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    NHL 2k3 by Sega and Visual Concepts
    Transaction FAQ Version 3.13 - March 13th
    PS2 Verision
    by dynamitehack91
    dyanmaitehack91@yahoo.com
    
    
    -NOTE- Because of the huge volume of trades that occured at the deadline, there
    may be a couple mistakes. I'm taking a long time to proof read it so I figured
    for those who need it, I'll post this up for you to make some of the changes. I
    could get a greater proof reading going if other people checked it out with me
    going. The final update shall be finished no later than the playoffs as I'm
    working on the NHL2003 guide as well. I apologize for any mistakes made in this
    last update and I'd appreicate any errors found.
    
    -END NOTE-
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                                     CONENTS TABLE
    
    I.   Legal Disclaimers
    II.  Version History
    III. Intro to the FAQ
    IV.  Frequently Asked Questions to the Author
    V.   Transaction List
    VI.  Contributions
    
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    I.   Legal Disclaimers (because I have to)
    
              This document is intended for the sole use of all NHL 2k3 users and
    may be distributed freely amongst the internet as long as the contributions
    section, my contact info and the credits to me, Jeff French, are left in tact.
    This document was orginally posted on and for the use of www.gamefaqs.com.
              I am in no way affliated with the NHL, their 30 hockey clubs, the
    American Hockey League and it's clubs, Sega, Visual Concepts.  All the names in
    this document are protected by the NHLPA.
              For anyone reading this document not from www.gamefaqs.com you can
    always go to www.gamefaqs.com for the latest version or contact me and I'll be
    more than happy to send it to you.
    
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    II.   Version History
    
             -IMPORTANT-
             Do NOT email me about the following : Do NOT email me about gameplay
    questions, there's the gamefaqs board or the instruction manual for that. Do
    NOT email me wondering how you can score less goals. Most sports games today
    have SLIDER SETTINGS that you can put against your favor to make it harder. Try
    there. And if that doesn't work, stop shooting so much. You can't score 15
    goals a game if you don't shoot. There, problem solved.
             DO NOT email me about trades and such thinking I don't know about
    them. I know about them. I just haven't had time to add it or such. This
    document has fallen down my list of 'side-projects' to do and even farther down
    my list of things I must do. You'll have everything finally updated some time
    after the trade deadline freeze and before the playoffs. I promise you guys
    that, I'll have everything done before the playoffs. If you want an analysis of
    a trade or want to talk about it in a breakdown, yes please feel free to
    contact me over it. I'd appreicate that and I'd be more than over joyed to do
    so in that case. I apologize if this sounds rude to some, it's not meant to.
    It's just meant to hopefully enforce the guidelines I had set.
    
    	  March 12, 2003 - Version 3.12 - Massive trade deadline day update. Hopefully
    will be the last update until the late rounds of the playoffs. These are in no
    particular order...
    
             First two were missed in hurried updates last time around...
             Gordie Dwyer RW from Tampa Bay to Montreal via Rangers
             Todd Gill D from Free Agents to Chicago
    
