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We’ve just received five articles regarding the trades of the services for Tom Poti and Pavel Bure, and I’m including them all here. All the authors are “Anonymous”.
(Courtesy Spector’s Rumours)
Thought you might like o read this:
Hockey trades are motivated almost as much by contract status and salary as play on the ice. That means certain players — Selanne and other unrestricted free agents, for example — become automatic fodder for trade talk.
And all that talk is magnified by the Internet.
“It’s gotten to this point because of the Internet,” Sharks General Manager Dean Lombardi said. “If one newspaper has it, everybody has it. That’s different than five years ago when you might see it in one paper, but it wouldn’t have a life of its own.”
Many major hockey sites have a link to trade rumors. Some, like www.hockeytrade rumors.com, are even more direct.
All of which poses a problem for general managers: how to respond to the player — and to the public.
Here is the full article:
According to the articles archive, HockeyTradeRumours.com will be one year old this Friday. The first ever article was simply titled “Hockey Trade Rumours” and dealt with a number of key issues, like Alexei Yashin, and created a plethora of speculation on where he and other big names might end up.
The media falsified their trade rumors of New York Rangers veteran netminder Mike Richter. Today, radio station 660 WFAN interviewed Rangers GM Glen Sather. Radio announcer Sal Mussina asked Sather about his involvement in the trade deadline, mentioning Richter. Sather responded that he has not talked to any teams about Richter. Sather said he will trade only if the offers will be right for the Rangers, not to just make a trade.
In my opinion, the Rangers should just fire Low.
The National Hockey League is now holding one of the many annual General Manager meetings where new rules are discussed and personnel discussions are articulated.
*** Since the trade deadline is coming closer, HTR REQUIRES ALL submitted trade rumors to have a source. Trade rumors that are “thoughts” or “i heard somewhere” will NOT be posted, unless the trade rumor could happen or sounds realistic.***
The Flyers have aquired forward Jarrod Skalde from the Thrashers for minor leaguer Joe DiPenta.
The Isles would love to land either Geoff Sanderson or Shawn McEachern to play alongside Alexei Yashin. Bait could be Mariusz Czerkawski-plus
The Anaheim Mighty Ducks traded right wing Marty McInnis to the Boston Bruins for a third-round NHL entry draft pick.
Larry Brooks from the NY Post reports:
The Boston Herald reports that Vancouver Canucks General Manager Brian Burke will try to deal for Tampa Bay Lightning Vincent Lecavalier or Boston Bruin Bill Guerin. It is not clear if Burke will trade during the offseason or before the trade deadline but Vancouver will be doing business for good talent in the near future.
Today’s game against the Rangers exposed many of the flyers problems, as well as some additional ones.
Sorry for the delay: University work beckoned, and with the Olympic break there really wasn’t too much point talking trade. Anyhow, I’m back and this week it’s “Goaltender Week”: the searches/”shoppings” of the Toronto Maple Leafs, St. Louis Blues and Carolina Hurricanes of netminders.
(Sources: Spector’s Rumours, ESPN.com, Toronto Star)
Contraction. It’s an issue that Major League Baseball is trying to deal with and has been hit with huge skepticism concerning it. Still, this contraction talk and the finishing of the Olympic hockey tournament made me think: Could the NHL contract nine teams to get it back to a competitive 21 teams?
To do this I’ll examine one-by-one each of the 30 NHL teams and put up my reasons for and against contracting each team.
Here are some suggestions on all 30 teams on what they need to do after the olympic break and before the trade deadline.
After hearing that HTR had a meltdown, I’d thought I’d run a Reader’s Digest version of what has happened so far at the men’s Olympic hockey tournament.
Sorry for the delay… I had to catch up on some University work, but no worry: the wait did wonders for the article. This week: the Brian Savage trade, the Buffalo Sabres’ latest rumours and the Tom Poti rumours.
Next Head Coach to call a time-out will be thrown out of the game?
Everybody is wondering what the Oilers are going to do with Tom Poti. Even our local sports man, Brian Hall, who usually sticks up for every Oiler on the roster, said that he would never want Poti on his team. So I think Kevin Lowe knows he has to trade this guy while his value is high, and besides that the defense is just fine, the second line needs somebody the centre it.