Author Archives: Trade Man
With the trade deadline approaching and the leafs in a rebuilding stage, Brian Burke could find himself very busy on March 4. The leafs have a lot of players they could use as bait to help the team in it’s rebuilding stage. Here are some possible Trades by March 4.
Larry Brooks on the New York Post is anxiously waiting for the possible return of Sean Avery to the New York Rangers who appear to be in desperate need of a kick start … or just a some heart.
The Globe and Mail is reporting that Nik Antropov is on his way out of town. According to the note, it was mentioned on “AM 640 in Toronto that Burke does not think that Antropov has played well enough to warrant another contract.”
The Toronto Sun is reporting that while Kubina and Kaberle may be willing to waive their no trade clause their priority is to remain Maple Leafs. Although it is reported that their priority is to remain Leafs it is also noted that if deals do take place each of the players would like to land in a city that they find to be “favourable.”
The ESPN Sunday roundup reports that the Canucks are believed to be ne of the many teams interested in Mathieu Schneider. Other teams that are noted in this article that are believed to be interested in the aging defender include Montreal, Colorado, New Jersey and Buffalo.
When does a coach lose control of a team?
When does the team stop picking up what he is metaphorically putting down?
No matter how good a coach you have, if he cannot get a team on board. He has to go.
Teams looking to add will have many options this upcoming deadline. Here’s how the numbers shake down.
The entire hockey world knows that this is the Montreal Canadiens centennial season and expectations for Les Canadiens are higher than ever! Like many other Habs fans I witnessed their last two games this past weekend (losses to Buffalo and Toronto) with much concern. This is a team that is severely lacking intensity, motivation and urgency. Just a year ago the Habs were the surprise of the NHL, storming up the standings with Alexei Kovalev leading the way amidst the chants of MVP at the Bell Centre. A year later Kovalev (with the exception of his MVP all-star game performance) is dragging this Canadiens team down with his uninspired and unproductive play.
The Ottawa Sun is reporting that the Flyers are very interested in Jay Bouwmeester and they may be offering a package deal that would include James van Riemsdyk and Scott Hartnell for the soon to be unrestricted free agent.
On the CBC satellite Hotstove last night it was discussed that they believe that Burke will target the Sedin twins this upcoming offseason.
Mike Zeisberger of the Toronto Sun is reporting that Pavel Kubina is willing to waive his no trade clause.
Ever since the rumours of a pending Lecavalier trade to Mtl, the Habs have played terrible hockey! Kovalev played well at the all star game, but there really wasn’t anyone trying too hard to stop him. He stated after the game that he would keep it going for the rest of the season..what happened there?
If it were all about points then Evgeni Malkin would be the obvious winner, but his team isn’t even top 8 in the Eastern conference, so it’s hard to say he’s deserving. Okay, maybe give it to one of the elite defenders. So who’s the best defender in the league again? I’m not sure. No stand out goalie either? This might be an interesting battle for league MVP.