Teams that let UFA's walk are cashing in

As the season draws near the quarter pole, the teams who most suggested as the “big losers” in the off season, are all looking down from the top.

HAPPY THANKSGIVING FOR U.S.A CITIZENS

Have a great and safe Thanksgiving, eat those turkeys!

HTR Staff

'Get Carter' Coming To A Rink Near You?

Pretty soon the phrase “Get Carter” might be more than the title to a bad movie to GM’s around the NHL. Once again, Anson Carter has put together an early season hot streak and is driving the Oilers’ offense. Usually Carter cools off with a major slump (last year) or a significant injury (every other year) but this is a critical contract year for him and it could be different this time. Last year, Carter almost made the Canadian Olympic Team with a roaring start, but then his game went colder than Martha Stewart’s personality and his hands got stiffer than her facelift. As a result, he was forced to sign a one year – $2.4 million deal this past offseason. (managed to cash in like Martha too) This will make him an RFA at the end of the year just like fellow Oiler top guns, Comrie and Smyth.

Belak, Simpson Suspended

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Toronto Maple Leafs defenceman Wade Belak was suspended for two games Wednesday for elbowing while Phoenix defenceman Todd Simpson received a three-game ban for high-sticking

Linden scores most goals as a Canuck

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Trevor Linden passed an old friend Monday night the with His Canucks.

Even More Rumblings and Grumblings from Around the League

Another week has passed and we are now passing the one quarter-mark of this 2002-03 season. As always, there are lots of issues to discuss and I’m sure everyone out there in HTR land has an opinion about one or all of them. Trades, rumors, firings, and off-ice happenings are the meat and potatoes of this website, and I am all to happy to throw some scraps out to the starving poor – especially on a slow day like today.

Devils in Dire Straits?

NJ.com: “Wanted: Investors to bail out Devils”

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“The Devils hockey franchise faces a financial crisis and is looking for investors to pump in as much as $50 million so the team can pay its bills and cover projected losses.

The cash crunch, described to The Star-Ledger by three members of the YankeeNets sports company, has rekindled turmoil within an ownership group that appeared on the cusp of security when it found funding lastmonth for a new arena in downtown Newark.”

Islanders 3rd Jersey's are out

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The Islanders will debut their 3rd jersey against Ottawa on Wednesday. Today’s Newsday has Peter Laviolettes wife and kids modelling the jersey. Looks pretty cool. Definitely better than the fisherman from a few years abck.

MantaRay Power rankings games ending 11/23/02

The MantaRay report for games ending Saturday, November 23rd.

Cliff notes:

Top Ten:

-Wild week:Minny capapults into #2 slot

-Canucks still climbing

-Sens enter the elite

MOP

-Pens flying up to #11

-Washington losing Capital drop

-Leafs & Belfour skyrocket out of cellar

CELLER DWELLERS

-Bluejackets swatted 6 spots

-Isles making progress

Experts Rumor Update:

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Eric Lindros may not last much longer as a New York Ranger.

The Avs make a move to acquire some grit

The Avalanche looking for a little grit to go with their finesse have made an offer to the Boston Bruins for forward Martin Lapointe. On saturday accoring to the Denver Post www.denverpost.com the Avanlache offered Martin Skoula and Alex Tanguay to the Bruins for Martin Lapointe and Kyle Mclaren.

Could the Canucks be a dynasty team in the making?

Ya, ya, some of you might already be fuming at the fact that I would even consider the Canucks a dynasty team, but if you break down the roster, there is a special vibe which it gives off.

Bonk not long for Ottawa?

According to The Fourth Period.com the Ottawa Senators are shopping star forward Radek Bonk around the league. Apparently the Sens. are unhappy with Bonk’s production after winning a two year 6.7 million dollar contract in arbitration last year.

Sources of TFP say the Isles, Rangers, Kings, Phoenix, Calgary and the Blue Jackets which had three scouts at the Senators game against Montreal last night.

So what do you think it would take to get a forward of Bonk’s caliber? What teams do you believe are really in the running? I gotta believe Bonk’s most likely destination is Los Angeles. They are a star forward away from being a team that can compete for it all, and they have to know it.

Tradedude's Interesting Facts 11/22

Week 2: Period by Period Scoring Stats

Part II of my collective series of interesting facts will include each team’s 1st, 2nd, and 3rd period goal totals as of Nov. 13. It will also include who I think is on hot so far this previous week. Not physically of ofcourse. lol.

Milan Hnilicka Placed on Waivers

Rogers Sportsnet reports that the Atlanta Thrashers have put Milan Hnilicka on waivers.

I guess this leaves Dafoe as Da-Man and Pasi Nurminen as his back-up. Good move by Waddell.

I have never been that high on Hnilicka who was the Recycled from the Rangers a few years ago. If he is so good how come he couldnt crack the lineup with New York years ago. To me the Thrashers were just wasting their time with Hnilicka.

Straka & Pens|Can Dafoe Help Thrash?|Mike's Replacement|Brodeur| and more!!!

How have the Pens done since Straka stepped in?

Can Dafoe really help Atlanta to Thrash?

A 19 year old kid carrying a $70M team?

Burns, are ya nuts!!!? Brodeur played all Devils games, but here’s why…

Who am I?

I was the first player ever to be drafted by the Avalanche.

The L.A fans unrest with monarchy rule when King Allison is ill.

Sports Illustrated the most pathetic sports magazine, and Michael Farber the most unprofessional and small-brained loser in the hockey world.

Sabres have an Owner (probably)

Both Foxsports.com and a local radio station (WNSA 107.7 FM) are reporting that the NHL has decided on a new owner for the Buffalo Sabres. Apparently the decision will be announced sometime in the next week.

And the winner is……

Experts Look:

Just giving some Expert analysis on this weeks early rumors.

It's done!!! Dafoe's a Thrasher!!

It’s done finally!! TSN.ca is reporting that former Boston Bruins goalie Byron Dafoe has accepted a two year deal from the Atlanta Thrashers.

The Sabres might be shopping Gratton…and the rest of the team

The Buffalo News is reporting that the Coyotes may be interested in Buffalo’s leading scorer Chris Gratton. Also, the Sabres have called up goaltending prospect Ryan Miller from Rochester. Could they be shopping one of their goaltenders?


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