             Daniel McGillis D from Philadelphia via San Jose to Boston
             Ian Moran D from Pittsburgh to Boston
             Mathieu Schneider D from Los Angeles to Detroit
             Sean Avery C from Detroit to Los Angeles
             Maxim Kuznetsov D from Detroit to Los Angeles
             Dean McAmmond LW from Colorado to Calgary
             Shean Donovon RW from Pittsburgh to Calgary
             Micki Dupont D from Calgary to Pittsburgh
             Radim Vrbata RW from Colorado to Carolina
             Bates Battaglia LW from Carolina to Colorado
             Janne Niinimaa D from Edmonton to Islanders
             Brad Isbister LW from Islanders to Edmonton
             Raffi Torres LW from Islanders to Edmonton *
             Anson Carter RW from Edmonton to Rangers
             Ales Pisa D from Edmonton to Rangers
             Corey Cross D from Free Agents via Rangers to Edmonton
             Radek Dvorak RW from Rangers to Edmonton
             Bryan Smolinski C from Los Angeles to Ottawa
             Peter White C from Chicago to Philadelphia
             Matt Bradley RW from San Jose to Pittsburgh
             Wayne Primeau C from Pittsburgh to San Jose
             Chris Osgood G from Islanders to St Louis
             Justin Papineau C from St Louis to Islanders
             Val Bure RW from Florida to St Louis
             Janne Laukkanen D from Pittsburgh via Rangers to Tampa Bay
             Marc Bergevin D from Pittsburgh to Tampa Bay
             Brian Holzinger C from Tampa Bay to Pittsburgh
             Doug Gilmour C from Montreal to Toronto
             Phil Housely D from Chicago to Toronto
             Brad May LW from Phoenix to Vancouver
             Glen Wesley D from Carolina to Toronto
             Sergei Berezin LW from Chicago to Washington
             Jan Hrdina LW from Pittsburgh to Phoenix
             Dan Focht D from Phoenix to Pittsburgh
             Gill Lefebvre LW from Philadelphia via Phoenix to Pittsburgh
             Igor Kravchuk D from Free Agents to Florida
             Todd Warriner RW from Vancouver via Philadelphia to Nashville
             Johan Holmqvist G from Rangers to Minnesota
             Rob Ray RW from Buffalo to Ottawa
             Stu Barnes C from Buffalo to Dallas
             Lyle Odelein D from Chicago to Dallas
             Sami Helenius D from Dallas to Chicago
             Bob Wren C from Toronto via Nashville to Ottawa
             Tony Amonte RW from Phoenix to Philadelphia
             Chris Gratton C from Buffalo to Phoenix
             Daniel Briere C from Phoenix to Buffalo
             Richard Smehlik D from Atlanta to New Jersey
             Grant Marshall RW from Columbus to New Jersey
             Wade Flaherty G from Florida to Nashville
             Pascal Trepanier D from Nashville to Florida
             Randy Robitaille C from Pittsburgh to Islanders
             Claude LaPointe C from Islanders to Philadelphia
             Mike Van Ryn D from St Louis to Florida
             Rob Niedermayer C from Calgary to Anaheim
             Mike Commodore D from Anaheim to Calgary
             JF Damphousse G from Calgary to Anaheim
             Steve Thomas RW from Chicago to Anaheim
    
              March 09, 2003 - Version 3.09 - Last update until the trade deadline
    on tuesday. Bear with me as there's a lot to go over in no real particular
    order.
    
              Bryan Marchment D from San Jose to Colorado
              Brad Ference D from Florida to Phoenix
              Darcy Hordichuk LW from Phoenix to Florida
              Owen Nolan RW from San Jose to Toronto
              Alyn McCauley C from Toronto to San Jose
              Joey Tetarenko RW from Florida to Ottawa *
              Simon Lajeunesse G from Ottawa to Florida *
              Oleg Petrov RW from Montreal to Nashville
              Dmitry Yushkevich D from Florida to Philadelphia via Los Angeles
              Vaclav Varada RW from Buffalo to Ottawa
              Pascal Rheaume C from Atlanta to New Jersey
              Jon Sim LW from Dallas to Los Angeles via Nashville
              Andy Berenzweig D from Nashville to Dallas
    
    
    	  February 16, 2003 - Version 2.16 - Bigger update as I've been busy and I
    know no one really reads this thing anyway. Go see Daredevil the movie first of
    all. Okay for me it was ruining a childhood hero but I want to see this suceed
    so he goes mainstream and we get a (hopefully better) sequel. As for trades
    updated in here...
    
              Matt Cullen (16), Pavel Trnka (7) to Florida from Anaheim
              Sandis Ozolinsh (8), Lance Ward (4) to Anaheim from Florida
              Greg Koehler (??) to Los Angeles from Nashville
              Chris McAllister to Colorado from Philadelphia
              Todd Warriner to Philadelphia from Vancouver
              Pavel Brendl (55) Bruno St. Jacques (24) to Carolina from Philly
              Sami Kapanen (24) to Philadelphia from Carolina
              Shawn Heins to Pittsburgh from San Jose
              Andrew Ference to Calgary from Pittsburgh
              Alexei Kovalev, Dan LaCouture, Janne Laukkanen, Mike Wilson for
              Mikael Samuelsson, Joel Bouchard, Richard Linter, Rico Fata
              Check Pittsburgh and Rangers.
    
              Now leave me alone about not updating.
    
              January 29, 2003 - Version 1.29 - Eric Chouinard packs his bags for
    Philadelphia. Second Round Pick, that popular guy, goes to Montreal. Early
    congrats and best wishes to the Dwayne Roloson family. Roloson's wife should be
    giving birth to their second child any time now.
    
