SEPTEMBER 4, 2003.
WHERE COULD JOSEPH GO NOW?
DETROIT FREE PRESS: Helene St. James reports yesterday's signing of
goaltender Felix Potvin by the Boston Bruins effectively takes them
out of the running in the Curtis Joseph sweepstakes. It's still
believed the Atlanta Thrashers are interested, and St. James suggests
either the NY Rangers might get involved, or the Washington Capitals,
provided a third team is involved. If the Wings haven't traded Joseph
by October 3, they must put him in the waiver draft and risk losing
him for nothing.
STARS TO RE-SIGN NIEUWENDYK?
TSN.CA: reports a story in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram claiming the
Dallas Stars have been in talks with the agent for former Star Joe
Nieuwendyk about a possible return of his client to the Lone Star
State. Agent Rich Curran says he's had talks with four different
teams and expects his client to be signed with an NHL club when
training camp opens later this month.
MESSIER'S CONTRACT TALKS GETTING MESSY?
NEW YORK POST: Larry Brooks reported yesterday sources claim the NY
Rangers and team captain Mark Messier remain "significantly apart" in
contract talks. Today, Brooks reported the Rangers have been in
contact with 41-year-old centre Adam Oates as a "fallback" in case
the club cannot reach a deal with Messier.