Author Archives: Trade Man

Gainey could look like a genius!

Bob Gainey could come out of the off-season Free Agent Frenzy looking like a genius. Now that is not to say that he has become somewhat heightened in his intelligence level but rather more likely a stroke of luck with the current econmic turmoil in the world.

Best stay-at-home d-men of the NHL

We’ve had a lot of talks here on HTR about stay-at-home d-men, with everyone having their own opinions about what is making a good defensive defenseman.

The following article is not sourced, nor statistically proven. It’s only based on the hockey games I’ve watched since 3-4 years, on the blogs/forums I read, on the talks I have with my friends, etc.

This is my top 15 of the best stay-at-home d-men of the NHL.

habs on the verge of something big

The Montreal Canadiens are in a desperate situation to produce a winning formula both on and off the ice. This being the 100th year, you’d assume Bob Gainy would loosen up a little to provide the people and fans of the red-white and blue with something to remember.

Possable Trade

If Burke and the Leafs are looking to trade with Kabarle then Calgary could be a possable partner. A trade that could work between the two clubs:

TOR= Greg Nemisz, 09′ 1st round pick, Eric Nystrom type player

The Latest Rumors from the Ottawa Sun

Mike Ziesberger from the Ottawa Sun breaks down the latest rumors (mostly the ones that we have heard about before) but also provides some new tidbits about other players who could be moved.

Deal Or No Deal: Leafs-NYR

I want to play a little game with the HTR readers called Deal Or No Deal. I’m going to propose a trade that I have not heard is out there, just for a little fun, and I want your feedback. We’ll start in the “Center of the Universe” with a trade proposal between the New York Rangers and the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Gary Roberts Back to Calgary? (Calgary Sun) is reporting on the possibility that Gary Roberts may be on his way back to Flames organization.

Lots of Rumors from the New York Post

The New York Post provides a ton of rumors in their latest article.

Panthers send Nick Boynton home – Will he be traded?

The Miami Herald is reporting that the Florida Panther have taken a stance with Nick Boynton and have sent him home for a few days.

Possible Trade Between the Pens and Leafs

The Maple Leaf Hotstove is reporting on the possibility of a blockbuster trade between the Leafs and the Penguins.

Sabres and Jackets to make a trade?

The Buffalo Sports News is reporting that the Sabres could be working on a deal with the Blue Jackets.

Gerber back to Carolina?

The Ottawa Sun is reporting that the Carolina Hurricanes may have some interest in Ottawa Senators castoff goalie Martin Gerber.

Habs problems begin and end with Carbo

It’s become apparent that Gainey made a terrible mistake when he hired a person with absolutely “zero” coaching experience. The issues with Kovalev, Laraque, Price and now Dandenault have more to do with Carbonneau’s inability to manage certain personalities and bring out the best of some players, than any real performance issues. Adversity and set backs are part of every day life, and for whatever reason, this Habs coaching staff is not qualified or capable to turn things around.