Saturday, July 06, 2002

This just in: I just found another Hockey Blog.

Friday, July 05, 2002

Looking for classic puck: It usually beats the modern deal... get yourself some ESPN Classic

July 13th, 7-9 p.m.
1994 Stanley Cup Finals, Game 5 (Vancouver Canucks at N.Y. Rangers)
After squandering a 3-0 lead in the third period, Vancouver scored three goals in three minutes, 33 seconds to stun New York 6-3 and send the Stanley Cup Finals back to Vancouver. Pavel Bure and Geoff Courtnall each scored twice in the third period, when the Canucks tied a Cup record with five goals and cut the Rangers' lead in the series to 3-2.

July 15th, 3:30 - 5:30 pm
1996 WESTERN CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS, GAME 7
ST. LOUIS BLUES VS DETROIT RED WINGS

July 17th, 7:30 - 9:30 am
1975 STANLEY CUP FINALS, GAME 6
PHILADELPHIA FLYERS VS BUFFALO SABRES
(I think this was the game lost in fog)

July 18th, 1-3 pm
1987 STANLEY CUP FINALS, GAME 5
PHILADELPHIA FLYERS VS EDMONTON OILERS

July 20th, 7-9 pm
1994 STANLEY CUP FINALS, GAME 4
NEW YORK RANGERS VS VANCOUVER CANUCKS

July 21st, 3-5 pm
1994 STANLEY CUP FINALS, GAME 7
VANCOUVER CANUCKS VS NEW YORK RANGERS

July 25, 7:30 - 9:30 am
1979 STANLEY CUP SEMIFINALS, GAME 7
BOSTON BRUINS VS MONTREAL CANADIENS

July 26, 8 - 8:30 pm
SPORTSCENTURY: BOBBY HULL

July 27th, 7 - 9 pm
1986 SMYTHE DIVISION FINALS, GAME 5
CALGARY FLAMES VS EDMONTON OILERS
Free agents, no longer free... some move, others stay put:
  • The Dallas Stars on Wednesday signed free-agent right wing Bill Guerin to a five-year deal. Stacked at center and solid on defense, the Stars went into free agency looking for quality forwards, especially ones who are tough on the ice and leaders in the locker room. They think they found the entire package in Guerin. "To add someone with his size, his ability to score and couple that with his character, he's everything we were looking for,'' Stars general manager Doug Armstrong said Thursday morning, hours after signing Guerin to a five-year deal worth about $45 million.
  • Free agent defensemen Luke Richardson and Scott Lachance signed multiyear contracts with the Columbus Blue Jackets on Thursday. Financial terms were not disclosed.
  • The Montreal Canadiens added size and grit up front Thursday, signing free agent winger Randy McKay to a two-year contract. The Canadiens also announced the signings of minor league defenseman Matt O'dette and forward Benoit Gratton.
  • Defenseman Chris Chelios re-signed with the Stanley Cup champion Detroit Red Wings. The two-year, $12 million deal, struck Tuesday, came less than two days after Chelios became an unrestricted free agent for the first time in his 20-year NHL career.
  • Goalie Mike Richter signed a two-year contract Thursday to stay with the New York Rangers, capping a spending spree that saw the team add three key free agents this week worth $80 million.
  • Free agent Rob Ray, the Buffalo Sabres' longest-serving player and career penalty-minutes leader, re-signed with the team Wednesday, agreeing to a one-year deal.


Isles-Panthers trade: The New York Islanders acquired center Jason Wiemer from the Florida Panthers on Wednesday for defenseman Branislav Mezei. Big whup.

Wednesday, July 03, 2002

Penguin losses: Robert Dome, the Penguins’ first-round draft pick in 1997, was among the Penguins’ players who did not receive a qualifying offer, thus making them unrestricted free agents. Others were Dylan Gyori, John Jakopin, Alexandre Mathieu, Peter Ratchuk, Bert Robertsson, Martin Sonnenberg, Robbie Tallas, Jeff Toms and Darcy Verot.

