Rucinsky signs with Blues is the first to report that Martin Rucinsky has signed with the Blues.


Jason York traded to Nashville

640 AM Mojo radio in Toronto reports that Jason Yorkhas been dealt to Nashville for future considerations.

Senators Interested in Matthew Barnaby

According to the Team 1200 in Ottawa, the Senators are actively pursuing NYR enforcer Matthew Barnaby.

John Muckler was in New York last week talking to Glen Sather. Could a deal be in the works? The Senators are apparently interested in Matthew Barnaby while the Rangers either want Arvedson Or Rachunek in return. Matthew Barnaby would give Ottawa the grit and toughness the fans wanted, what do you think of this possible deal

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Leafs looking at McLaren, Hatcher

The Toronto Star has reported that the Leafs are looking to acquire a big-name physical defenceman. Both Kyle McLaren from Boston and Derian Hatcher from Dallas have been tired into this rumour.

Leafs GM Pat Quinn has said that he does have extra funds to make transactions throughout the year, and fans have been told to expect a noticeable trade at some point this season.

Sharks Re-Sign Evgeni Nabokov Reports:

Evgeni Nabokov has ended his holdout, agreeing to terms on a two year deal with the San Jose Sharks.

TSN has learned that the deal is worth $7.1 million. Nabokov will earn $3.525 million in the first season, and $3.625 million in the second year of the contract. His pay this year is retro-active to the start of the season.

Leafs going after McLaren ?

The Toronto Maple Leafs are going after Boston defenseman Kyle McLaren….

Habs Hunting Tough Guy And Other Rumours

With Gino Odjick is on an indefinite leave of absence, the Montreal Canadiens are in need of an enforcer. According to the LA Times, the Montreal Canadiens are interested in acquiring Anaheim left-winger Denny Lambert.

More on that & other news


Nabokov, Bruins, Isle's, Habs, Swarm of Goalies, Toronto, Rucinsky, Thrashers

Those are my topics.

Nabokov; Sharkie migrating in Atlantic Ocean?

Bruins; How do you cram all that Grahame?

Isle’s; Last season a fluke?

Habs; Je nes parles pas francais, but I do understand that this team needs defense.

Toronto; Quinn, are ya KIDDing, or MAD?

Rucinsky; $3 million? Rethink again. $2 million? Rethink again.

Thrashers; Who are they thrashing again?

Comments on the Previews

These are just simple previews written by mikster, titans, and trademan. Soon the other previews will be up. The delay was caused by big heavy schedules, and I want to thank titans for taking his time in helping me out. We’re not setting high expectations on these previews, they are the first we did; just a little taste of the better ones coming for the 2003-2004 season next year. Some are different as well, not all follow the same set up.

Comments are welcomed here in this post. We’d appreciate it if negative and pointless criticizing comments are not made. Remember, this was rushed and could be considered a try-out. What we’re looking forward to are just compliments on the effort and time we spent doing this. We do promise that next year’s previews will be better, neater, more interesting, and with more stats to look at.

Trademan, mikster, titans, Robbed_by_Blake

Kovalev, Jovanovski searching for Extension

Well, Jovanovski is searching a contract extension, his contract expires July 31st, year 2003, and don’t expect him to sign one any time soon, more on that & other news around the NHL.


Regular season has just started. People, try to avoid submitting team analysis of 2,3 games…because it means squat to many others. I do appreciate reading them, but too many other members do not want to read them. Besides, first 15 games or so mean very little; even the first half of the season means little. The best hockey for teams to play is in the 2nd half of the season (i.e. Devils, Canadiens, Canucks).

Nabokov, Stuart Closer To Deals?

After the San Jose Sharks opened their season with a 6-3 loss to the Detroit Red Wings on Thursday, General Manager Dean Lombardi re-newed his efforts to sign restricted free agent holdouts Evgeni Nabokov and Brad Stuart.

McLaren for Savard?

Yes, I know most of you are probably sick of hearing McLaren trade rumours, but this is another good one (unlike Kovalev). Marc Savard is a healthy scratch for Calgary bcuz they are hoping to trade him. Now, The bruins want some more offence to HELP the lose of Guerin, and Savard could do this. Calgary has obviously showed some interest in McLaren, and since they want Savard gone, I strongly feel that it is a good trade.

Now people, don;t go nuts on me for making another McLaren rumour, but this website is so ppl should stop complaining about rumours. Now, I’m just curious to hear what everybody’s views are for this

Surpassing a Milestone

Hockey Trade Rumors now has 3,501 members. Congratulations HTR, and welcome kazzask

This still remains my favorite hockey site, thanks to Trademan.

Colin Campbell Still Emotional Since Rangers Fired Him

Eric Lindros has been suspended for a high stick slash on Montreal Canadien Stephane` Quintal, during last night’s 4-1 vicoty for the Habs.

The slash caused no blood, no injuries, and was a simple two minute penalty just like any other slash. This was totally unecessary by the league as we have witnessed many slashes on players’ faces which caused bleeding and injuries, yet no suspensions.

Bure to New Jersey?

No….not Pavel Bure, Valeri Bure. The Devils didn’t show much in their season opener, and their offense had little to do with their win. When the Devils traded three prospects for often injured Zyuzin, Zyuzin didn’t show enough to crack the Devils defensive pairs, or Tampa Bay’s as well.

The NYPost, such a ‘reliable’ source, reports that the Devils could trade Zyuzin to the Panthers in return for Valeri Bure. Though I hardly believe it is true, Panthers have too many defensemen, it could go through.

Will the Habs Flourish with New Refereeing?

Hey Habs Fans,

I’m sure we’re all still slightly glowing from last night’s road victory over the hated Rangers. But let’s not forget a big part of the reason why they won. The Rangers took numerous penalties, especially in the 3rd, when they needed to mount a comeback.

Turco's 40 Saves

Sorry to break your heart, Peroni, but Marty Turco kicked the Avs tails last night.

We’ve seen many reports claiming that the Stars would keep tabs on Marty Turco, and if he appeared incapable of running this ship, the Stars would look into signing Byron Dafoe.

I know, I know, it was only one game. But did Turco at least open the discussion for shutting up his critics last night?

He stared down the ice at Patrick Roy and outplayed him, even though Roy played a heck of a game. Roy faced about 25 shots and only allowed one goal on a beautiful play by the great Niko Kapanen, who also handed Rob Blake his jock on the play. Roy made some great saves.

But Marty faced almost 45 shots, and allowed only one goal, despite the fact that the refs gave the Avs about forty powerplays in the game (slight exaggeration).

It sounds, based on the reactions from the club and the insistence of Andy Moog, that Dallas is more than confident riding Turco 60-65 games this year.

So, does Dafoe end up in Chicago, St. Louis, Vancouver, New York, Philly? I don’t know, but let’s put a rest to the Dallas claims.

Why the Jackets will win respect

As a lurking Jackets fan I have sat back and watched people bad mouth this team since I began frequenting this site. I believe that this is theyear this will come to an end.

Messier and Richter lead team, with a magic number…

That’s right Mess and Richter have a magic number. The number 2. Mess put in his first career 2 goal opener at the age of 40. Richter let in less the 2 goals which was something he couldn’t do last year….

And last but not least…. 2 years remain on both contracts….if Messier reaches the incentives for the option.

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