July 1, 1992 |
A complicated tale of three teams and two countries, the Eric Lindros case was resolved Tuesday when arbitrator Larry Bertuzzi ruled that the Philadelphia Flyers had the rights to the 19-year-old center from Canada. At issue was whether the Flyers or the New York Rangers had secured the services of Lindros, the most promising player in hockey, from the Quebec Nordiques on June 20.
February 10, 1999 |
Yeah, he said it. As a joke, Nick Van Exel insists. To get the guys laughing at a tough time. And he was misunderstood, he says now, not for the first, but for the worst and last time as a Laker. Van Exel said and did a lot of dead-serious things as a Laker, some wild, suspension-provoking things, and this is what he's going to be remembered for? "1-2-3 . . . Cancun!" It was a cold, cold time for the Lakers.
August 10, 1988 |
Oh, Canada wondered, how could the Edmonton Oilers trade Wayne Gretzky? Why not just send the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, too? "Wayne Gretzky is a national symbol like the beaver . . ., " Democratic Party House leader Nelson Riis said at the capital in Ottawa. "How can we allow the sale of our national symbols? The Edmonton Oilers without Wayne Gretzky is like apple pie without ice cream, like winter without snow, like the 'Wheel of Fortune' without Vanna White--it's quite simply unthinkable."
September 21, 2000
TO LAKERS HORACE GRANT, 6-10, 245 * 1999-2000: 8.1 PPG, 7.8 RPG, 2.5 APG * Career: 12.1, 8.6, 2.4 CHUCK PERSON, 6-8, 241 * 1999-2000: 2.8 PPG, 1.4 RPG, 0.6 APG * Career: 14.7 PPG, 5.1 RPG, 2.8 APG GREG FOSTER, 6-11, 250 * 1999-2000: 3.4 PPG, 1.8 RPG, 0.7 APG * Career: 4.1 PPG, 2.6 RPG, 0.5 APG EMANUAL DAVIS, 6-5, 195 * 1999-2000: 4.0 PPG, 1.9 RPG, 1.3 APG * Career: 4.2 PPG, 1.5 RPG, 1.4 APG TO NEW YORK GLEN RICE, 6-8, 220 * 1999-2000: 15.9 PPG, 4.1 RPG, 2.2 APG * Career: 20.2 PPG, 4.7 RPG, 2.
February 28, 1996 |
The Los Angeles-area businessman who may be the reason St. Louis had a landing place for Wayne Gretzky greeted Tuesday's night's news of the trade for the Great One with mixed feelings. "I'm a hockey fan, and I want the Kings to do well," said Harry Ornest, the Beverly Hills resident who owned the St. Louis Blues from 1983-86. "But St. Louis is a great hockey town, and if anybody's going to give them their money's worth, it's Wayne Gretzky."
July 16, 1994 |
When the Raider veterans reported to training camp Friday, defensive end Greg Townsend was not among them. "We asked him not to report," Coach Art Shell said. "We're working on a trade. Something will happen, hopefully by Monday." The most likely destination for Townsend, 32, is Philadelphia. The Raiders are believed to be asking for draft choices from the Eagles. Two factors combined to make Townsend expendable: --His salary. The 11-year veteran is scheduled to make $1.5 million this season.