Ave's Looking for Help

After going 0-5 to start the season, Abishier has the Aves brass looking for better back-up help, now and for the future.

Reports out of Colorado state both President and GM are not so sure Abishier is the real deal, and reports of a deal that would send Tanguay to NYI for Ibister have now also included Depietro going back to the Aves. rumors of the Aves looking to sign Dafoe were quickly squashed by Lacroix stating they are looking for someone who can learn from Roy, but also replace Roy once he retires(which will not be too far off in the future). There are a few options out there, if they can not find a young goalie in a trade they might look for a vetran presance to plug the holes. It is difficult for a goalie to come in behind the legend of Patrick Roy, a lot is expected of him, but after going 0-5 it has the Aves questioning their goaltending.

Former NBA star Manute Bol signs hockey contract withe Indy. Ice of CHL.

Former NBA freakshow 7′ 7” Manute Bol has signed a contract with the Indianapolis Ice of the CHL. Bol is expected to be in uniform for Saturday nights game vs the Amarillo Gorillas.

Bol who played with the Philadelphia 76ers and Washington Bullets. Bol was last seen a year ago fighting William “refrigerator” Perry on a Celebrity Boxing T.V. show. Before that he was a political prisoner in the Sudan trading cows to get family members out of slavery.

General Manager of the Ice Larry Linde had this to say “How do you defend a 7′ 7” Dinka Tribesman?” On another note Hell froze over earlier this morning.

Whata world.

Rumors are just That

I’ve been looking over the various articles that have been posted about possible trades/moves, etc. for about a year now on this site. One thing that always amazes me is that people will jump all over one another and bash/flame people when speculations are made.

It seems to me that the Leafs fans have it the worst. Especially this year with the rocky start that they have had. As a Leaf fan I am admittedly disappointed with the way things have progressed so far. The fact that 2 expansion teams are having much better seasons then the Leafs are is very disheartening (Wild & Columbus) BUT I am still a Leafs fan and will continue to be.

Those of you that ‘tear into’ the Leafs fans for speculation/opinions/wishful thinking make me wonder just who your favourite team is? Do you really have a team that you ‘religiously’ follow or are you just a ‘band wagon’ jumper and cheer for the team of the moment. Or do you cheer for the team that won the cup last year?

Those of you that ‘blindly’ say that a trade will not happen, what basis do you make that on? Are you in the GM’s office of each team? Are you related to a GM? Maybe you are, but most likely you are not. You are making a statement based on your opinion just like the one stating their thoughts on a rumour or opinion that they may have.

I would like to think that while there are rivalries on the ice, we as spectators/fans can treat each other with a little more respect.

Staurt and Sharks agree to deal

The San Jose Sharks and restricted free agent defenceman Brad Stuart have agreed to terms on a new multi-year contract.

The deal will pay Stuart $1.25 million this season, although he will lose a portion of that for missing the first part of the season, and will pay him $1.75 million in the second year.

There is both a player option and club option for a third year that will pay him slightly in excess of $2 million, the precise amount being determined by which party exercises the option.


Trottier Suspended?

The NHL has suspended Rangers Forward Krzysztof Oliwa for 5 games and Ranger head coach Bryan Trottier for 2 games after a later fight occurred in the Ranger’s loss to the Blue Jackets.

Isbister for Tanguay Rumor Heating up on the Island

Someone suggested it earlier here on HTR, but it seems as if faceoff.com is reporting the potential deal in which the Islanders will land Alex Tanguay for Dave Scatchard and Brad Isbister. My guess is Colorado will add something more.


Florida after Antropov?

Terry Koshan of the Toronto Sun has reported that the Toronto Maple Leafs and Florida Panthers have been negotiating players. Rick Dudley has been told to unload salary and Yushkevich’s $2.75 million is expected to be moved, possibly to Toronto, Long Island, or Los Angelas.

Blues' Goaltending Situation

The St. Louis Blues hockey club has been using goalie after goalie after goalie this season. With Brent Johnson getting injured over the summer, Fred Brathwaite, Reinhard Divis, Curtis Sanford and Cody Rudkowsky have all been used thus far. The team, in hopes to fill a temporary hole in the goaltending department, has signed UFA Tom Barrasso, who has played eighteen seasons in the NHL. But now that Fred Brathwaite has returned from injury and Brent Johnson is extremely close to being 100%, who will be the odd-man out?