              January 24, 2003 - Version 1.24 - Hackett makes a second stint in San
    Jose only for a couple seconds as he winds up next in Boston. Nik Sundstrom
    finds his way to Montreal, Jillson gets swapped for McLaren. Calgary makes a
    couple moves shipping out Jamie Wright to Philadelphia and bringing in Matt
    Mottau from the Rangers. Atlanta acquires a new young gun in Jeff Farkas for
    Herpeger and Neilsen.
    
              January 20, 2003 - Version 1.20 - Small update as Darren Van Impe
    signs a contract with Columbus. Odd and people complained about the length of
    time Dafoe sat as a free agent.
    
              January 17, 2003 - Version 1.17 - Claude Lemieux finds rebirth in Big
    D, Harold Druken is heading back to Carolina via waivers, Jay Henderson moving
    to the Rangers...oh wait they forgot good ole Jay in this game...nevermind.
    Scotty Pellerin moves to Phoenix in the deal for Claude.
    Kevin Hodson announces his retirement from professional hockey. He will stay on
    with the Lightning as a goaltending coach for the youngsters. For a guy that
    only played 56 NHL games, you're attitude and good nature will be missed.
    
              January 15, 2003 - Version 1.10 - Got sick of just moving up a
    hundreth each time so this is now desginated 1.10 instead of 1.07 even though
    nothing major is added beyond a couple trades and waiver movements. John
    Grahame sent packing in Boston to Tampa where he'll be backing up Khabby. Josh
    Green moves from the Rangers to the Caps (remember he's orginaly on the Oilers
    for those starting from scratch) while the Caps pirate defenseman Joel
    Kwiatkowski from the Sens and the Blues steal Steve Martins from the Sens. I
    keep forgetting to move Denny Lambert to Nashville, don't do the same. May I
    also add Mike Danton (New Jersey) is a moron.
    
              January 08, 2003 - Version 1.06 - Oliwa now enforcing Bean Town and
    Mironov shipped off to the Rangers. Oliwa (NYR-BOS) Mironov (CHI-NYR) Tom
    Barrasso signs with the Penguins and retires.
    
              January 04, 2003 - Version 1.05 - Dopita and Barrasso heading to the
    FA pile, Kallio making his third spot of the season this time in the city of
    brotherly love. Toronto and Nashville do a deal, Carolina and Phoenix argee.
    Sacco surfaces in Philly.
    
              December 20, 2002 - Version 1.04 - Forgot the Boumedienne for
    Melanson deal. Check Ottawa and Washington respectively. Christmas trade
    deadline hits with Paul Ranheim changing teams, Check out Philadelphia.
    
              December 18, 2002 - Version 1.03 - Rangers sign some warm bodies
    (Cross, Tibbets.) Florida also signing a warm body (J.Rivers) Look them up in
    your Free Agents section.
    
    	  December 14, 2002 - Version 1.02 - McGillis for Ragnarsson. Look at
    Philadelphia and San Jose for details. Fixed Robert Petrovicky's name. Players
    find new homes Nielson (CLM-ATL), Kallio (ATL-CLM), Dunham (NSH-NYR), Eastwood
    (STL-CHI), Murray (NYR-NSH), Kloucek (NYR-NSH), Green (EDM-NYR), Druken
    (VAN-CAR-TOR). Reid Simpson to Nashville FINALLY added.
    
              November 27, 2002 - Version 1.01 - Yushkevich, Lilja, Bednar all find
    new homes.
    
              November 23, 2002 - Version 1.00 - Due to mainly lack of interest,
    lack of time, lack of heart in the project and lack of the ability to use CAPs
    (create-A-Players) in franchise mode, I've decided to scratch the whole roster
    and CAP updates. If you need line combinations, 23 man rosters and information
    for the basic players not in this game, head over to my NHL2003 FAQs. I'm only
    updating this one for transactions. It seems mute to give you Ivan Majesky's
    stats and CAP ratings if the damn game won't even let you use them in the game
    mode they emphasis the most. Also add the release of Metroid Prime as another
    main reason I'm not doing this document...though that could also go under lack
    of time.
    
              November 14, 2002 - Version 0.50 - Document started; Transactions
    listed; Create-a-Players (CAPs) still to come
    
              Whats Coming Next - Version 1.?? - I seriously do not know. I'm going
    to tend to keep it down to transactions but if I get the motivations to do the
    other things, I might in fact go for the whole she-bang but right now that
    looks doubtful. Next Update will probably be just to fix up some more
    transactions as well as take out any references and questions about me doing 23
    man rosters and CAP sections. I apologize for any inconveince but my NHL2003
    document will be the only thing I update so head over there for line
    combinations and such. It can always be found at gamefaqs.com exclusively (for
    the moment.) Maybe I can hook up with a web site maker and put something better
    together. If you need any help or opinions on created players, drop me a line
    and I'd be more than happy to discuss players with you. I'm always up for
    debate.
    
