Berezin Moves Once Again

The Chicago Blackhawks acquired the left wing from the Montreal Canadiens on Sunday for a fourth-round pick in the 2004 draft.

ESPN.com

Islanders not expected to sign Amonte

Alan Hahn of Newsday reports that as of July 1, no one will be wearing #10 for the Islanders. That means that Mats Lindgren will not be offered a contract which is not surprising since he has sat most of the last 2 years unless Milbury can unload him in a trade and Tony Amonte will sign a huge deal with the Dallas Stars to play with his friend Mike Modano, not the NY Islanders.

On the Kasparitis front, Kasparitis is looking for 5 million a year however would take a small discount to play for the Islanders and stay at home. However he is looking for an 8 year deal and the Isles are reluctant to lock up someone for that long because they are committed to Peca for another 4 years and Yashin for 9 more years. The Islanders despite their success and large ticket price increase are still losing money and ownership is hesitant to lock in players for that length.

Milbury according to Hahn might go to training camp with the same lineup hoping players like Isbister and Kvasha step up.

Rangers Make Final Offer to The Moose

ESPN reports:

Where will they go?

There are going to be a lot of quality free agents this off-season, Curtis Joseph, Ed Belfour, Mike Richter, Byron Dafoe, Bobby Holik, Robert Lang, Bill Guerin, Chris Chelios, Teemu Selanne, Tony Amonte, Ron Francis, and Theo Fleury. The question is where will they go? Well I’ll see if I can help you out.

Gilmour Staying or Going?

All-Star Centre Doug Gilmour does not know his fate, but what is the fate of several other Montreal Canadiens?

Hawks Re-sing Thomas

TSN is reporting that the Chicago Black Hawks have Re-signed winger Steve Thomas.

Thomas struggled through an injury proned season but the team hopes he can return next season at full strength and pick off where he left off, Thomas had 3 goals in the teams final 7 games last season. He is projected as a potential second line winger.

New Updated….Hot Rumors

These are some new rumors that have hit the air waves. These rumors have been reported from many sites and newspapers.

This Post is not Opinion, strictly fact’s of what has really been said….Players moving players staying.

Winners and Loosers of this years draft.

So there it went. The 2002 NHL entry draft is a thing of the past. Some trades. Some moving up and down the draft board. SOME REALLY WEIRD TRADES AND PICKS!!

Maybe there is something in the water up there in Toronto. How else do you explain half the deals made yesterday?

DG's Quick Hits- June 18, 2002

This week:

Why Cujo in Atlanta isn’t so bad

Hasek: retirement promises two years late

On the radar screen

(World Issues Page Announcement Inside)

Flyers trade Dopita to Edmonton for draft picks

As reported on Comcast Sportsnet, the Philadelphia Flyers traded Jiri Dopita to the Edmonton Oilers for a third round pick in 2003, a 5th round pick in 2004,and a conditional pick in 2005.

Clarke Tells TheFourthPeriod.com

Though you heard many rumors about what will Clarke do by the usual sources you hear about everyday, I took a look at www.thefourthperiod.com where Flyers GM Bobby Clarke was interviewed by TFP.

Another Housecleaning In Philadelphia

As we all know, the Philadelphia Flyers’ season came to a disappointing end with a less-than impressive two-goals-in-five-games effort against the Ottowa Senators. This inept and painful conclusion to a season that began with so much hope, promise, and expectation led not only to a public vote of no confidence/stab in the head coach’s back by three key veterans, but also to Bill Barber’s firing as well. It would turn out to be only the beginning. The next great turnover of the Philadelphia Flyers started right then and there.

Kariya Crowned??

Spector is reporting that there is a rumor circulating that Paul Kariya will become a Los Angeles King very soon. The report states a defenceman and Bryan Smolinski would go the other way. This comes after the Anahiem Mighty Ducks announced they were lowering certain ticket prices and haulting the increase on others. I think with the announcement of ticket prices in Anaheim signals Kariya will soon be leaving the Duck Pond for bigger and better things. The Kings would make a good fit, they will be looking for a complement to their two strong forwards, Jason Allison and Zigmund Palffy. That would make a great line.

Are we as smart as we think we are, the playoffs

Well the playoffs are over and I decided to bring out my list of what we said as the season ended and we geared up for the playoffs. There were not as many predictions as I would have expected from people and I tried to limit my quotes to comments made before the playoffs began, however one or two did slip into the mix, however they were not later than game two of the 1st round. I thought everyone might enjoy these, so here goes. (Any misspellings, typos or omissions are the original authors work.)

Svelha to Retire

Tsn.ca has just reported that veteran Panther D-man Robert Svehla will retire citing a contract disput. Looks like Dudley chose not to honor Fletcher’s previous agreement with Svelha regarding a scouting job and financial support for his former European team. The down side is that he will be missed. The Panthers are weak on defense even if they do pick up Boumeester. The upside is that it will free up around 3 million for ufa’s. Maybe they will go after Kasperitis as rumuored. Who else do you all think could fit in there?

Burns Devils new coach

After stints with three ‘Original Six’ teams, Pat Burns returns in the swamp. TSN has learned that the New Jersey Devils have named the three-time Jack Adams Award winner as their new head coach.

Burns replaces Kevin Constantine. Devils general manager Lou Lamoriello said he and Constantine would hold talks about a possible future role in the organization.

Your Journey

Hello everyone. I finally have the ability to login as administrator after technical difficulties.

Here you will go on a journey starting from an amazing European-like city called Montreal. There you will discover what the future could be for these Canadiens. From there, you will pass by a city that burns in Flames. You’re blinded by smoke as you then find yourself in the city of Edmonton, and roll down a mountain with an Avalanche. And final, you will find yourself on a deserted island with a tribe called the Islanders.

Rangers Change Personality Behind the Bench

It has been reported that the New York Rangers have hired Terry O’Reilly and Jim Schoenfeld as assistant coaches.

Thank You's and a Grand Opening

Since I’ve been working as a HockeyTradeRumors.com administrator for six months and have been a site regular for eight, I thought I’d pass along a list of “thank yous” as a reward for all those (and more) who’ve helped me out over the period. It has been the help and grace of HTR which has made me decide to become a writer, all of it self-less, and, thus, I’m happy to help make HTR the Site it is today. Anyway, today I open a new chapter, as I unveil the new look of my World Issues Page, created largely with the help of HTR’s own TradeMan (thanks a bunch!)

UFA's

Even though hockey season is still on, I thought an overview of all the teams UFA’s is a good topic before the season ends. This year has many quality players, some average, some not that good, and some that should just retire. I have my own thoughts as a LEAF fan on who I would like for Toronto Maple Leaf management to open up the wallet and get, since another year in futility has gone past. What are all you HTR readers thinking? Who do you want on your team? Who if any don’t you want back? Who should just retire? Below are all the teams with UFA’s. Titans: we need a new waterboy, minimum wage, and all the free pretzels you can handle!!! Interested???……