I’m interested to see who every one thinks the team’s will leave availabile when the Waiver Draft comes? And where do you think some of the players are going to go?
Todays column starts off with a look at the status of two careers, one that has ended too early, and one that may have run for too long. I’ll also touch on a waiver draft opinion and some thoughts about uniforms.
The NHL and the NHLPA announced that Theo Fleury is cleared to play with the New York Rangers for this up-coming season. Good job Fleury for getting through a tough moment and I wish him good luck for the 2001-2002 season.
Ok so now that camp is a week away lets dissect the Penguins and see if they truly can make a Cup run or not.
Team Canada’s orientation camp opens today in Calgary. There are two players, who will attend but will not be able to partake in on-ice activities so 2 new players have been issued late invites.
I recently wrote an article on who will win the Norris, but now the question poses as who will be the best coach this season?
Titles of Articles:
1)”Amonte To Leafs?”
written by: Anonymous
2)”Could Barnett Get Nedved if He Doanates to Sather?”
written by: Micki Peroni
Previously, I wrote an article of NHL TEAM REVIEWS. This time it is General Managers Reviews. Read about how well or how poor every GM did his job. All of the GMs are letter graded, like A’s, B’s, C’s, D’s, and F’s. See what your team’s GM got and why.
Another report of The Sporting News, in Slover’s mailbag, says that Al Iafrate might make a come back to the NHL. It must be Mario’s come back that inspired him. Iafrate contacted GM Rutherford of the Hurricanes that he will attend training camp as a try out, similar to Richer. Is this a good idea for the Hurricanes, Iafrate, and the NHL? It sure is, Iafrate is still 35 and is 6’3 weighing 235 lbs, but it has been 3 years since Iafrate last skated in the NHL. If Iafrate can resume his supershot, that held the record for the hardest slapshot, then he will make a great come back. Opinions are requested.
An addition to the Ray Slover “mailbag” of The Sporting News is a rumor of Blackhawks star RW Tony Amonte getting traded, possibly the New York Rangers.
I just read a rumor from Ray Slover of The Sporting News that the Rangers, Blues, and Wings may make a deal involving Richter and Osgood, sending Ricther to the Blues. Can anyone provide any more info? Thanks.
I have been hearing a rumor floating around that has the Flyers sending Jan Hlavac, a first round pick, and a later pick to Boston for Bill Guerin. Has anyone else heard about this?
According to reports out of the TSN newsroom, the deal that could see Yashin sign the richest deal in NHL history could be done very soon.
Perhaps the most important acquisition made by Ken Holland has flown largely under the radar. The popular slogan “Goaltending wins championships” (at least until the Wings got a goaltender, at which point it changed to “A good farm system wins championships”) has been largely supported in the past, with such big names as Roy, Belfour, Broduer, and Vernon capturing Stanley Cups, and two of the last five and three of the past eight (not entirely sure on that figure) Conn Smythe winners being goaltenders.
I need to put an end to a highly debated topic on this site, whether or not Roman Cechmanek (goalie for Philadelphia Flyers) is a fluke.
With the Olympics approaching faster then most of us realize it is hard to fatham how good, or bad, that the united states hockey team will really be.
Latest rumor in Montreal is about right winger Pat Verbeek. The veteran nhl player has scored 515 goals and has a total of 1043 points in 1360 games.
Titles of Articles:
1) “Pens Sign Primeau”
written by: Anonymous
2) “Kaspiritis Must Go Now”
written by: hockeynut
Titles of articles:
1) “Are the Wings 2 OLD”
written by avsfan
2) “Lidstrom New Contract”
written by ronnie73
Russia hockey has recently named Vyacheslav Fetisov to head up it’s Olympic Team amidst growing controversy involving players, coaches and politicians.