Grab a large scientific telescope and take a look at the Stars.
This week: the trades of Valeri Kamensky and Sandis Ozolinsh, and the beginning of rumours surrounding the Atlanta Thrashers’ first round draft pick.
It took me a long time to post these but i did not receive as many as i expected to receive, a bit disappointed. I would like to thank all those who put their effort and took the time to e-mail me the grades. All were great, unfortunately I had to make a decision for the Flyers and it was tough to make, but I managed. This is based right when teams started ot hit the half way of the season. My computer also crashed so it took longer to post this.
Valeri Kamensky was traded to the New Jersey Devils for a 22 year old minor league defenceman named Andre Lakos.
One of the most credible sources (TSN) have said that the Montreal Canadiens is very interested in receiving Anaheim Might Duck captain Paul Kariya in a package deal. The Canadiens would give up one of their back-up goaltenders, Jeff Hackett or Mathieu Garon (probably Garon), left winger Brian Savage, and defencemen Andrei Markov and Sheldon Souray.
Now that the National Hockey League has reached the half-way mark, I thought I’d update my earlier “Quarterly Report: Underachievers and Overachievers in today’s NHL.” Keep in mind these are my picks, and they might be different than yours. Anyhow, here’s my list:
What is the situation of the Devils? Have they improved? Will they improve? Will they jump up and down the .500 mark? Did GM Lamoriello make any attempts to help his team to climb back to their usual place?
I have been hearing a number of trade rumours surrounding the Florida Panthers in the last couple of weeks and the fact is that the team needs to shake things up a little.
For the past two months, I’ve regularly done an article called “A different look on trade rumours.” Now, I’m still continuing it- don’t worry hockey fans- but I have to say the only rumours I seem to be getting are from the same teams. Not to say that the Canadian teams or the Detroit Red Wings or any other of the major contenders are not interesting, it’s just that I don’t think the little teams get much recognition.
He didn’t against the St. Louis Blues, who along with captain Chris Pronger are starting to find their stride now, but the question is can Mario Lemieux inspire his struggling Pittsburgh Penguins towards the playoffs, just how Pronger is doing with St. Louis?
Ok, after reading thru all the crap about Darren McCarty, Kirk Maltby and Drapes (Kris Draper) all being considered for trades to get “Kasper” (Pittsburgh Penguins defenceman Darius Kasparitus) to Hockeytown (the Detroit Red Wings), I should not have to remind you that the ‘Grind Line” no matter if they play together every night or not, is a killer marketing idea that the Wings will ride till those guys quit
After watching the Rangers flounder thru the motions against the Kings the other night ,I have reached the conclusion that Glenn Sather needs to do something quick.
This year has brought the most New Jersey Devils trade rumors I can remember!! But at the same time you still have Uncle Lou (Devils General Manager Lou Lamoriello) at the helm.
February is a short month and the superstars of this great game aren’t going to need much convincing by the end of it either. The month kicks off with the All-Star game on the 2nd in Los Angeles, before returning to club action for two weeks, and then the coveted Winter Olympics from Salt Lake City starts February 15th.
Buffalo Sabres General Manager Darcy Regier has been working the phones the past week and a trade will be coming.
Reports from the Toronto Star, that contract extensions are in the works for goaltender Curtis Joseph, who is in the last year of his contract.
Canadian hockey is sadly dying in the NHL, as the only strong market teams are the Montreal Canadiens and Toronto Maple Leafs. Why doesn’t the Canadian owners create a new league, with just Canadian teams: the CNHL (Canadian National Hockey League).
Winless in their last six, losing one in OT, is not what the Rangers are supposed to do. Sather, Low, and the Rangers suffered their “sixth straight concussion” losing to the Philadelphia Flyers Saturday afternoon. It was a fine game, although hearing the fans boo at their former team captain Lindros and seeing Roenick’s cocky personality on the ice was pretty annoying.
The Dallas Stars have traded Benoit Hogue to the Boston Bruins for Scott Pellerin.
Is everyone wondering how this game will go? Well, it is better if the game is discussed first. Rangers are winless in their last 5 games only scoring 4 goals, and the Flyers are the hot team here. Rangers cold, Flyers hot, my guess is a 5-2 game for the Flyers. Then, there is the discussion on Lindros.