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    III.  Introduction
    
              This FAQ will NOT be on how to play NHL2k3 because well, isn't that
    what the game manual is for? In time I might add hints and strategies to this
    document but right now I'm concentrating on the roster aspect of the game.
    When you open up any sports game you will immediately notice that most of the
    roster seems out of date because they set the roster for shipping long before
    shipping so many of the transactions that occur in the league between the
    roster set date and the shipping date, don't make the game.  Other mistakes
    come from the guy in charge of the rosters being lazy and forgetful to where a
    player has signed. I cannot blame him because it is a lot of work and a lot of
    these players are just career minor leaguers or fringe players and hard to keep
    track of any way.
    
              That is where I come in.  I have to the trouble of listing every
    single omission to the rosters of NHL2K3 for the Playstation 2 and XBox.  This
    FAQ will be updated a couple times from the current rosters until it's complete
    and then it will only be updated every month (reflecting call-ups and such)
    unless a major trade occurs, in which case I'll add that to the list. But for
    the most part the NHL Line Combinations and the NHL 23-Man Rosters sections
    will only be updated once a month. It's hopefully enough to keep you coming
    back for more.
    
             For anyone wanting to check out what I hope this document to ressemble
    can jet over to my work on NHL2003 (The EA Sports Hockey game) also placed on
    www.gamefaqs.com and look there. The NHL2003 document is still my main priority
    and this NHL2k3 thing is just a side project and because I take pity on you
    Sega fans.
    
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    IV.  FAQs to the Author
    
             Here's where you can send in YOUR questions for me to answer. Since I
    started these roster projects I've been getting a lot more mail and a
    lot more mail means I'm probably getting a lot more questions and for some
    reason a lot of those questions are centered around this document or the NHL
    now. Not that I'm complaining because I'm getting something other than spam for
    once in my mail box. I'm still accepting questions for this section so if you
    have one or a suggestion, just contact me. What? How do you contact me? Well
    keep reading this section and you'll find out.
    
    Q  When do you update this FAQ?
    A   When I have time basically. There's a lot of projects I have ahead of this 
       one.
    
    Q  Where can I contact you?
    A    You can email me exclusively at dynamitehack91@yahoo.com or if you really
         need to get a hold of me I'm on AOL Instant Messanger at dags91 as well
         as Yahoo Messanger at my email address. I don't mind talking to people on
         there so don't be shy. Just don't be rude. I'm also away from my computer
         alot without my away message up so if I don't answer back in a couple
         minutes, don't think I'm trying to snub you or being rude, I just forgot
         to take the couple seconds to put up the away message. So just leave your
         message there and where I can get a hold of you online and I'll get back
         to you ASAP.
    
    Q  Where can I get the latest update of this document?
    A    I'll always post this document on www.gamefaqs first. I do not have a
         website so this is my best exposure. So check gamefaqs.com for each
         update. If the document gets around to other sites (still legally in tact)
         then that's great but I'm only going to post the newest ones on
         www.gamefaqs.com.
    
    
    Q  Have you done any other FAQs?
    A    Yes actually. I did the same thing for EA Sports' NHL2003 and that can    
         also be found on www.gamefaqs.com. That document is still my main priority
         but I will try not to neglect you 2k3 users too much.
    
    Q  You have So-and-So on the wrong team, you have So-and- So's jersey number
       wrong, you have So-and-So's position wrong, you have So-and-So under the
       wrong team transaction, ect.
    A     Chances are I know about it but have not gotten around to fixing it.
          However, I won't mind a polite email about it and that can key me in what
          needs to be fixed. I'd even appreciate it in some cases.  Some of the
          positions will be different from what the game lists them as because I
          didn't write down the positions while I was writing down who needed to go
          where so I typed in the position I know they play which will very from
          what the game has usually. The player probably can play that position but
          I'd like an email about it because I want to get this as accurate to the
          game as I can get, not as accurate as to what I know. I'd be deeply in
          your debt there.  Also if I have a player on the wrong team transaction
          list, then PLEASE do drop a line because I didn't write down all the
          transactions when I was going through  the game and I forgot where some
          of the players came from originally in this game and that is what
          happened in those instances.
    
