Have the Senators found a new OWNER?

Canadian billionaire confirms interest in Senators

Rangers Might Find Health, Brendl to Be Traded, Kovie Buys Ticket to Toronto Son

Sands writes about Leetch and Bure coming back, maybe.

Bobby Clarke tells that Brendl might be gone.

MapleLeafs picks up the latest on Kovalev.

Sather to Coach

The Rangers’ website is reporting that team President and General Manager Glen Sather will assume the head coaching duties of the team, effective immediately.

He will be behind the bench this evening when his Blueshirts take on the Colorado Avalanche.

Finally, Slats gets to sleep in the bed he has made. I don’t think he’s ready for the nightmares that await him, though.

The Dolans have their finger on the “fire” button again. It’s only a matter of time before they press it.

$ No Way Sergei $

Sergei Fedorov expects to sign with a new agent by today. Fedorov, in the last year of his contract, is off to Sunrise, Fla., this weekend to make his sixth All-Star appearance.

I want him to be a wing but not for $12 million.

Maurice will NOT be fired after All-Star Break

The Fourth Period is reporting that Canes head coach Paul Maurice’s job is in jeopardy if there isn’t a better effort in tonight’s game vs. Tampa Bay. I live just outside Raleigh, and word is here that Maurice’s job, while definitely not overly secure, is safe for the time being.

The Canes have struggled mightly at times this year, which has caused many OUTSIDE the organization to suspect that Maurice will be canned in the near future. Sources close to the organization and the local paper, the Raleigh News and Observer, have said nothing as to the apparent reports of Maurice’s demise, except that these rumors are 100% false.

If anything is to happen to Maurice, sources say that it won’t be acted upon (firing) until after the front office takes a hard look up and down the organization, presumably after the regular season. However, there has been talk of possible player movement leading up to the NHL trade deadline in mid-March.

With that said, don’t be surprised to see a move made by the Canes after the All-Star break. But in all likelyhood, that move will not be the firing of Paul Maurice.

Gambling Game

Updated.

I forget to bet since i am trying other scenarios as well.

I think I will once again change the rules. Hey, worth to keep trying things and then finding the right rules.

B's looking at Drury???

Kevin Paul Dupont of the Boston Globe speculated on January 26th in his weekly “Hockey Notes” column that the Bruins may have some interest in Calgary Flames forward Chris Drury.

Rangers fire Trottier

http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/news_story.asp?ID=25557&hubName=nhl

I am so disappointed in him. He is not ready yet, and he appeared to be intimidated about coaching veterans. He was supposed to bring his toughness and hard nosed personality as a coach. Didn’t do so.

Experts Rumore Update: Kovalev Is Coming To T.Dot

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Sources close to the sitation say that Toronto management has finally agreed to include Nik Antropov in the package that will be sent to Pittsburgh.

Gambling Fantasay Game

Ok, there were some errors committed by a couple of members or so, but that’s the whole idea. This is a try out.

Changed rule:

Ok, as of tonight, when a member bets an amount of points against the other member, if his bet wins then he wins his own betted points. So, let’s say Mantaray bets 5 points, Rushing bets 4 points. If Mantaray wins the bet, he wins his 5 points, and those are added to his original 25 points. If he loses, he loses 5 points. Makes more sense.

Nolan rumors flying

Two local papers floated Owen Nolan rumors trade rumors today. Ross McKeon of the Chronic reported that Nolan’s no-trade clause only takes effect if the Sharks reach the later rounds of the playoffs.

Victor Chi of the SJ Mercury reports 2 reputable Canadian sources as saying the Sharks shopped the right winger to 3 different teams.

Nolan is on a 4 game goal scoring streak, but has been hampered this year with back and groin injuries.

Where will Kovalev go? Palffy on the move? Which GM will fish Nolan out of the t

This Kovalev story is becoming an unsolved mystery. Who will be the one in guilt to steal Kovalev?

Where will Palffy Zig-Zag?

Where will the Great White Shark go?

Rumors from the Rangers is that they might clear up their roster if they fail to make the playoffs. My take on that.

Gambler's Table *UPDATE-MAKE BETS*

Ok, I don’t know if i am the only one, but I could not get on the site to check out who placed the bets and so on.

So, let’s forget about the first game and continue with the next game of the week. Everyone still has the 25 points.

I kept the original copy of the Match ups and scheduled games.

Make sure you re-read it.

Also, this post could be updated with changes. If you see: ***UPDATED*** on the title of the post, check it out.

MantaRay report for 1/26/03

On this glorious American holiday known as SuperBowl Sunday, I present: the MantaRay Power-rankings for games ending 1/25/03.

Cliffnotes:

Top Ten:

-Stars, Flyers continue hot January.

-Red Wings stumble

-The B’s are back in town again.

Middle of the Pack:

-Roy lifts AV’s

-Ranger$ in move out of bottom dweller status?

Bottom of the Barrel:

-Watch out for the Yotes

-Pred’s alternate with Sabres….again.

-Could be the last time the Thrashers are #30.

-Enjoy!

Thrash Talk: Respect

You may say it’s just that rush many teams get when a new coach is hired, and you could be right. But this looks like a totally different team under the direction of Hartley, with only one loss in his first six games. They will cool off in time, of course. But his teaching, demand for hard work and defense-first philosophy is rubbing off on the players and they are responding well. Even with this improved play, a top five pick in the entry draft still looks to be the Thrashers fate. However, they are slowly but surely gaining the respect of their opponents.

Obstruction, Officiaiting and a Bertuzzi Rant…..

There are three things that stir much discussion amongst the men in my family.

1) Why did they cancel Baywatch? (Briefly, the synopsis of every show: “Quick, we’ve got to disarm the bomb and make it back in time for the big bikini contest.”)

2) My Aunt Effie’s Jellied Carrot and Raisin Salad. (Is it dessert or a side dish)

3) The officiating in the NHL sucks.

Strachan on Hockey Column

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Top Stories in the NHL today include rumors on Kovalev to Leafs, that their fans are taking the Kovie situation too far, and the Pens need immediate help, players that can easily fit in with the Pens. Also, Don Cherry said it all last week as he was a solid boost to putting the STOP sticker on the their helmet that may prevent young hockey players from getting crippled. Bob Boughner from the Flames also had some words for Bryden. Sabres to cough up some cash and other rumors surrounding the NHL lately.

DEMO WEEK ****UPDATED**NEW RULE***

Ok, as most of you know, I posted about the Fantasy Gambling Game on HTR a few days ago.

Before I start the game, and then have a zillion questions and confusions by members, I want to do a Demo Week of the game with a bunch of members. Reason is, so everyone will understand it and follow the right procedures.

So, I will have two Divisions, and I need 12 members to participate.

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Quinn will not trade for Kovalev!!

Kovalev is not going to be a Leaf because Quinn will think about the move till someone else beats him to the punch. The roster has been basically the same for the last few years with the exception of a few free agents to plug holes left by other free agents but Quinn the GM does not make moves or promote young talent and his history shows it. He lets talent rot in the minors and plays stiffs in the NHL. He is too in love with the players he has.

Savard Knew That Hackett Was Going To Boston!

(RDS.ca)

André Savard knew that Jeff Hackett would be going to Boston when he did the trade with the Sharks…