Author Archives: Trade Man

surprize players for 06-07 season

There are players who breakout as superstars every year and there are players in the nhl that dont quite get the credit they deserve here are a few that i think fit into that category

Canadian teams

To many, it would be a dream to see all 6 Canadian teams make the playoffs. It almost happened last season, with the Leafs and Cannucks taking 9th in their conferences. Could this year be the year?

The Best of the Best

Today I was pondering, what would make the best lineup in the world? I know there has been many threads made up in a bunch of different sites about the best lines, but one needs to look not at the line, but the player. To put the best line together, you need to know the best players at their position. This is what I plan on doing, analyzing the best players in their position.

Hey Jason, Anson – Getting Lonely?

In one of my keeper leagues, I have the pleasure of owning Jason Allison, of no fixed address. Those poolies that also own him know one thing: it’s a waste of time trying to trade him. The same goes for owners of Anson Carter, Mike Leclerc, Oleg Kvasha, J.P. Dumont, Valeri Bure, Radek Dvorak, Peter Bondra, Yanic Perreault, and Brian Leetch. These guys were not the dregs of the unrestricted free agent lot (heck, Dumont wasn’t even a free agent three weeks ago!), but they are the best of what’s left.

Best and Worst Top Lines in the NHL

With team rosters pretty much set for the upcoming season, the question arises, “Which team’s top line will be the most and the least productive?”

Battling in the Atlantic

This current offseason has certainly changed the look of many teams. These new looks could be viewed both for the good or bad of the team in many’s eyes. However, this season is full of tighter divisional races as well as conference and league wide competetion.

Canucks talking to Allison and Dvorak?

There has been a rumor floating around that the Vancouver Canucks are in negotiations with forwards Jason Allison and Radek Dvorak. Dvorak is believed to be seeking anywhere from $1 to $2 million.

Flyers season preview

Although many might say it is far too early to look into the season with so much time left in the offseason for an occasional huge move or two. However, I think that this team needs a real in depth look at because they are a big question mark team going into the season.

Sticking up for Big Nik

There have been a lot of rumors floating around about Nik Antropov being shopped (to Detroit, Chicago…) and so many people believe he is useless. I disagree.

Brian to Edmonton????

According to media reports The Edmonton Oilers and Brian Leetch have been talking in hopes of signing him to a contract.

Washington/Pittsburgh Rivalry

As a Penguin fan my whole life, living just outside of the city, I’ve grown a hatred for the Washington Capitals. Now I know, especially Toronto and Montreal Fans, some of y’all believe certain rivalries are the best in the NHL. I’m a firm believer that Washington and Pittsburgh had/have one of the greatest rivalries in the NHL.

Canucks sign free agent D Fitzpatrick

According to tsn:The Vancouver Canucks addressed a lack of depth on defence by signing free agent Rory Fitzpatrick on Friday.Terms of the contract were not released!!

Bad news for Carolina

TSN.CA is reporting that Stillman will be out 3-4 months following shoulder surgey.

Will Rutherford seek a short term replacement???

Upward and Downward Trends in the NHL

Just a few years ago the Colorado Avalanche looked as if they would always be on top of the league. Today, it wouldn’t be very far-fetched to predict the Avs to be in bottom 8 in the West at the end of next years season. On the other hand, the Anahiem Ducks are by most considered cup contenders for next season, possibly battling teams like Nashville, Pheonix, or even Minnesota in the opening round of the playoffs.

The Best and The Worst

Which teams will be the best, the worst and who will be the biggest suprise?

Saku Koivu begins full-out hockey training!!!!

Let the doubt subside. Let the Malkin rumors, the Dumont rumors be put aside. Let the rumors about Aebisher be put down for a moment.

Habs / Isles To Trade ?

According to All Ducks.com, the Montreal Canadiens will announce a big trade with the New York Islanders…

Van Signs Bouck and Bieksa

Sportsnet is reporting that the Vancouver Canucks signed thier version of the killer B’s on Thursday, agreeing to terms with Tyler Bouck and Kevin Bieksa.

Up and about in the NHL

AFTONBLADET: reports former Edmonton Oilers defenceman Dick Tarnstrom has signed with Lugano of the Swiss Elite League.

Penguins Coach Denies Malkin Rumors…

On the Local french show, 110%, there was the debate of the Malkin rumor. This Rumor consisted of Malking coming to Montreal in exchange for Ribeiro, Ryder, Souray & Aebischer.