Rangers Defense||Injuries? Cry Me a River!||Penguins Fire Sale||Senators Elected

Is the Rangers defense really so horrible? A disease called Kasparaitis is no longer a disease, but a future cure.

The Canucks are facing injuries and the Oilers are facing injuries. WELCOME TO THE CLUB!!! But, why do I see whining and sorrow???

Penguins putting up a garage sale.

Should the powerful Senators be elected, and be given respect, for the Cup finals???

March Madness Starts Tomorrow at 12 am!!! Excited? Don’t care?

Canucks Streak Ends – Injuries suddenly pile up

The Vancouver Canucks franchise 14 game winning streak was snapped at the hands of the SJ Sharks. Four regular canucks are now down with injury, the following article contains their statuses

Forget Nolan…Leafs need D-Men!!

After a pitiful loss to a much superior Red Wing team, it has become blatantly obvious that the Leafs need Nolan like they need a hole in the head.

The Red Wings completley undressed the Leafs defense corps in a 7-2 victory. The Leafs have proven that they do have great offense, but in order to make a deep playoff run this year, they need an extensive defensive upgrade.

Of course we have names such as Yuskevich, Marchement, Boughner…but knowing Quinn the way we do, he’s more apt to make a subtle deal and go with a lesser known player for minimal loss to his current roster and prospects.

Who should the Leafs target and who should they deal to get them? Should they target Zhitnik as it seems the Sabres may start a fire sale? Should they go hard after Yuskevich? Marchment? Boughner?

What do you think?

Montreal Looking for Big Name?

Who will the Habs go after? Selanne? Nolan?

Rod loses backing….

Rod Bryden loses backing for bid to repurchase the Ottawa Senators. Does this mean the Eugene Melnyk will step back into the fray and buy the team. Who knows.

Here is the story from TSN. There is a similar one from www.sportsnet.ca.

Follow the URL.

http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/news_story.asp?ID=30684&hubName=nhlhttp://www.tsn.ca/nhl/news_story.asp?ID=30684&hubName=nhl

Senators possible deadline deals!!

The Senators have already acquired one gritty left winger in Vaclav Varada, but don’t be surprised if Muckler picks up another one before March 11. He stated himself that he has deals brewing. Check out the possibilities.

A different twist on an article

“Big D just one of Ottawa’s obstacles”

http://msn.espn.go.com/nhl/columns/stevenson_chris/1515410.html

I just got done reading this article on ESPN.com and thought that it was ridiculous that it was posted. Lately I’ve noticed awfully one-sided articles on espn.com, and it’s really starting to get to me. This one pits the Sens against the Stars in the finals and tells why Ottawa would basically get spanked and not win a game.

If The Pens Become Sellers, Who's Gettin Dealt?

Well I’m not giving up, but the consensus seems to be that after a 2-3 5 game home stand the Pens playoffs hopes have vanished. After all, the remaining schedule includes Philadelphia (4) (which to me begs the question why do you make a schedule where you play the same team in your division 4 times in 15 days and 4 out of your last 11 games), Ottawa (2), Dallas, Colorado, Detroit, NJ all once. That’s 10 out of the last 19 against elite clubs. But I feel that as a fan you have to have Ian Moran’s attitude! “If anybody thinks we can’t make it, they shouldn’t bother playing the rest of the games, you have to have a never-say-die attitude, go and claw and believe that we’re going to be in it.”

Sabres Finally Bought

According to TSN.ca the sabres have been bought by Tom Golisano. Does this mean that Satan and Zhitnik will be moving soon…..who knows?

Top 5 Canuck playoff pick-ups

Brian Burke has said that he won’t be making any major deals come the deadline, but that he isn’t afraid to “tinker” with his existing line-up. Now, I know the Nucks haven’t lost in 14 straight, but the playoffs are a whole different ball game, and the jury seems to be convinced that the Canucks are “a player away” from the cup. Having said that, here is my top 5 players for the Canucks to bring in.

Rumors according to TSN.COM

Numminen going to Detroit and Gomez going to the Blue Jackets are some of the trade rumors discussed on TSN.COM

Although Numminen has been talked about for a while now, Scott Gomez is sure enough a surprise.

Trade Rumors around the NHL

With all of the rumors going around as we get closer to the deadline I have compiled some rumors from various sources to present them in one article – team by team.

Varada Traded to Sens for Prospect

Faceoff.com Reports:

The Ottawa Senators toughened up for the playoffs Tuesday by acquiring hard-nosed right-winger Vaclav Varada and a fifth-round pick in the 2003 draft from the Buffalo Sabres in exchange for Jakub Klepis.

So What Was Wrong With the Red Wings?

Not recently, of course, as they’re something like 6-0-0-1 in their past 7 games, w/ the one OTL being a complete fluke.

Devils are Cheap

There have been multiple reports that the devils are chasing highly paid and highly touted snipers, checkers, and finesse players. I’m here to put these rumors to sleep. The Star-ledger dedicated a page to the Palffy rumor, and half to the Nolan rumors. These simply aren’t true.

Rheaume to Devils

ATLANTA — The Atlanta Thrashers traded veteran forward Pascal Rheaume to the New Jersey Devils on Monday for a conditional choice in the 2004 NHL entry draft.

Rheaume, who began his seven-year NHL career with New Jersey, has four goals, nine assists and 24 penalty minutes in 56 games this season. For his career, he has 34 goals and 48 assists in 242 games with New Jersey, St. Louis and Atlanta.

Not big, I’ll grant you. But at least a real trade to report.

Gratton to Colorado

The Denver Post reported today that the Avalanche are ‘mulling’ a trade for Gratton. No mention of who they would part with to obtain Gratton, although he was mentioned as taking Serge Aubin’s spot in the lineup. The Avs are apparently trying to fill a gap they perceive in third line scoring (and second line too most likely).

Could this be the real deal

The Toronto Star had this today to say about Owen Nolan possibly coming to the Leafs

New York Islanders News:

In Sunday’s (February 24th) sports section in New York’s Newsday there was some speculation about some Islanders trade rumors. Reporter Alan Hahn reports that while it was mascot day at Nassau Coliseum that there may have been more then just the Calgary Flames mascot in attendance. Two Calgary Flames scouts were in the stands observing the Isles and were also spotted in the sky box with Islanders General Manger Mike Milbury. Before the game Fox Sports announcer Howie Rose interviewed Milbury in a segment called ”Behind the Bench” and Mad-Mike suggested that the Islanders may not just sit back come the March 11th trade deadline. He also went on to add that he thinks with some added depth the Islanders could be a “dominate force” in the playoffs. The names that are most likely on all of your minds is Mr. Iginla. While that would be an amazing aquisition for not just the New York Islanders but any team, I would tend to say that it’s more about a player like Chris Drury….Should be fun to see who get’s dealt and who doesn’t…..GO ISLANDERS!!!

Borque next Bruins Head Coach???

O.K. this is from The Fourth Period.com (the same “source” that broke the Thrasher hiring Hartley story). Here’s the article than I’ll give you my take.


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