one point, 1200 people were on the site all at once. Also, I kept this stat: 5308 members on 3.4.03 and on 3.11.03, HTR has 5432, and counting. Awesome!

Anyway, let’s take a look at this D-Day.

Shawn McEarchen Re-Signs with the Thrash

www.thefourhtperiod.com reports that Shawn McEarchen has signed a multi year extension. Click for more…

Osgood to the Blues, *continuously updated, refresh the site*

www.sportsnet.ca

Isle’s trade Chris Osgood and an 03 3rd round pick to the St. Louis Blues for Justin Papineau and 03 2nd round pick.

Capitals acquire Berezin for a 03 4th rounder.

Rob Neidermeyer to the Duck for prospect Commodore, and JF Damphousse (both former Devs).

Dan McGillis traded from the San Jose Sharks to the Boston Bruins for a 2nd round pick. (He is not even worth that).

MacAmmond back to the Flames for a 5th rounder.

I am traded to the Penguins. No, Micki Dupont and Mattias Johansson are Penguins now, and going to the Flames is Shean Donovan.

Brad May traded to the Canucks for a 2nd or 3rd round pick.

Phil Housely a Leaf, Mr. Moran a Bruin

The Penguins traded Ian Moran to the Boston Bruins for a 4th round pick in 2003.

The Toronto Maple Leafs acquired Blackhawks defenseman Phil Housely for a 4th and 9th round pick.

Penguins trade Marc Bergevin to the Lightning for Brian Holzinger.

www.tsn.ca

Gilmour to the Leafs, Thomas to the Ducks, Isbister Gone.

TFP.com confirm that Doug Gilmour is a Maple Leaf for a conditional pick.

TSN.ca reports that Steve Thomas was acquired from the Mighty Ducks in exchange for a 5th rounder.

TSN.ca reports that the Oilers have traded Janne Niinima, a 2nd, and 4th round pick to the New York Islanders for Brad Isbister and Raffi Torres.

Hrdina to the Grand Canyon

www.tsn.ca

The Penguins have traded Jan Hrdina and Francois Leroux to the Phonix Coyotes for former Flyer Gullieme Lefebvre, Ramzi Abid, and Dan Focht.

Now the Amonte trade looks better.

Senators acquire Smolinski

The Senators acquired Smolinski from the LA Kings for undisclosed player, more details to follow but i am out to lunch right now. Trademan, take over if you can.

Slats makes another steal

www.tsn.ca

Nw York Rangers acquired Anson Carter and Ales Pisa from the Edmonton Oilers for Radek Dvorak and Cory Cross.

WHAT A STEAL!!!!!!!

Val Bure Singing Blues, so should the Blues fans!

www.tsn.ca

Florida Panthers traded Valeri Bure for highly touted prospect Mike Van Ryn.

Battaglia to the Avalanche

www.tsn.ca

Avalanche traded Radim Vrbata to the Carolian Hurricanes for Bates Battaglia.

Wayne Primeau to Sharks for Bradley

www.tsn.ca

Wayne Primeau of the Pittsburgh Penguins traded to the San Jose Sharks for Matt Bradley.

No biggie, but it could be a start for a bigger deal from the Sharks.

Schneider to Red Wings

www.tsn.ca

Red Wings acquired LA Kings defenseman Metthieu Schneider for Sean Avery and Maxim Kuznetsov, a 2003 1st rounder draft pick and 2nd round pick in 2004.

My take: Horrible trade for the Red Wings, horrible. I wouldn’t even trade a 1st round pick for Schneider.

It's Deadline Day, and the Panthers looking to Sign UFA?

With the trade deadline today at 3 p.m., Panthers General Manager Rick Dudley spent most of Monday on the phone.