Author Archives: Trade Man

NHL Rumors and News – June 16, 2009

Flyers centre Brière just doesn’t do it for Canadiens

Leafs primed to start making changes now

New Jersey Devils center John Madden will test market as unrestricted free agent

Where do we go from here?

Well, Make It Seven is all but dead now, at least for a year. What happens with the Coyotes now? Will one of the “4 buyers” lined up to keep the Coyotes in Phoenix step up and make a serious offer? Or will the NHL fund the team for a season while they look for a buyer

Senators off-season gameplan (including Heatley trade)

This off-season, the Senators need to think small, with minor adjustments to the team. The franchise has a lot of depth at defence. With one of the team’s three stars, Dany Heatley, having requested a trade, the potential to add depth to the offence oppens up.

The Olympic Field

We all know that Canada is one of the favourites to win in Vancouver but what about the other teams? For a while now there has been the “Group of 7” that have a legitimate shot at gold: Canada, Czech Republic, Finland, Russia, Slovakia, Sweden, and the U.S.A.

Heatley to swim with Sharks?

Bruce Garrioch of Sun Media reports that

The Edmonton Oilers like Dany Heatley and so do the San Jose Sharks.

NHL News and Rumor Update – June 15, 2009

GONCHAR PLAYED DESPITE PARTIALLY TORN MCL ON OVECHKIN HIT

Modano still coming back to Stars

At right price, Red Wings still want Marian Hossa

Crosby Denies Snubbing the Wings After Game 7

After being accused of snubbing Niklas Lidstrom, Crosby responds to Kris Draper’s comments. Crosby told the Pittsburgh Post Gazette, “My intentions were to shake hands,” “That we didn’t wasn’t me trying to avoid it,” He also had to say a few other things. “That’s the last thing I would want to do. By no means was I trying to avoid shaking the other team’s hands,” “I think it’s important to do that,”

Bad deals handicap clubs

ERIC DUHATSCHEK WRITES THAT

The NHL’s highest-paid player is the Washington Capitals’ Alexander Ovechkin, but it’s hard to argue that he isn’t giving good value for the 13-year, $124-million (all currency U.S.) contract he signed with the team last year.

Kings Deny Trade Rumor For Pronger

Sportsnet has reported that the Kings have denied trade rumors that veteran defenceman Chris Pronger was traded to the Kings for defenceman Jack Johnson and the Kings’ fifth overall pick in 2009. Kings GM Dean Lombardi denied these rumors when asked in an e-mail if he actually did do the trade and he answered with a simple “no.”

Who should Captain Canada at the 2010 Olympics?

There are many candidates when choosing a captain for Canada at the Olympics. It could be anyone from Iginla to Niedermayer. An interesting choice as of late would be Sidney Crosby. Just recently Crosby led his team to a Stanley Cup Championship. Crosby is the youngest captain in NHL history as well as the youngest captain to win the Stanley Cup.

Flyers looking to dump Briere?

Tim Panaccio of CSN Philly is reporting on the latest news with regards to the Flyers. In his article he reports that the Flyers are looking very hard to deal Danny Briere and that Biron will not likely be back now that the Flyers are signed Emery.

NHL News and Rumor Roundup – June 14, 2009

Leafs GM Burke ‘wants and expects’ Fletcher to be back

With Jay walking, Panthers desperate to deal defenceman before losing him for nothing

Koivu done in Montreal?

Best NHL Franchise

sorry this wont let me break it up into paragraphs…ok so a couple years ago for a school data project i did a report on who was the best team of all time based on statistics. It was 107 pages long so here’s the short form. (take into account this was done pre-2008 playoffs so pit and det might move up a bit. Here’s the jist of it though: Criteria: although some will argue only cups matter i set up a number of weighted criteria:Stanley Cups- 25% Regular Season Points Percentage- 20% Playoff Win Percentage- 15% Drafting Success- 7% Hockey Hall of Fame Inductees 7% Presidents’ Trophy- 7% Hart Trophy- 7% Art Ross Trophy- 4% Norris Trophy- 4% Obviously all subjective but i did conduct a survey to make it more objective. I came up with formulae to eliminate all of the bias possible. For example, a team could win 5 cups in 100 years an another team could win 1 in 5. So who’s more successful.