Author Archives: Trade Man

NBA changes playoff format, should the NHL follow suit?

When the NHL switched to its current Playoff format, it was developed from the NBA’s playoff format. Where the division winners gain the top 3 slots and then 4-8 are filled with the best records from the conference.

Think Pink

Pink jerseys ?

I’ve read a short article which mentions that Reebok and the NHL are teaming up to produce pink jerseys for the female fans.

Gagne Contract Up In Air! is reporting that Philadelphia Flyers

GM has updated the status of Gagne’s contract negotiation today. Here is the interview obtained from

The Penguins future is bright, but how bright is it really?

The Penguins look like they are staying in Pittsburgh, and wherever they go they are a team with one of the brightest futures if not the brightest of all… But there are some details that people forget.

Rozsival In, Leetch Out? is reporting that with the signing of defenseman Michal Roszival to a 2-year/4.2 million dollar contract the chances and the Ranger close to the $44 million dollar cap, the chances of Leetch making a return to broadway are slim.

A Mountain of Trouble In Vangroovy

The Canucks have a payroll of $37 5000, and only have 14 players signed, leaving only $6.5 million to sign at least 6 players and have some wiggle room for injuries and free agency.

Stanley Cup Champs reports the the Stanley Cup Champion Carolina Hurricanes have signed signed right wing Jesse Boulerice to a one-year contract.

Hab's May Be in Pain and The Montreal Gazette report that Montreals Francis Bouillon experienced pain in his knee last week when he started skating and will fly to Vail, Colorado, to be examined by a doctor.

Also reported defenceman Mark Streit is suffering from tendinitis in his knees, which may be the result of too much time on the stationary bike.

Alfredsson re-elected by NHLPA

According to tsn:The National Hockey League Players’ Association announced that Daniel Alfredsson of the Ottawa Senators has been re-elected as a Vice-President on the interim Executive Committee at its annual European Player Meetings in Stockholm, Sweden.

Avs Defenseman Has Surgery on Hernia

Jordan Leopold will miss the beginning of the season with surgery on a hernia.

Cities you think should have an NHL Franchise

Here, discuss about cities you think should have a NHL franchise.

Malkin maybe stuck in Russia another year.

An NHL-imposed deadline passed yesterday with no immediate word on a response from or action taken by the Russian hockey federation.

The Depth of the Leafs

The Question of who will make the Leafs Roster opening night is still up for grabs, and thats mostly due to the depth on this club.

Habs 2006-2007 roster

The Canadiens were quite busy this offseason by acquiring UFA Sergei Samsonov and by acquiring Mike Johnson from the Coyotes.By consequent, we notice a light increase in the habs total payroll which doesnt leave much more room for a UFA.

Habs have blueliner injuries

According to the Habs may have some trouble on the blueline to start the season as Francis Boullion, as reported earlier, will fly to Colorado to possibly have knee surgery after he experienced pain in his knee when he started skating.

Coaches : Who will soar, who will crash?

As we look towards the new NHL season, many teams have had coaching changes.

Rangers resign Rozsival

Rozsival Agrees to New Deal

Blackhawks sign Vandermeer, Bochenski

The Chicago Blackhawks re-signed Jim Vandermeer to a one-year contract on Monday, four days after the defenseman had an arbitration hearing.

Also Tuesday, the Blackhawks re-signed right wings Brandon Bochenski and Matt Keith and center Craig MacDonald to one-year deals.

Players leaving the NHL

Each year, we see nhlers leave north america to play in europe.

Here is a list of players who will not take part of he 2006-2007 season opener:

Habs done for now

The Canadiens appear to be finished retooling their roster, after signing UFA Sergei Samsonov and trading Mike Johnson during the offseason.