    Q  Do you have any rules for contacting you via mail or AIM?
    A     Yes. Please don't email me about trades, signings, call-ups or any roster
             moves. Chances are I know it before you. I'm pretty aware of what goes
    on         in the league and I'm not trying to be rude but you're wasting your
    time.         Small low minor transactions might throw me off for a while but
    I'll get          them before too long. Also do not email me about anything to
    do with the          real game itself. Most likely it's in the manual and if
    it's not in the           manual, it's probably not in the game. I use the PC
    version so I can't            help most console users anyway. If you want my
    strong (and usually long)          opinion of a deal I might be more than
    willing to talk about it over AIM          or an email conversation but for the
    most part don't contact me about             current roster moves, they should
    be in the next update.
    
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    V. Roster Transactions
    
              Teams come in alphabetical order and this only includes players in
    the database. I feel it's pretty self-explanatory.
    
    Anaheim :
    To Anaheim :
         Rob Niedermayer C from Calgary
         Steve Thomas RW from Chicago
         Sandis Ozolinsh D from Florida
         Lance Ward D from Florida
         Mike Brown LW from Vancouver
    From Anaheim :
         Mike Commodore D to Calgary
         JF Damphousse G to Calgary
         Matt Cullen C to Florida
         Pavel Trnka D to Florida
         Jason York D to Nashville
         Denny Lambert LW to Nashville
    Released from Anaheim :
    
    Atlanta :
    To Atlanta :
         Marc Savard C from Calgary
         Jeff Farkas C from Vancouver
         Bryon Dafoe G from Free Agents
         Damian Rhodes G from Free Agents (Rhodes had his rights returned to ATL)
    From Atlanta :
         Pascal Rheaume C to New Jersey
         Richard Smehlik D to New Jersey
         Tomi Kallio LW to Philadelphia via Columbus
         Chris Herperger C to Vancouver
    Released from Atlanta :
    
    Boston :
    To Boston :
         Jeff Hackett G from Montreal via San Jose
         Krzysztof Oliwa LW from Rangers
         Ian Moran D from Pittsburgh
         Daniel McGillis D from Philadelphia via San Jose
         Jeff Jillson D from San Jose
    From Boston :
         Kyle McLaren D to San Jose
         John Grahame G to Tampa Bay
    Released from Boston :
    
    
    Buffalo :
    To Buffalo :
         Daniel Briere C from Phoenix
    From Buffalo :
         Stu Barnes C to Dallas
         Jason Woolley D to Detroit
         Rob Ray RW to Ottawa
         Vaclav Varada RW to Ottawa
         Chris Gratton C to Phoenix
    Released from Buffalo :
    
    Carolina :
    To Carolina :
         Pavel Brendl RW from Philadelphia
         Bruno St.Jacques D from Philadelphia
         Patrick DesRochers G from Phoneix
         Jan Hlavac LW from Vancouver
         Harold Druken C from Vancouver via Toronto
         Jeff Daw C from Free Agents
    From Carolina :
         Sami Kapanen LW to Philadelphia
         Glen Wesley D to Toronto
         Marek Malik D to Vancouver
         Darren Langdon LW to Vancouver
    Released from Carolina :
    
    Calgary :
    To Calgary :
         Mike Commodore D from Anaheim
         JF Damphousse G from Anaheim
         Dean McAmmond LW from Colorado (ruled ineligible for the season however)
         Mike Mottau D from Rangers
         Shean Donovan RW from Pittsburgh
         Andrew Ference D from Pittsburgh
         Ryan Christie LW from Free Agents
         Dave Lowry LW from Free Agents
    From Calgary :
         Rob Niedermayer C to Anaheim
         Marc Savard C to Atlanta
         Jamie Wright LW to Philadelphia
         Micki Dupont D to Pittsburgh
    Released from Calgary :
         Brad Werenka D (Retirement looming, Has not played in almost 2 years)
    
    Chicago :
    To Chicago :
         Sami Helenuis D from Dallas
         Mike Eastwood C from StLouis
         Andrei Nikolishin C from Washington
         Chris Simon LW from Washington
         Todd Gill D from Free Agents
    From Chicago :
         Steve Thomas RW to Anaheim
         Lyle Odelien D to Dallas
         Boris Mironov D to Rangers
         Peter White C to Philadelphia
         Phil Housley D to Toronto
         Sergei Berezin LW to Washington
         Michal Nylander C to Washington
    Released from Chicago :
    
