Author Archives: Trade Man

Who Would You Trade For Gagne?

With rumores flying that Simon Gagne will be traded out of Philadelphia, here’s a chance to get creative. From your favorite team, who would you trade to get your hands on the 47 goal-scorer?

Offseason Hot & Not – Fantasy Edition

Usually, the Hot / Not section is reserved for players going through either a hot or cold streak during the season. Of course, the season hasn’t started yet, but that doesn’t mean some players aren’t looking brighter (and some looking far less attractive) than they did at the end of last season.

Fantasy Sleepers – Predators A Plenty

Who would have thought guys like Andy McDonald and Brian Gionta would have such massive seasons as they did last year? Not me, but then again I didn’t submit a sleeper article to HTR last year. These are my top sleeper picks for the upcoming season.

2007 Outlook, Part 2

The UFA 2007 Forwards

Zherdev to toronto?

Spectors hockey is reporting a rumour out of Toronto, stating that NikolaI Zherdev might be headed to Toronto for Matt Stajan, and a draft pick(most likely a first rounder). Although this rumour is hard to believe it might just happen, but i think Antropov should be moved instead of Stajan because Stajan is my favourite player. Thus giving Sundin a winger to play with. Any thoughts?

Fergusons offseason report card

Many people dispute the job Ferguson has been doing as GM of the Toronto Maple Leafs. He has made both good and bad decisions as GM this offseason.

Canadiens not among suitors for Dumont

If you’re going to a spead dumb rumour tied to fantastical trades then you may as well report actaul events too:

http://tsn.ca/nhl/news_story/?ID=175107&hubname=

Darcy Tucker in Contract Negotiations

Darcy Tucker and his agent are currently in contract talks with the Maple Leafs…

How good IS Malkin?? [Ovechkin vs Malkin]

This is a pure stastical comparison between Evgeni Malkin and Alexander Ovechkin.

Sources:

http://www.russianprospects.com/ & http://www.hockeydb.com/

Which team has the largest wealth of prospects? Whose future is the brightest?

List your team’s prospects and youth and explain why they will be the NHL’s next power house.

For example, is there a team with a more promising assortment of youth and prospects than the Rangers?

Kaigorodov joins Ottawa

Russian centre Alexei Kaigorodov gets OK to join the Senators for training camp.

Rangers not giving up on Leetch

So news breaks…Brian Leetch and the Edmonton Oilers will NOT happen! Brian Leetch and his agent put to rest the possibility of Brian Leetch playing in the West. ThefourthPeriod.com reports:

Speculation still has Rangers a possablity and somewhat chances of Boston.

Let’s List possible homes.

Habs Pass on Dumont

According to tsn.ca and sportsnet.ca unrestricted free agent winger J.P.Dumont has narrowed down his options to about three or four teams, none of which include the Montreal Canadiens.

Penguins Future Really That Bright?

I have noticed that the media, the internet, and my close personal friends have been talking about the bright future of the Penguins, but is their future

really that bright?

2006 Fun Is Over, but 2007 Is Under A Year Away (Pt. 1)

Almost two months have come and gone since we all got our little dash of summer excitement from the 2006 free agent season. The rumour mill is really slowing down with very little players with value left on the market, and with rosters way more complete than at this point last season. That means it’s time to…start up the 2007 rumour mill :)

PART ONE – UFA DEFENSEMEN AND GOALIES

(I’ll do the forwards later on today and the RFAs before the weekend hits)

Captain Lidstrom

The Red Wings are set to name Nicklas Lidstrom as their first new captain in 20 years. He is taking over for the recently retired Steve Yzerman.

No formal announcement has been made as of yet.

Pittsburgh and Vancouver Rumor

Heard from a Vancouver radio station…

Micheletti = Davidsons Replacement

Joe Micheletti is replacing John Davidson in the booth for the Rangers. Comments?

http://www.nypost.com/sports/micheletti_eyes_msg_job_sports_andrew_marchand.htm

Bergeron re-signs with Boston

TSN is reporting Patrice Bergeron has re-signed with the Boston Bruins. The deal is reportedly worth $23.75 Million over 5 years.

Koivu Optimistic About Return!

According to tsn.ca Saku Koivu has been training hard the upcoming season and is optimistic that he will be ready for training camp. The Montreal Canadiens captain has been skating regularly now for the last three weeks after recovering from surgery to repair a torn retina in his left eye. While things have been going well on the ice, Koivu acknowledges there is always the possibility of suffering further injury to his eye. “When I look in a straight line, everything is fine,” he tells La Presse. “But when I look side-to-side… it’s a bit of a problem.” Koivu was struck in the eye by an errant high stick from Justin Williams during Game 3 of the Habs first round playoff series against Carolina. Hopefully he will be ready to start the season and lead the Habs to a playoff berth and possibly a Stanley Cup Championship!:)