Author Archives: Trade Man
Brian Burke has succeeded in luring François Allaire to Toronto to be the Leafs Goaltending Consultant/Coach. http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=281479
According to an interview on CKAC (a french, Montreal-based, all-sports radio station), Allaire had been mulling over the idea of moving back east for the last 2 years so as to be closer to his family. Anaheim offered him a contract extension at the end of this past season, but he declined the offer and let the Ducks organization know of his wishes to move closer to home.
So here’s something that really gets to me.. Yea I’m not liking what Heatley’s doing, but what was management thinking when they gave him the “A”, permanently?! I remember watching the first or second game since he’d been promoted; with that fancy letter on his jersey he started it off with an undisciplined 10 minute misconduct cross-check to a player the opposing team… In a close loss if I remember it right..
Rumours fly following Heatley’s alleged trade request
Pens will be in market for blueliner
Jacques Demers: selling a Vinny trade to fans would be difficult but doable
So it all comes down to one game.
I am at a place where I have ZERO idea who is going to win. The teams have flip flopped so much. If the pattern persists, the wings will take it. Can the Pens pull a miracle out of the hat and break their dreaded Joe Louis curse?
What are everyone’s thoughts?
The Flyers will hold a press conference Wednesday at 11 a.m., at which time general manager Paul Holmgren will announce the team has a one-year contract agreement with goalie Ray Emery.
The press conference can be seen live on CSNPhilly.com and Comcast SportsNet.
The deal is reported to be worth an estimated $1.5 million, however the team cannot officially sign Emery until July 1. Emery flew from Ottawa into Philadelphia on Tuesday night while his agent, J.P. Barry, attended Game 6 of the Stanely Cup Final. Barry is expected to fly to Philadelphia in Wednesday morning.
As per the Ottawa Sun:
“Two league sources confirmed to Sun Media this morning that Heatley has informed Ottawa GM Bryan Murray he’d like to be dealt. It’s believed Heatley has a rocky relationship with coach Cory Clouston and would like to be moved so that he can get more an opportunity to play.”
This is a rumor I came across while routinely surfing the net.
Darren Dreger of TSN apparently reported on the air that NY Rangers GM Glen Sather has made an offer to the Maple Leafs’ Brian Burke as follows:
To Toronto: Wade Redden, Brandon Dubinsky, and Marc Staal
To New York: Tomas Kaberle, Anton Stralman, and this year’s first round (7th overall) pick
SUTTER STILL UP IN AIR
Battle over Coyotes comes to a head
Leafs done with Cujo
Phoenix Coyotes’ mess heads to court
Long line for vacant GM position in Florida
The goalie roulette continues for Flyers
Hawks winger presents long-term solution to Crosby line dance
With tough decisions for the top 3 teams at this years entry draft, I have compiled a list of the last 20 (from ’89 to ’08) top 3 picks in each draft and broken them down into a team. A fun look at the value of a #1 and how these picks pan out.
Definetly the #1 overall team has the best group of forwards, but the #3 overall team has the best group of Defenman. The #2 team overall may have the best well rounded talent from top to bottom. Vote below on which team you think is best.
Will it be Tavares or Hedman? The answer may not be certain but one thing is! Year in and year out, Gary Bettman is heckled every year during any appearances on stage at the NHL draft. I can’t help but wonder if this guy gets it or not. He has become the George Bush of hockey, it’s quite obvious no one supports you mr. Bettman but you just keep doing it; pissing people off. Although it seems he isn’t about to expand the NHL, just the small stories here and there about possible future expansion to places such as Las Vegas just shows how this guy really doesn’t get. I mean forget expansion, the NHL should get rid of 2-4 teams.
It seems we here on HTR spend a good deal of time discussing how to fix the Montreal Canadiens, Toronto Maple Leafs, and the Boston Bruins. Perhaps some of us armchair GM’s should put our minds to work on some other teams. After all, it is often these forgotten teams that make a big push in the off-season, and always somewhat unexpectedly. For that reason, I thought I would start with the Florida Panthers, who I believe are poised to make some big moves this summer.