    Colorado :
    To Colorado :
         Bates Battaglia LW from Carolina
         Chris McAllister D from Philadelphia
         Bryan Marchment D from San Jose
    From Colorado :
         Radim Vrbata RW to Carolina
         Dean McAmmond LW to Calgary
    Released from Colorado :
    
    Columbus :
    To Columbus :
         Darren Van Impe D from Free Agents
    From Columbus :
         Grant Marshall RW to New Jersey
         Chris Neilsen C to Vancouver via Atlanta
    Released from Columbus :
         Kevin Dineen RW (Retired)
         Robert Kron C
         Martin Spanhel LW (Sparta Praha Czech League)
         Petr Tenkrat RW (Karpat Oulu SM-Ligga)
    
    Dallas :
    To Dallas :
         Stu Barnes C from Buffalo
         Lyle Odelein D from Chicago
         Andy Berenzweig D from Nashville
         Claude Lemieux LW from Phoenix
    From Dallas :
         Sami Helenius D to Chicago
         Jon Sim LW to Los Angeles via Nashville
         Scotty Pellerin LW to Phoenix
    Released from Dallas :
    
    Detroit :
    To Detroit :
         Jason Woolley D from Buffalo
         Mathieu Schneider D from Los Angeles
    From Detroit :
         Sean Avery C to Los Angeles
         Maxim Kuznetsov D to Los Angeles
    Released from Detroit :
    
    Edmonton :
    To Edmonton :
         Brad Isbister LW from Islanders
         Radek Dvorak RW from Rangers
         Corey Cross D from Free Agents via Rangers
    From Edmonton :
         Janne Niinimaa D to Islanders
         Ales Pisa D to Rangers
         Anson Carter RW to Rangers
         Josh Green LW to Washington via Rangers
    Released from Edmonton :
         Jiri Dopita C (Returning to the Czech Republic)
    
    Florida :
    To Florida :
         Matt Cullen C from Anaheim
         Pavel Trnka D from Anaheim
         Pascal Trepanier D from Nashville
         Jaroslav Bednar RW from Los Angeles
         Andreas Lilja D from Los Angeles
         Juraj Kolnik RW from Islanders
         Simon Lajeunesse G from Ottawa
         Darcy Hordichuk LW from Phoenix
         Mike Van Ryn D from St Louis
         Jamie Rivers D from Free Agents
         Gaeten Royer RW from Free Agents
         Igor Kravchuk D from Free Agents
    From Florida :
         Sandis Ozolinsh D to Anaheim
         Lance Ward D to Anaheim
         Wade Flaherty G to Nashville
         Sven Butenschon D to Islanders
         Dmitry Yushkevich D to Philadelphia via Los Angeles
         Brad Ference D to Phoenix
         Valeri Bure RW to St Louis
    Released from Florida :
    
    Los Angeles :
    To Los Angeles :
         Jon Sim LW from Dallas via Nashville
         Sean Avery C from Detroit
         Maxim Kuznetsov D from Detroit
         Greg Koehler C from Nashville
         Brad Norton D from Free Agents
    From Los Angeles :
         Mathieu Schneider D to Detroit
         Jaroslav Bednar RW to Florida
         Andreas Lilja D to Florida
         Bryan Smolinski C to Ottawa
    Released from Los Angeles :
    
    Minnesota :
    To Minnesota :
         Andrei Zyuzin D from New Jersey
         Johan Holmqvist G from Rangers
    From Minnesota :
         Slyvain Blouin LW to Montreal
    Released from Minnesota :
    
    Montreal :
    To Montreal :
         Slyvain Blouin LW from Minnesota
         Francis Bouillon D from Nashville
         Gordie Dwyer RW from Tampa Bay via Rangers
         Nik Sundstrom RW from San Jose
    From Montreal :
         Jeff Hackett G to Boston via San Jose
         Oleg Petrov RW to Nashville
         Doug Gilmour C to Toronto
    Released from Montreal :
    
