Boucher Inks Deal With Coyotes

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The Phoenix Coyotes on Monday made another commitment to a goaltender, signing Brian Boucher to a multi-year deal.

Hockey and Music and The Top 100 From 1997-2002

Well, the votes have been tabulated and the votes are in with regards to hockey and music, as well as my critical picks for the best 100 songs from 1997-2002. Here are the results:

(NOTE: Comments may contain spoilers)

McHockey Brothers on Spector's Are a Real Joke!

This made me furious, but then laugh at the stupidity and ignorance of these brothers. You’re in for some fun! Find out who is THE WORST goalie in the NHL, at least…who the McHockey Brothers think is the worst goalie.

McLaren for Kovalev?

Spector’s Hockey (http://spectorshockey.tripod.ca/default.html) is reporting that a McLaren for Kovalev deal might be in the works. This trade would benefit both teams as Mclaren would fill the defensive gap made when Kasparitis left and Kovalev would help replace the loss of Bill Guerin.

Is it just me or is this deal so lop-sided in favor of the Bruins? Kovalev had 76 points in 67 games last year, a Point per game of 1.12. He was the Pens’ offensive leader and I can’t see the pens replacing him. What do you think of this rumor?

TSN's Dirty Dozen

TSN Sports Forcaster has come up with the 2001-02 Dirty Dozen Awards, which goes to the worst player in the given category.

Without further delay, here they are:

Philly fans

A lot of people say all Philadelphia sports fans are crazy because of past things that they have done. The past incidents of a fan falling into a penalty box, throwing batteries at a baseball game and booing when a all pro wide reciever gets seriously injured. In this article, I will explain why.

With Rucinsky ….Rangers have 2 players too many.

With the Addition of Rucinsky, which should take place in a day or two…. The Rangers find themselves with an overload of players…..

12 offense men are needed for 4 lines…..

But the Rangers have 14….

Lindros, Bure, Nedved, Holik, Dvorak, Rucinsky, Mess, Samulson, Lundmark, Lyashanko, Oliwa, MaCarthy, Barnaby, and Murry……

Things not Ducky with York

http://www.faceoff.com/home/news/story.html?f=/news/20020927/020927111659.html

Jason York and Mike Bab***** are not seeing eye to eye already.

So Whats so Great About CUJO ?

This adresses to CUJO, Leafs and Wings fans.(I think this is more logical than Koivu)

No Vezina, Hart or Stanley Cup wins doesn’t exactly spell superstar, yet people keep talkin on how great he is.

Morrow and Rivet Get New Deals !

TSN.ca is reporting:

The Dallas Stars have re-signed left-winger Brenden Morrow to a three-year deal.

Montreal Canadiens General Manager, André Savard, announced today a 4-year contract extension for defenceman Craig Rivet. Rivet is now under contract with the Canadiens until the end of the 2006-07 season.

Season Predictions Part 2: Western Conference

Western Conference: Alot of changes over in the west this summer, many teams have changed and from a non-playoff team into possible Stanley Cup Contenders. Every year the standings are close, last year just six points separated the ninth from the fourth place team. What are your predictions for the West?

What's so great about Saku Koivu?

Last season as I watched Saku Koivu’s first game back, I saw all of Montreal’s fans on their feet for, what seemed like an eternity. Battling cancer for almost an entire year, and then coming back to finish the rest of the regular season and the playoffs was truly a heroic feat. But as I sat there watching the game I wondered to myself why the networks and the Canadians fans were so happy to see this guy back.

I honestly want to know why everyone loves this guy so much. I can see that he has a lot of heart and leadership, but what else has he done. He has only scored 20 goals once and the most points he has ever had was 57. This doesn’t seem like a superstar to me. I really want to know what the big deal is with this guy; so Habs fans, let me know.

HTR's 2000th Article

Pop the champagne corks…this is HockeyTradeRumors.com’s 2000th story. In a few short months HTR’s celebrated their 3000th member and the one-year anniversary of increased (and increasing readership). To everyone here at HTR- members and admins like me- let’s all keep up the good work.

Daniel Grasso,
Vice-Administrator

Safety Net's Part II

I have written about the Safety Net’s when word first came of them being put up.

This issue has been very controversial in the past.

This year, behind all of the goal’s, of every NHL team, safety net’s have been put up in all arena’s.

What do you think about the safety nets being put up?

Return to Run and Gun Hockey?

Below is an interesting article posted on Hockey’s Future http://www.hockeysfuture.com by Dean Belanger.

DG's Quick Hits- September 24, 2002

This week:

Jonsson: Not impressed with crackdown

Brian Burke wakes up

On the radar screen: Eddie Belfour, Nordique Imposters, the NHL’s worst team, Alexandre Daigle, Sam Roberts, NHL players slipping through the cracks, and more

Blues Questioning Goaltending? NHL Decreasing Salaries by Terminating Stats?

Brent Johnson has not seen the ice since September 9th.

What’s the real reason why the NHL wants to stop keeping hits and blocked shots as stats? Denis Gauthier has his opinion…

Blackhawk Down

tsn.ca reports on Eric Daze:

The surgery is scheduled for Wednesday at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. It was not made clear how long he is expected to be out of action as a result of the surgery, but it will certainly be a significant amount of time. Daze will not even be re-evaluated until six weeks after the surgery.

That is horrible news for the Hawks. This will definitely hurt their start of the season, can they pull it off?

Do the Sabres have a chance???

I have been asking myself all summer, “Do the Sabres have any chance at all of making the playoffs this year?” At first glance the answer is a big NO WAY in hell, but at a second glance the answer is there is a small chance. Recently I was reading the comments made in regards to how the Eastern Conference will end up and no one chose the Sabres to make it to the playoffs. Well there may be a way…

NHL games outdoors? Hmmmmmmm

I was running through a Google Search and just “accidently” ran across this while searching for something else. I find this rather interesting. What do you think?