Author Archives: Trade Man

The last piece

Mike Brophy –

Acquiring the biggest name at the trade deadline does not guarantee playoff success.

Who would you rather have: Marian Hossa or Bill Guerin?

The answer seems easy: Hossa.

He’s younger than Guerin and, truth be told, a better player.

B’s facing a bear market for potential deals

The Bruins are mired in a 1-7-1 slump. They’ve fallen out of a playoff position in the East. And they’re coming off their most horrid performance of the season, losing 5-1 Sunday in Carolina against the team with the worst record in the NHL.


Darren Dreger-

The prospect of the Olympic roster freeze at midnight February 12th is expected to spark a trade or two before then; however multiple NHL sources describe the current state of trade discussions as ‘very quiet.’ That said the potential list of players available is growing on a daily basis. Here are the top 10 players expected to be dealt on, or before the March 3rd NHL trade deadline.

Heard this before? Thrashers scrambling and star unsigned

Jeff Schultz

Here we are again. The night starts with the team ranked 25th of 30 in the standings, the stands are half-empty and the talk leading to another trade deadline is not about the potential inbox but the likely outbox.


Rugged Maple Leafs forward Jamal Mayers believes he has at least a few good years left him in, but doesn’t see Toronto in his future.

No trades in sight for young Avs team

By Adrian Dater

It’s only January, but already NHL teams are making decisions about whether to buy or sell at the league’s trading deadline. Why now, when the deadline isn’t until March 3?

Who wants Souray the most?

Oilers blue-line big gun likely on the move before trade deadline

By Jim Matheson, Edmonton Journal

Edmonton Oilers defenceman Sheldon Souray isn’t saying what clubs he would play for and waive his no-trade clause, but you can bet these teams are on his list — Anaheim Ducks, Dallas Stars, Los Angeles Kings, Phoenix Coyotes, New Jersey Devils, Washington Capitals and New York Rangers.

Getting Close to Panic Time

Ok, it’s clear the Bruins have issues. They’ve limped their way through the season and currently sit in 9th place in the Eastern Conference, which has Bruins fans very unhappy. Peter Chiarelli has two options. he can either sit back and let the season go down the drain and try to up their chances of drafting Taylor Hall, David Seguin, etc. or he can shake up the roster and get the Bruins back into playoff contention. Neither is a bad option, but I’m sure Beantown loyals would rather see a return to glory. So, here are some trades I came up with.

FIRE SALE Time to look Toward TOP 5 PICK and Kovalchuk

It’s no secret that the Rangers are a 1 and done team if they make it to the playoffs. They have the tolls to turn this around. And by “Fire Sale” I DO NOT MEAN TRADING callahan and dubinsky.

Here is how the Rangers can obtain a Top 5 Pick and free up the cash for Kovalchuk when he hits the open market.

Clock’s ticking on Leafs' goaltender choices + Possible Goalie Targets

David Shoalts

An alternative could be Florida Panthers goaltender Tomas Vokoun. Even though the Panthers are almost as inept as the Leafs, Vokoun quietly re-established himself as one of the best goalies in the league. Word is that if the Panthers remain out of playoff contention leading up to the deadline, GM Randy Sexton will starting looking to trade his goaltender.

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