    Nashville :
    To Nashville :
         Jason York D from Anaheim
         Denny Lambert LW from Anaheim
         Wade Flaherty G from Nashville
         Oleg Petrov RW from Montreal
         Rem Murrray LW from Rangers
         Tomas Kloucek D from Rangers
         Todd Warriner RW from Vancouver via Philadelphia
         Reid Simpson LW from Free Agents
    From Nashville :
         Andy Berenzweig D to Dallas
         Greg Koehler C to Los Angeles
         Francis Bouillon D to Montreal
         Pascal Trepanier D to Florida
         Mike Dunham G to Rangers
         Nathan Perrot LW to Toronto
    Released from Nashville :
         Jiri Karalahti D (Suspensed, HIFK Helsinki, Will NOT return)
         Pavel Skrebek D (Kladno Czech League)
    
    New Jersey :
    To New Jersey :
         Pascal Rheaume C from Atlanta
         Richard Smehlik D from Atlanta
         Grant Marshall RW from Columbus
    From New Jersey :
         Andrei Zyuzin D to Minnesota
         Andreas Salomonsson RW to Washington
    Released from New Jersey :
    
    New York Islanders :
    To Islanders :
         Janne Niinimaa D from Edmonton
         Sven Butenschon D from Florida
         Randy Robitaille C from Pittsburgh
         Justin Papineau C from St Louis
         Ray Schultz D from Free Agents
    From Islanders :
         Brad Isbister LW to Edmonton
         Juraj Kolnik RW to Florida
         Claude Lapointe C to Philadelphia
         Chris Osgood G to St Louis
    Released from Islanders :
         Kevin Haller D (Retired)
         Marko Kiprusoff D (TPS Turku SM-Ligga)
         Evgeny Korolev D (Yaroslav Russian League, NYI retains his rights)
         Robert Petrovicky C (HC Ambri-Piotta SUI)
    
    New York Rangers :
    To Rangers :
         Boris Mironov D from Chicago
         Anson Carter RW from Edmonton
         Ales Pisa D from Edmonton
         Mike Dunham G from Nashville
         Alexei Kovalev RW from Pittsburgh
         Dan LaCouture LW from Pittsburgh
         Mike Wilson D from Pittsburgh
         William Tibbets LW from Free Agents
    From Rangers :
         Krzysztof Oliwa LW to Boston
         Mike Mottau D to Calgary
         Radek Dvorak RW to Edmonton
         Rem Murray LW to Nashville
         Tomas Kloucek D to Nashville
         Mikael Samuelsson LW to Pittsburgh
         Rico Fata LW to Pittsburgh
         Joel Bouchard D to Pittsburgh
         Richard Linter D to Pittsburgh
    Released from Rangers :
    
    Ottawa :
    To Ottawa :
         Vaclav Varada RW from Buffalo
         Rob Ray RW from Buffalo
         Bryan Smolinski C from Los Angeles
         Bob Wren LW from Toronto via Nashville
         Dean Melanson D from Washington
    From Ottawa :
         Simon Lajeunesse G to Florida
         Steve Martins C to St Louis
         Josef Boumedienne D to Washington
         Joel Kwiatkowski D to Washington
    Released from Ottawa :
    
    Philadelphia :
    To Philadelphia :
         Tomi Kallio LW from Atlanta via Columbus
         Jamie Wright LW from Calgary
         Sami Kapanen LW from Carolina
         Claude Lapointe C from Islanders
         Tony Amonte RW from Phoenix
         Marcus Ragnarsson D from San Jose
         Joe Sacco RW from Free Agents
    From Philadelphia :
         Pavel Brendl LW to Carolina
         Bruno St.Jacques D to Carolina
         Daniel McGillis D to Boston via San Jose
         Paul Ranheim RW to Phoenix
         Gil Lefebvre LW to Pittsburgh via Phoenix
    Released from Philadelphia :
         Tomas Divisek LW (HC Pardubice Czech League)
    
    Phoenix :
    To Phoenix :
         Chris Gratton C from Buffalo
         Scotty Pellerin LW from Dallas
         Brad Ference D from Florida
         Paul Ranheim RW from Philadelphia
         Jan Hrdina C from Pittsburgh
         Deron Quint D from Free Agents
    From Phoenix :
         Daniel Briere C to Buffalo
         Patrick DesRochers G to Carolina
         Claude Lemieux LW to Dallas
         Darcy Hordichuk LW to Florida
         Tony Amonte RW to Philadelphia
         Dan Focht D to Pittsburgh
         Brad May LW to Vancouver
    Released from Phoenix :
    
