Ranger's Contracts in Dispute

TSN.ca is reporting: The New York Post reports that the National Hockey League submitted a rejection of both Bobby Holik’s and Darius Kasparaitis’ contracts when the New York Rangers sent them for approval to Central Registry.

Florida Panthers – Team of the Future

Last year the Florida Panthers accumulated only 60 points, ahead of only Columbus and Atlanta. Recently, Head Coach, Mike Keenan, signed a contract extension that will take him through the 2007-08 season. Why would he want to be tied down so long with such a team? The Florida Panthers have possibly the best young nucleus in the league. They could be cup contenders in years to come.

Boston Trade Rumor

It has been rumored on Sporting News Radio that the Boston Bruins are continuing their search for a scoring winger to replace recently departed Bill Guerin, who went to the Dallas Stars this summer. Although it is near impossible to replace a guy like Guerin, the Bruins are supposedly talking to the New York Rangers about a possible deal, which would send tough winger Radek Dvorak to Boston.

Goalie Debate

Over the past few months a lot of writers have been saying that the Rangers don’t have what it takes to get to the next step because they don’t have a true number one Goalie. Mikster strongly disagrees with this? Who is right?

THN Ultimate Fantasy Guide- 2002-2003

I am sure many hockey fans bought THN’s (The Hockey News) 2002-2003 Ultimate Fantasy Guide. It looks interesting, the cover looks cool, and there are all kinds of interesting things on the cover. I did learn to never judge a book by its cover, and boy does that phrase sound right!

THE HOTTEST CHICK ON EARTH!!

*WARNING THE FOLLOWING ARTICLE HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH HOCKEY!! IT’S SEXIST, TASTELESS AND TOTALLY POLITICALLY INCORRECT*

Peachy news from Atlanta

The recent offseason has been a busy one for the Thrashers. They’ve added offensive depth and defensive depth. Are they in position to contend for the playoffs? Who knows? But things are looking up and Atlanta fans are hopeful.

Bruins Offseason Moves

The offseason isn’t over yet, but after the signing of defensemen Bryan Berard, most of the big moves by the Bruins are done. The only thing remaining is to trade McLaren, but who knows if that will happen anytime before the season starts.

Who pops out at you this season?

The free agent period is, with a few exceptions, all but over. Teams have basically finalized who they are going to invite to camp. As I look at all the teams in the East nobody pops out at me.

Let's make some Changes…..

Everyone Wants to fight and Bash each other. While it is kind of fun to mess with another member we all need to remember the name of this site. It’s not Bashing Trade Rumors, It’s Hockey Trade Rumors. Let’s all remember that this site is for free….. Respect for the staff and each other is due.

I Have a few ideas in which I would like everyone to vote on and answer.

Enough's Enough

This is seriously starting to piss us off. We, and I am shocked I did as well, received messages and e-mails from upset HTR members. These are the two complaints I’ve read today (and as of now):

Best One-Two Punch, Part Two

Again, the idea here is pretty straightforward: you tell me which team in the West has the best top 2 lines. But, you will probably need to make some corrections to my list as well.

DG's Quick Hits- August 11, 2002

The Salary Cap: How much longer?

ESPN: Giving hockey the high stick

On the radar screen: Thereon Fleury, Byron Dafoe, Andrew Cassels, the Anaheim Mighty Ducks and more

What Stan Fischler Has to Say

Stan Fischler from MSGNetwork makes his points in Bluelines.

Boston Signs Berard. Plus More NHL News.

The Boston Bruins Have (Finally) signed unrestricted free agent Bryan Berard to a one year contract plus a one year option for the Bruins…

NHL Quotes from 2001-02

NHL players can sometimes be a strange bunch. During the heat of battle or after a tiring game they can say some wild and crazy things. Quotes bring the fans closer to the game by letting them know who a player feels about something. Well, without further adieu, here is the best in hockey quotes for 2001-02.

Las Vegas odds for winning 2002-2003 Stanley Cup

From ESPN, Terry Frei makes his bets.

http://msn.espn.go.com/nhl/columns/frei_terry/1414833.html

OverRated and UnderRated Teams……

Over the Last few Seasons some teams have become jokes and underachievers…While others are not being recognized for their talent.

Could Berard be the Answer to the Bruins' Dreams?

On August 7, 2002, USA Today reported that Bryan Berard was very close to signing with the Boston Bruins. Sure, he had an inconsistent comeback year, but who wouldn’t after an injury like he had. Could this soon-to-be signing be the defencemen the Bruins have been looking for?

Just a Reminder

HTR has its own Instant Messenger. It’s a good way to talk to other HTR members about topics. Also, it would come in handy when HTR creates a Fantasy Hockey League. HTR is planning to create a pay league with money as prize. It will be cheaper than other fantasy leagues. The money would help HTR as a site, probably less pop-up windows.

Thank you,

HTR Staff