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

TSN: Theodore still unsigned/ Plus more on the Hackett rumor

(Aug 9) tsn.ca – The agent for goaltender Jose Theodore and Montreal Canadiens general manager Andre Savard met briefly on Thursday but the two sides are still no closer to a deal.

Richter's Best Days Behind Him?

I’ve Heard it so many times before, ‘Mike Richter’s best days are behind him’. Easy to say, since his numbers aren’t getting any better, and he’s hasn’t finished a year in the past three. But we will explore why this is a myth.

ESPN/ESPN2/ABC to cut the number of hockey telecasts.

http://www.nytimes.com/2002/08/08/sports/hockey/08HOCK.html

Is less more? According to the powers that be at Disney, it is. For the 2002-2003 season, ESPN and ESPN2 will cut the number of televised games from 102 to 71. Their argument is that they do not want to saturate the market with uninteresting games and would rather focus on higher rated games.

Why the NHL needs a salary cap.

As 2004 rapidly approaches all of us hardcore hockey fans will keep watching hockey even if there is a work stoppage. Saying that, hockey has had a great year the 2001-2002 campaign is full of great stories: The Carolina Hurricanes, Jose Theodore, Jarome Iginla, Team Canada and the olympics on a whole. Many new fans have been introduced to the game the past season. But a lock-out of the players might be what the league needs to survive.

Berard Reportedly Close To Signing With Bruins

tsn.ca is reporting that UFA defencemen Bryan Berard is close to signing a contract with the Boston Bruins. Berard, who played last season with the NY Rangers, will reportedly receive a deal for 1 year, worth $850, 000 with a club option for a second year at $1.3 million UNLESS Berard scores 36 points or more in which case it becomes his option for the second year.

Yzerman Done?

Tsn.ca is reporting that Red Wings Captain Steve Yzerman might not be back, if the pain from his knee injury does not subside.

This in my opinion would really take a toll on the Wings. Stevie Y proved to be the inspiration and one of the MAIN reasons for the Red Wings success.

How do you think the loss of Stevie will affect the Red Wings?

Here is the story link:

http://www.tsn.ca/NHL/readstory.asp?story_id=2456326

New Rule

Hockey Trade Rumors announces a new rule.

Articles written by Anonymous writers will NOT be posted. Only the articles written by HTR members will be posted.

Regards,

HTR Staff

Who Do You Think Are the Most Overachived Players But Are Underpayed.

Some of the most overachived players are some of the most underpaid. Players like Sergei Fedorov, Todd Bertuzzi, and Mark Parrish. Fedorov has the hardest slapshot in then NHL with 102.5 MPH, He is one of the best 2 way centers, has won the Hart Trophey and is only paid $2,000,000. Todd Bertuzzi is another one that is an underpaid elite player. He came throught with a career year with 85 points and has been in the playoffs for the past 3 seasons. He is also only payed $2,000,000. Mark Parrish is another unluckey player to be underpaid for his achivements. He scored 32 goals for a rebuilt New York Islanders and is only payed $750,000. These three examples are players that should be paid more. If I was one of these players i would go to and arbitrator and be paid for what im worth. Tell me who you think are the most overachived and underpaid players.

DG's Quick Hits- August 4, 2002

Daigle: not much to “Crow” about

Karyia gets a pay cut

Ferraro retires to the broadcast booth

Canadiens Almost Ready for October

With hockey approaching rather quickly, teams are getting last minute signings and trades to try and start the season on a winnning note. The Canadiens have been rather quiet and still NEED to ink Jose Theodore.