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.

Nieuwendyk for Bondra

SportsRadio 1310 KTCK, Dallas, has reported that there have been discussions regarding a trade of Dallas Stars centre Joe Nieuwendyk straight up for Washington Capital Peter Bondra.

Can the Rangers Get Any Luckier?

Now it seems as if the Rucinsky and Lyashenko deal seems like it was a must do for the Rangers. Tonight, the Rangers are playing against the Boston Bruins and Radek Dvorak is injured with a torn MCL and/or ACL. He will have reconstructive knee surgery, much like Mike Richter and Tomas Kloucek had. It happened when Dvorak was crossing the blueline and stupidly and pretty useless, old veteran Gord Murphy stuck his hip out on Dvorak.

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The Latest on Pavel Bure and Tom Poti

We’ve just received five articles regarding the trades of the services for Tom Poti and Pavel Bure, and I’m including them all here. All the authors are “Anonymous”.
(Courtesy Spector’s Rumours)

Hockeytraderumors.com mentioned in Mercury News

Thought you might like o read this:

Hockey trades are motivated almost as much by contract status and salary as play on the ice. That means certain players — Selanne and other unrestricted free agents, for example — become automatic fodder for trade talk.

And all that talk is magnified by the Internet.

“It’s gotten to this point because of the Internet,” Sharks General Manager Dean Lombardi said. “If one newspaper has it, everybody has it. That’s different than five years ago when you might see it in one paper, but it wouldn’t have a life of its own.”

Many major hockey sites have a link to trade rumors. Some, like www.hockeytrade rumors.com, are even more direct.

All of which poses a problem for general managers: how to respond to the player — and to the public.

Here is the full article:

http://www.bayarea.com/mld/bayarea/sports/hockey/nhl/san_jose_sharks/2836257.htm

Jon

http://64.166.70.214/sharkspage/

HTR's One Year Anniversary

According to the articles archive, HockeyTradeRumours.com will be one year old this Friday. The first ever article was simply titled “Hockey Trade Rumours” and dealt with a number of key issues, like Alexei Yashin, and created a plethora of speculation on where he and other big names might end up.

Media Tricks Once Again

The media falsified their trade rumors of New York Rangers veteran netminder Mike Richter. Today, radio station 660 WFAN interviewed Rangers GM Glen Sather. Radio announcer Sal Mussina asked Sather about his involvement in the trade deadline, mentioning Richter. Sather responded that he has not talked to any teams about Richter. Sather said he will trade only if the offers will be right for the Rangers, not to just make a trade.

In my opinion, the Rangers should just fire Low.

Peroni on Spector's Trade Rumors

My opinions on Trade Rumors from Spector:

What the GM Meeting Should Really be About

The National Hockey League is now holding one of the many annual General Manager meetings where new rules are discussed and personnel discussions are articulated.

***REMINDER****

*** Since the trade deadline is coming closer, HTR REQUIRES ALL submitted trade rumors to have a source. Trade rumors that are “thoughts” or “i heard somewhere” will NOT be posted, unless the trade rumor could happen or sounds realistic.***

Thank you,
HTR Staff

Flyers make a trade

The Flyers have aquired forward Jarrod Skalde from the Thrashers for minor leaguer Joe DiPenta.

Stan Fischler says

http://www.msgnetwork.com/fans/personality.cfm?name=fischler&cont_id=98766&subnav_key=nhl

The Isles would love to land either Geoff Sanderson or Shawn McEachern to play alongside Alexei Yashin. Bait could be Mariusz Czerkawski-plus

Ducks Bruins trade

The Anaheim Mighty Ducks traded right wing Marty McInnis to the Boston Bruins for a third-round NHL entry draft pick.