Author Archives: Trade Man

Rangers waive Valiquette


Last year, when then-Dallas Star Sean Avery called backup goaltender Stephen Valiquette a “minor leaguer,” it was an insult. Now, it’s a reality.

Team USA a Dark Horse at the Olympics

With all the discussions about the type of star power Canada and Russia will bring to the olympics, I wanted to acknowledge the possibility of the Americans being a very dangerous team, and potential gold medal winner.

Edmonton Oilers time to start over

Given the situation the Oilers are in its time to start thinking long term. With Hemsky out for the season and the team preforming terribly its time to start considering starting over. The oilers should be considering moving out a lot of there veterans for draft picks and prospects. This most likely won’t occur until closer to the deadline.

Bettman talks expansion, '14 Olympics


The National Hockey League will expand into new markets before it relocates franchises from current cities, commissioner Gary Bettman said yesterday.

Sharp not worrying about trade talk

Tim Sassone

Patrick Sharp wants nothing more than to finish his career with the Blackhawks.

But there are no guarantees he will even finish the season in Chicago.

2010 World Juniors

Tomorrow hockey Canada will announce the players invited to the selection camp. Now assuming none of the current eligable players playing in the NHL are allowed to join the team here is a possible breakdown of team Canada.

Ovechkin injured in Caps' win

Tarik El-Bashir

For the second time in three games, Alex Ovechkin was ejected after being assessed a major penalty and a game misconduct.

Vokoun fine and will fly home with team

Steve Gorten

GM Randy Sexton spoke about goalie Tomas Vokoun’s status after the game.

Sexton said that he had just spoken with the physician who treated Vokoun at St. Joseph’s Hospital here in Atlanta and that Vokoun received stitches for his ear laceration — Sexton didn’t know how many. Vokoun underwent a CT scan and did some other tests to make sure there wasn’t any additional damage.


The Toronto Maple Leafs had an eventful practice on Sunday, mixing in a small disagreement with some good news about Mike Komisarek.

Mikhail Grabovski and Francois Beauchemin were involved in a scuffle and had to be separated, reports AM640 in Toronto

double standard in the NHL?

Larry Brooks

It’s not that there’s a double standard when it comes to NHL supplementary discipline, it’s that there is no standard whatsoever. To wit: Georges Laraque sticks out his leg in a reflex reaction, injures Detroit defenseman Niklas Kronwall with a knee-on-knee, and receives a five-game suspension for an unintentional but reckless play. Curtis Glencross on the other hand, intentionally delivers a forearm to Chris Drury’s chin, thus concussing the Rangers center though he was nowhere near the puck, and receives a three-game suspension for his intentional and flagrant foul.