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February 27, 2007

February 27, 2007

The Hockey News has been providing the most comprehensive coverage of the world of hockey since 1947. In each issue, you'll find news, features and opinions about the NHL and leagues across North America and the world.


Opening Faceoff

Terrier Triple Boston University beat Boston College 2-1 in overtime to earn its third straight Beanpot title and 28th overall. Terriers goalie John Curry was named tournament MVP.…



The Feb. 27 trade deadline is almost upon us, which means NHL GMs have been scouring the league for rental players who might be difference-makers in the playoffs. This trade matrix shows all 30 NHL teams; 10 distinct types of player; and, whether teams are buyers or sellers. The last name of players who may be available is provided. Many of the players anticipated to be trade bait are unrestricted free agents at the end of the season.…


One winner, but many losers

Back in 1999, the trade deadline was quickly approaching and Bob Gainey was sitting at the head of the table in the Dallas Stars war room getting more anxious with every passing minute. His team had won the Presidents’ Trophy the previous season and was on the way to doing so again, but Gainey watched as the two-time Stanley Cup champion Detroit Red Wings loaded up on the final day with the likes of Chris Chelios, Wendel Clark, Ulf Samuelsson and Bill Ranford. About a month prior, the Colorado Avalanche grabbed Theoren Fleury. And what spectacular things had he done? Well, he signed defenseman Doug Lidster from the scrap heap known as the Canadian national team after the Sweden Games in February and picked up Benoit Hogue and Derek Plante in minor…


NHL Team Reports Trade Tracker

Deadline drama different for all TRADE TRACKER The trade deadline is a nervous time for everyone in the NHL. Well, except Rick DiPietro. Everyone else – from players on the block to GMs who could be on the chopping block should things not go well – is aware a lot goes down at the last minute. This week’s team stories look at what each of the 30 NHL franchises have done at the deadline the past three seasons. For the Devils, bigger names such as Viktor Kozlov and Brad Lukowich didn’t help, while the year of Pascal Rheaume did. Columbus has stolen some great talent in the past in the form of Jaroslav Spacek and Ray Whitney, but couldn’t re-sign them for the long-term. In Tampa, Darryl Sydor was the answer in 2004, but deals have…