Author Archives: DG

Nieuwendyk for Bondra

SportsRadio 1310 KTCK, Dallas, has reported that there have been discussions regarding a trade of Dallas Stars centre Joe Nieuwendyk straight up for Washington Capital Peter Bondra.

The Latest on Pavel Bure and Tom Poti

We’ve just received five articles regarding the trades of the services for Tom Poti and Pavel Bure, and I’m including them all here. All the authors are “Anonymous”.
(Courtesy Spector’s Rumours)

HTR's One Year Anniversary

According to the articles archive, HockeyTradeRumours.com will be one year old this Friday. The first ever article was simply titled “Hockey Trade Rumours” and dealt with a number of key issues, like Alexei Yashin, and created a plethora of speculation on where he and other big names might end up.

What the GM Meeting Should Really be About

The National Hockey League is now holding one of the many annual General Manager meetings where new rules are discussed and personnel discussions are articulated.

Lecavalier to Canucks

The Boston Herald reports that Vancouver Canucks General Manager Brian Burke will try to deal for Tampa Bay Lightning Vincent Lecavalier or Boston Bruin Bill Guerin. It is not clear if Burke will trade during the offseason or before the trade deadline but Vancouver will be doing business for good talent in the near future.

A different look on trade rumours- Feb. 28 Edition

Sorry for the delay: University work beckoned, and with the Olympic break there really wasn’t too much point talking trade. Anyhow, I’m back and this week it’s “Goaltender Week”: the searches/”shoppings” of the Toronto Maple Leafs, St. Louis Blues and Carolina Hurricanes of netminders.
(Sources: Spector’s Rumours, ESPN.com, Toronto Star)

Contracting the NHL

Contraction. It’s an issue that Major League Baseball is trying to deal with and has been hit with huge skepticism concerning it. Still, this contraction talk and the finishing of the Olympic hockey tournament made me think: Could the NHL contract nine teams to get it back to a competitive 21 teams?

To do this I’ll examine one-by-one each of the 30 NHL teams and put up my reasons for and against contracting each team.

What All NHL Teams Need to Do After the Olympics

Here are some suggestions on all 30 teams on what they need to do after the olympic break and before the trade deadline.

Olympic Hockey Update

After hearing that HTR had a meltdown, I’d thought I’d run a Reader’s Digest version of what has happened so far at the men’s Olympic hockey tournament.

A different look on trade rumours- Jan. 29 Edition

Sorry for the delay… I had to catch up on some University work, but no worry: the wait did wonders for the article. This week: the Brian Savage trade, the Buffalo Sabres’ latest rumours and the Tom Poti rumours.

Red Wings: If Dom retires, is CuJo the target?

I just thought I would pass this along. I read it on www.letsgowings.com’s message board.

Key Players to watch/forget in the second half

Well, I’m due for an article so I decided to post one on players to watch or forget in the second half of the season.

Joke Monday's

Ok I know some of you didn’t like my Tom Green type joke. So I had an idea that every Monday we share a couple jokes with each other. Love to hear sports related jokes, but other will be fine as well. Here are a couple…

How to increase excitement in the NHL

Watching the National Football League play-offs has made me wonder: what if the National Hockey League adopted the same idea, with single-game elimination rather than a full seven-game series? I know that my idea is increasingly idealistic, but I have my reasons.

Hockey's ''Wanted'' Ads

For the past few years, I’ve always joked with my friends that a particular team is so inept they’ll have to take anyone that breathes just to play with them. Well, I’ve decided to take the joke further and put together some “Help Wanted” ads for this express purpose. Let’s see if you can guess the teams (Answers at the bottom). Enjoy:

ESPN and ABC

I know this has been covered before, but ESPN and ABC’s coverage has become ridiculous. It’s become unbearable! It’s hard to even enjoy a game.

A different look on trade rumours- Jan. 17 Edition

This week: the trades of Valeri Kamensky and Sandis Ozolinsh, and the beginning of rumours surrounding the Atlanta Thrashers’ first round draft pick.

Kariya to Montreal

One of the most credible sources (TSN) have said that the Montreal Canadiens is very interested in receiving Anaheim Might Duck captain Paul Kariya in a package deal. The Canadiens would give up one of their back-up goaltenders, Jeff Hackett or Mathieu Garon (probably Garon), left winger Brian Savage, and defencemen Andrei Markov and Sheldon Souray.

Quarterly Report: Underachievers and Overachievers in today's NHL

Now that the National Hockey League has reached the half-way mark, I thought I’d update my earlier “Quarterly Report: Underachievers and Overachievers in today’s NHL.” Keep in mind these are my picks, and they might be different than yours. Anyhow, here’s my list:

Florida Trade Rumours

I have been hearing a number of trade rumours surrounding the Florida Panthers in the last couple of weeks and the fact is that the team needs to shake things up a little.