Peter Forsberg has resumed skating again for the first time since May 10th when he had surgery to remove his spleen. At home in Sweden, the superstar center has been having on ice workouts for the past week and expects to be ready for his NHL teamates to join him in Europe.
The Toronto Star and TSN’s web site are reporting that there have been talks to bring Doug Gilmour to Toronto. Both are reporting that the deal could be done in the next two weeks. Gilmour said Thursday morning that the two sides have talked and that it would be a great fit for both the Leafs and him.
Teppo Numminen will be the new captain of the Phoenix Coyotes. The appointment will be announced September 11. when the training camp opens.
Mike Peca has reportedly accepted a five year deal with the Islanders for approx. 20 million dollars. Also the Lightning are working on a deal with Lecavalier. Lightning want a five year deal, while Lecavalier is looking for a three deal.
Another round of quick notes for everybody to chew on and digest. Some interesting stats I noticed when looking at last season, as well as a few contract battles going on.
I am very excited about the up and coming 2001-2002 season! There are still a few minor moves that need to be made but other than that the Panthers look competitive this year. I am going to look at all the spots on this rostor and share my line predictions and how I think the players will do.
Michael Peca has signed a contract with the New York Islanders worth 20 million over five years. The signing will be anounced in a afternoon news confrence in New York. The signing extends Peca two years past unrestricted free agency. Restricted free agent Alexi Yashin is the only player left the Islanders have to sign after aquiring both players in the offseason.
“Puck Sight” is going to be the title for an ongoing series of articles I write to reflect my opinions on stories, and non-stories, around the sport we love. Signings, trades, predictions and rumours will be touched on but so will off ice stories as well. Mostly, it’s an attempt to bring to light smaller, but noteworthy stories and to generate some discussion amongst HTR readers.
Bob Errey, who will turn 37 on September 21, has decided to come out of retirment and give the game one more try.
Predicting stats, trades, or standings is guessing, unless you can read the future. Here are the reviews of every team for the 2001-2002 season.
The Red Wings agreed to a two-year deal with RW Brett Hull. The deal could be worth $9 to $10 million dollars. A conference is taken place this afternoon to make the deal official.
The New York Rangers have been known to always sign or trade for marquee players. With GM Glen Sather, the Rangers seemed to go a totally different direction. What made Sather trade for Lindros? How are Sather’s moves different from Neil Smith’s past moves? How will Lindros change the Rangers? What did the Flyers get? Will the Rangers sign Hull? Take a look and see how the 2001-2002 New York Rangers will look like.
The deal has been approved by the NHL late Friday night. The Philadelphia Flyers send Eric Lindros to the New York Rangers for LW Jan Hlavac, D Kim Johnsson, proscpect Pavel Brendl, and a draft pick. Lindros signed a contract with the Rangers that is worth 37$ million dollars worth for over 4 years. The Rangers will hold a press conference on Monday.
The Philadelphia Flyers and New York Rangers have finalized the Lindros deal. The Flyers will aquire Jan Hlavac, Kim Johnsson, Pavel Brendl and a mid-round draft pick, and the Rangers get Lindros and a conditional first-round draft pick if he doesn’t play enough games. The Rangers also reached a deal with Lindros reportedly worth $37 million over four years.
Sources say the final sticking point of the deal was insurance, was solved Friday. TSN reports that if Lindros suffers a concussion during the 2001-02 season, he will not be insured for the first year.
“I expect it to be resolved on Monday,” Clarke said.
The Rangers have now sent Eric to a neurolagist in Montreal.It’s certainly starting to look like the Lindros to NY.may not happen.
ESPN reported that Eric Lindros has arrived at LaGuardia airport. Lindros’ lawyer, Gordon Kirke, has told sources that the deal has come through, but Lindros would have to pass a physical, and will have to agree terms on a contract with the Rangers. Expect the deal to happen Friday.
Titles of Articles:
1) “Trade Done, Lindros Camp to Negotiate”
2) “Trade Could Put Flyers Over The Top”
3) “Lindros vs. Jagr”
4) “Good Move???????”
5) “Is Sather Planning On Dealing Lindros to Toronto?”
Authors of Articles:
Nashville Predators goalie, Mike Dunham, is having a pretty good week. Just a couple of days after signing a brand new contract with his NHL team, his country has named him to its’ Olympic squad as well. Being the first goalie inked to the 2002 team should make Dunham the leading candidate to be the starter in Salt Lake City.
Many hockey sources have reported that the Rangers are close to trade for Eric Lindros. The Rangers players mentioned in the trade are Jan Hlavac, Pavel Brendl, and Kim Johnsson. The deal could happen tommorow, Wednesday, when GM Glen Sather should return from his vacation.
NOTE: I received many submitted articles on this topic, so I posted one with the main point. I’m very pleased with HTR members that are submitting immidiate news.
With many rich teams adding big name free agents this off-season, the Rangers ended up dumping a lot of salary and not signing and big name players.