    Pittsburgh :
    To Pittsburgh :
         Mikael Samuelsson LW from Rangers
         Rico Fata LW from Rangers
         Joel Bouchard D from Rangers
         Richard Linter D from Rangers
         Dan Focht D from Phoenix
         Shawn Heins D from San Jose
         Matt Bradley RW from San Jose
         Brian Holzinger C from Tampa Bay
    From Pittsburgh :
         Ian Moran D to Boston
         Andrew Ference D to Calgary
         Randy Robitaille C to Islanders
         Alexei Kovalev RW to Rangers
         Dan LaCouture LW to Rangers
         Mike Wilson D to Rangers
         Jan Hrdina C to Phoenix
         Wayne Primeau C to San Jose
         Marc Bergevin D to Tampa Bay
         Janne Laukkanen D to Tampa Bay via Rangers
    Released from Pittsburgh :
    
    San Jose :
    To San Jose :
         Kyle McLaren D from Boston
         Wayne Primeau C from Pittsburgh
         Alyn McCauley C from Toronto
    From San Jose :
         Jeff Jillson D to Boston
         Bryan Marchment D to Colorado
         Nik Sundstrom RW to Montreal
         Marcus Ragnarsson D to Philadlephia
         Shawn Heins D to Pittsburgh
         Matt Bradley RW to Pittsburgh
         Owen Nolan RW to Toronto
    Released from San Jose :
         Alexander Korolyuk LW (AK Bars Kazan Russian League)
    
    St Louis :
    To St Louis :
         Val Bure RW from Florida
         Chris Osgood G from Islanders
         Steve Martins C from Ottawa
         Martin Rucinsky LW from Free Agents
    From St Louis :
         Mike Eastwood C to Chicago
         Mike Van Ryn D to Florida
         Justin Papineau C to Islanders
    Released from St Louis :
    
    Tampa Bay :
    To Tampa Bay :
         John Grahame G from Boston
         Marc Bergevin D from Pittsburgh
         Janne Laukkanen D from Pittsburgh via Rangers
    From Tampa Bay :
         Gordie Dwyer LW to Montreal via Rangers
         Brian Holzinger C to Pittsburgh
    Released from Tampa Bay :
         Zdeno Cigar LW (HC Bratislava  Slovak League)
         Kevin Hodson G (Retired - Tampa Bay goalie coach)
    
    Toronto :
    To Toronto :
         Glen Wesley D from Carolina
         Phil Housley D from Chicago
         Doug Gilmour C from Montreal
         Nathan Perrott LW from Nashville
         Owen Nolan RW from San Jose
         Harold Druken C from Vancouver via Carolina
    From Toronto :
         Bob Wren LW to Ottawa via Nashville
         Alyn McCauley C to San Jose
    Released Toronto :
    
    Vancouver :
    To Vancouver :
         Chris Herperger C from Atlanta
         Marek Malik D from Carolina
         Darren Langdon LW from Carolina
         Chris Neilsen C from Columbus via Atlanta
         Brad May LW from Phoenix
         Herbert Vasiljevs C from Free Agents
    From Vancouver :
         Mike Brown LW to Anaheim
         Jeff Farkas C to Atlanta
         Jan Hlavac LW to Carolina
         Todd Warriner RW to Nashville via Philadelphia
         Harold Druken C to Toronto via Carolina
    Released Vancouver :
    
    Washington :
    To Washington :
         Sergei Berezin LW from Chicago
         Michal Nylander C from Chicago
         Josh Green LW from Edmonton via Rangers
         Josef Boumedienne D from Ottawa
         Joel Kwiatkowski D from Ottawa
    From Washington :
         Andrei Nikolishin C to Chicago
         Chris Simon LW to Chicago
         Dean Melanson D to Ottawa
    Released from Washington :
         Slyvain Cote D (Retired)
    
    Free Agents List
    
    Retirements :
         Tom Barrasso G
         Stephane Fiset G
         Kevin Hodson G
         Grant Ledyard D
         Dave Manson D
         Joe Reekie D
    
    Playing In Europe :
         Kelly Fairchild C (Eisbaren Berlin German League)
         Valeri Kamensky LW (Metallurg Magnitogorsk Russian League)
         Dmirtri Khristich RW (Ukraine National Team)
         Alex Kharitonov RW (Dynamo Moscow Russian League)
         Sergei Nemchinov C (Yaroslavl Russian League)
         Jiri Slegr D (Omsk Russian League)
         Marko Tuomainen RW (HIFK Helsinki SM-Ligga)
    
    
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    VII. Contributions
    
      Ryan Bergey for the note on Joe Sacco's signing. I passed that one over on
    accident.
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