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.
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.
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.
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?
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Hockey Trade Rumors announces a new rule.
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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.
Daigle: not much to “Crow” about
Karyia gets a pay cut
Ferraro retires to the broadcast booth
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.
Now it’s time to reverse my first submission and ask hockey fans what’s the very lamest, most ridiculous, funniest, WORST move they ever witnessed watching NHL hockey.
NHL training camps will soon be open and so will another fantasy hockey season. Just wondering how many of you play, and where you play? Thoughts on this years sleepers and sure things.
I played in CBS Sportsline last year, besides a few glitches in the beginning of the season, it went well. My league is among friends and we do the whole draft party thing with plenty of food and beer. Draft picks, and player deals happen all season long. Fantasy football is so popular now, and not to many people knew of the fantasy hockey, but it is fun!!!
Do you play?
Here are some links for more fantasy hockey stuff:
If the only thing more exciting than the playoffs is the race to the post season, then this year’s western conference showdown should be a doozy. Most likely more exciting than the finals, because we all know who wins that anyways. The west exhibits total domination annually. In case you have an argument to throw in here, I’ll throw a stat at you I’ve used many times before. 6 of the past 7 years, the west won the cup. 3 of those years the eastern team was swept. And the west is only getting better.
This is my first post, though I have observed HTR for now a full season. I am the ‘Commissioner’. I am not the Commissioner of the NHL nor do my comments reflect any ideologies of the League Office. I am simply Commissioner to the game of Hockey as I feel I can provide the insight and objectivity commanded by this position. I will attempt to win your respect by establishing my position on my home town team, the Toronto Maple Leafs. It is also an attempt to thwart your ill-impressions and ridicule of the franchise
Could the Toronto Maple Leafs have someone other than Derek Morris in mind for their needy blueline core? If The Team radio station is accurate, this may very well be the case.
Last season the Panthers failed to qualify for the post-season once again. They lost there most popular player, and changed coach’s and GM’s. Yet most fans will agree with me that they are better than last years team.
I think one of the most dissapointing happenings of this off-season is the gradual crumbling of one of the league’s strongest teams, the Boston Bruins. The Bruins finished the 2001-2002 regular season in 1st place overall in the Eastern Conference, they looked like they had finnally overcome the loss of Ray Bourque and were ready to emerge as a new force in the East having not been a real playoff contender since the early 90’s. Well, so much for that..
Let’s take a break from the usual storylines involving the Rangers, Islanders, Wings, Leafs and free agents still available (I know I missed one or two other usual topics but you get the picture). Let’s talk about the Thrashers. Probably not a great topic of interest to many of you, I would imagine. But it’s always helpful to be able to see and understand the smaller parts of the big picture.
Over the past two days TSN has reported four seperate articles based on player team differences that i thought I would share.
TSN is reporting that Aneheim has signed Captain Paul Kariya to a one year contract. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
There should be more greatest plays videos available, i mean there’s tons of Cherry goon stuff out there so why not sell something more spectacular?
Personnally i’m much more impressed by a intuitive decke than a big hit & would take dazzling goals over dazed goons anyday!
Last January I submited an article Called “Getting to know you” Where everyone gave a little information about themselves so we could all get to know a little better the people we verbally abuse day in and day out. The amount of responses were amazing.
Since then HTR has grown exponentially! There is a whole new group of people on this site, while many of the old ones have left.
So I figured now would be a good time to do this again. All you new members give a little information about yourselfs. All you members that participated before add something new.
Names Jay Miller
I live right across the river from Trenton NJ in Pennsylvania.
I’m a Graphic Artist.
I live w/ my girlfriend of 7 years who is also an artist.
I have an unhealthy obsession with Gillian Anderson & Anna Kournakova.