Dome is a great loss - not getting rid of him, but the fact that he never got his act together. What a jackass! As for the rest, the only real disappointment was Martin Sonnenberg, a speedy two-way player who still has a bit of potential, but continues to have annoying ups and downs... The rest are just plain losers. Toodles to yoodles!!

Tuesday, July 02, 2002

What are the Leafs doing? Dryden pisses away the opportunity to sign Cujo by leaving it to the last minute and then on the rebound signs Belfour to a two-year $12 million dollar deal. Is this crazy drunken Old Man gonna win you a Stanley Cup? Matt, it's time to get the pads out...Toronto-TSN.CA-Known as “Crazy Eddie” in Dallas for obvious reasons, he had at least a couple of run-ins with former Stars coach Ken Hitchcock, and was suspended after a very public outburst that led to his arrest in January 2001.

According to police reports, Belfour spit and kicked at officers, who used pepper spray to subdue him. While being taken to jail, the goaltender offered $100,000 for officers to let him go, then upped it to $1 billion.

He pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of resisting arrest and was placed on two years' probation, fined $3,000 and ordered to visit two area high schools to warn about alcohol abuse. He also was enrolled in the NHL's substance-abuse program.
Cujo, behind a veil of tears announces signing a three-year $24 million deal with the Red Wings...Detroit-Nando Times-At a news conference in Toronto before leaving for Detroit, Joseph was overcome with emotion and discussed how difficult it was to leave the Maple Leafs - but that the lure of hockey's top team prize was too strong to resist.

"Probably a year ago I couldn't have seen myself playing anywhere else," he said. "Detroit offers a very unique opportunity. Everybody who plays there says the future is now. That was enticing. ..."
Okay Glen, if you say so...NEW YORK (CP) - The New York Rangers took out the chequebook again on Tuesday, outbidding the Toronto Maple Leafs for the services of unrestricted free agent Darius Kasparaitis.

A day after giving centre Bobby Holik $45 million over five years, Rangers general manager Glen Sather handed Kasparaitis $27 million over six years - an average of $4.5 million a season.

Monday, July 01, 2002

Adam Oates signs with... Anaheim: The Mighty Ducks of Anaheim reportedly were first to wade into the free agent pool early Monday, signing veteran center Adam Oates to a two-year, $7 million contract. While teams could not negotiate with prospective free agents until midnight ET, The Sports Network of Canada reported that Anaheim received permission from the Philadelphia Flyers, who held Oates' rights.

Paul Kariya must be salivating.

Francis and Hedican stay put: Bret Hedican signed a six-year contract with the Carolina Hurricanes on Sunday for an estimated $18 million, meaning one of the game's best skating defenseman won't be headed to the open market. The lucrative contract comes one day after the Hurricanes, who made the Stanley Cup finals for the first time in franchise history this past season, signed 39-year-old captain Ron Francis to a two-year, $11 million deal.

Sergei Berezin traded to Chicago for pick: Sergei Berezin is on the move again. The Chicago Blackhawks acquired the left wing from the Montreal Canadiens on Sunday for a fourth-round pick in the 2004 draft.

Ottawa trades away Sean MacEachern for a bag of pucks!!!: The Ottawa Senators acquired defenseman Brian Pothier from the Atlanta Thrashers on Saturday in exchange for left winger Shawn McEachern and the Senators' sixth-round draft pick in 2004.

Pothier, 25, split the 2001-02 season between Atlanta and the Chicago Wolves of the American Hockey League (AHL). In 33 games with the Thrashers, he had three goals and six assists. He missed the final 10 games of the season because of a concussion but his average ice time of 21 minutes 41 seconds led all NHL rookies.

McEachern, 33, played six seasons for the Senators. He had 15 goals and 31 assists last season and is the team's third highest career scorer with 142 goals and 162 assists.