Little Latvian longs for a BIG change

First of all, I feel that it is a crime that no one wrote an article about this sooner, and I am doing this because I feel it should be addressed on this website. As a goal tender myself, I must say that Arters Irbe is probably the coolest goalie in the NHL, and he is really ticked off right now. Kevin Weekes has been treated as the #1 guy in Carolina as Irbe is 0 and 3 so far this year. As many of you may know, Irbe is a workohloic and can’t stand to play less than 75 games a year.

Leafs interested in Yuskie?

Leafs looking to bring back Yushkevich

Other teams in the hunt for Yushkevich’s services are believed to be the New York Islanders, New York Rangers and Los Angeles Kings.

Sens Sign Rachunek….

Ottawa announced today they signed Rachunek to a 2 year deal. Fine and dandy but will he stay or will he go. Sens d-men are solid right now and mixing up the fray could prove negative. Rachunek is off to Binghamton for 2 weeks for training. More to come but brief story at www.ottawasenators.com .

Stuart, Sharks Reach Impasse In Talks


The agent for Sharks’ holdout defenseman Brad Stuart told The San Francisco Chronicle that his client has left San Jose and returned to his offseason home in Calgary because of an impasse in contract negotiations.

Lindros Bigger than Politics. Devs Fans M.I.A. Flyers as Good as CheeseSteaks. S

Lindros story of being benched was as big as the Republicans winning the Senate and House of Representatives.

Kloucek trade bait.

Continental Airlines can hold 19,040 fans, yet the Devils have not managed to sell out tickets, not even so close.

How about that boost on the offense Lou?

I always loved cheese steaks, and I eat them at the seaport in NYC. Never ate one in Philly, yet! Flyers are off to a good start, but should fans cherish this hot start as much as possible before it….crumbles?!

No chance for Pavel Brendl, he remains the same.

It’s Shut Out Night!!!

Latest Rumors in NHL

Wanna know the latest rumors on some teams? Well i have some on Calgary, Tampa, New York, Colorado, Blue Jackets and Florida.

Flyers flying high

The Flyers have been off to a great start this season, arguably the best team in the NHL right now. However, like every team in the NHL the flyers are going to try and improve themselves as the season goes on. Below I am going to look at a few players who might find themselves playing in a new city sometime this season…

Slegr. Going once. Going twice….. any bidders?


If the Maple Leafs are as keen on defenceman Jiri Slegr as they’ve indicated, they’d better act fast.

Slegr’s agent, J.P. Barry, said yesterday he has been given a deadline by a Russian Hockey League team which also wants the unrestricted free agent to sign in the next few days for about $1 million US.

Tomas Kaberle, A Future Norris Type Defensemen?

At 6″2 200lbs and drafted 204th overall in the 1996 draft. Kaberle has now been recognized as one of the biggests threats from the blue-line in the entire league…

Rumblings and Grumblings from Around the League

Aside from the non-news that is the Kyle McLaren debacle, there isn’t much on the trade rumor front. Still, there are lots of things going on in the world of NHL hockey that are deserving of discussion. I will give my own take on each issue, focusing on the lighter side of things.

Mad Mike: A man with an itch and… NO CORTIZONE!!!

Well last season was nice, The isles break the long playoff draught, start to sell out games again. The old barn haden’t been so loud in years and years. This year these virtually same Isles are skating to vastly diffrent results in the standings and the cheers of a year ago have become a cascade of boo’s raining down from the disgruntled fans.

Islanders rumors

According to Tuesday’s Newsday, 14 NHL teams were scouting the Islanders-Flames game Monday evening to scout the Isles. 2 of the more prominent ones were Florida GM Rick Dudley who is quietly shopping Valeri Bure and members of the San Jose Sharks staff who have an unsigned 22-year-old dynamo defenseman in Brad Stuart and the rights to 26-year-old winger Alexander Korolyuk.