Iginla a as panther?

Jarome Iginla is going to be a RFA at the end of this season, and he is going to win the scoring race by a considerable margin. As a canidate for the Hart Trophy on a nonplayoff team, this guy is going to want a ton of cash for the next few seasons. Money, that the Calgary Flames probably won’t be able to put together.

Fleury Causes Some Mess in the Rangers? Thoughts of Iginla Becoming a Ranger, an

While I am proud to say that I will soon have U.S citizenship, just some personal news, I want to say that the past article involving Brashear was a complete mess-up that went out of control. If I deeply irritated HTR members during that “brawl”, then I am sorry that I didn’t get my point across well enough to make you understand. But, I am glad to see that I have more HTR members to debate topics with for the summer, not that I did it on purpose to have that. Anyway, that’s in the past, gone, finished, over, done, terminado, finito.

Fleury out…Lundmark in? What has Fleury done to anger the Rangers organization? The NY Post reports of Fleury and his problems with the Rangers. Rangers attempt the offer they gave to Sakic years ago, but this time involving Iginla?

Brashear Blues ||| Will Forsberg Be Enough?

Brashear, was he really worth it? Can Forsberg power up the struggling Avs offense?

Andre Roy, Rob Ray, Adam Foote suspended, Patrick Roy fined

Yesterday, Andre Roy, Adam Foote and Rob Ray were all handed suspensions and Patrick Roy was fined by the National Hockey League for actions earlier in the week.

(Source: ESPN.com)

Quarterly Report: Underachievers and Overachievers in Today's NHL

Hello again.

I know it seems a little late for the third quarter, but I’ve decided the fourth will come at the conclusion of the play-offs, so, techinically, I still have some room for this quarter. Anyway, here is this quarter’s list of those who are doing better than expected and those who would just be better off being rink rats.

(Stats: ESPN.com)

Daigle A Born Again In the NHL????

Alexander Daigle was expected to be a player full of talents that would dominate the NHL. Yesterday afternoon, Wolfgang Von Holfensteiner had a meeting with the former NHL player who disappointed the fans and the league. Daigle is willing to make a come back.

New Plans for HTR

While the HTR staff should really give a lot of credit to titans for waking us up, TradeMan and I have come up with a few good plans for this summer with DG. I have a few good ideas for the site’s future, and I would appreciate it if HTR members would contribute to this and share opinions, suggestions, and comments.

Who are you?

I’ve been a participant at HTR for a while now. I’m not sure exactly when I joined. Anyway, I’ve gotten to know a lot a folks by their “handle.” We’ve got DJ, Mikster, Aaron, Jonathane, Titans, CaptainSteve, etc, etc, etc…… There’s a real long list.

Richter Out For Season?

“New York Rangers goaltender Mike Richter will miss the remainder of the season with a slight fracture of his skull, according to broadcast reports.”

http://www.sportsnetwork.com/default.asp?c=sportsnetwork&page=nhl/news/ADN1988741.htm

Trade Rumors Rules

The Rumour Rule

1. All trade rumours MUST have a source.

2. If you think up a trade, say so and defend you stance legitimately.

3. Sources have to be named, not “I heard this yesterday”. You can say your source is “anonymous” if the source doesn’t want to give out their name (like team officials), but you can’t post without permission. Radio, newspapers and T.V. automatically assume permission because they are reporting “for all to hear and see”.

4. Opinions are OKAY as long as you legitimately back them up, and you can ask for others’ opinions as long as you back up your own.

TradeMan

DG

Micki Peroni (mikster)

p.s. This message will be posted every month as a reminder, and also for new comers.

Audette And Koivu To Be Back Soon!

According to RDS.ca, source that is very close to Montréal Canadiens organization, Donald Audette and Saku Koivu WILL be both back this season AND EARLIER than first thought…

Rangers Chances of Playoffs Could Drop Down to Slim

Rangers goaltender Mike Richter suffered a concussion during Friday’s game against the Atlanta Thrashers. Mike Richter will not play tonight against the New York Islanders, and it is unknown when Richter will start playing.

Dan Blackburn will get his chance to carry the Rangers until Richter comes back. God Bless this kid if the Rangers win tonight against the Islanders.

Micki Peroni

Rangers Still Can't Buy Success

It seems as though with Pavel Bure, Eric Lindros, Thereon Fleury, Brian Leetch, Mark Messier and Mike Richter (amongst others) that the New York Rangers still believe they can buy Stanley Cup success. The fact of the matter is that this team who has a payroll well in excess of most (if not all) is still many points behind teams like the Phoenix Coyotes who have only half the payroll and apparent talent? So why is it that despite having about 5 or 6 all-stars/internationals that the Rangers are going to miss the playoffs for the fifth straight year?

Road hockey opponents missing the point

A few days ago, Toronto Star columnist Jim Coyle wrote a piece on the issue of road hockey, debating it’s merits and wondering why politicians are considering banning the great Canadian tradition. Even though it’s not an ice hockey story, I felt this is an important subject to bring up with the HockeyTradeRumours.com community, because I’m sure many of us had played road hockey (like I did) and because so many of our hockey heroes played the game to get better at their ice game.

Key Deals. Devils Reach Out to the Stars. Flyers Desperation Move

I was away for a more of a business trip than vacation, and watching ESPN with the college basketball is not that easy. I am late for this but I just want to express some key points for mostly the Rangers (my specialty), Flyers, and Devils.

You don’t have to read the Rangers section, but I want the Flyers fans to write what they see in Oates. How does Oates fit in?

A different look on trade rumours- March 21 Edition

This week: a wrap-up of the trade deadline with an analysis of who won and who lost the major deals of the National Hockey League trade deadline on Tuesday.

(Source: HTR)

Panthers deadline Report

The Florida Panthers made a few moves this trade deadline. Here is my opinion on the deals, the rest of the Panthers season and some things they should do in the offseason.

A different look on trade rumours- St. Patrick's Day Edition

Hello hockey fans. I sure hope you all had fun last night.

This week: a look at the “most likely” and “least likely” on the trading front heading into Tuesday’s trade deadline at 3:00 pm.
(Sources: Spector’s Rumours, Toronto Star, ESPN.com, HTR, TSN.ca, Canadian Press, The Hockey News)

A few trades to note

A few trades to mention.

Stars trade Brunet to Senators- Anonymous

Preds deal Ronning to Kings- Anonymous

Thrashers acquire young tough defenceman Lessard- nskerr

The Year Everything Changed

What a difference a year makes.

Today marks the one-year anniversary of HockeyTradeRumors.com in it’s present format. In one year, HTR’s readership has risen by almost a factor of ten, going from 3,000 to 25,000 daily, according to the site’s operator, TradeMan. Today I will recount some of the greatest memories in HTR’s rise, and here’s hoping more great memories come around.