Author Archives: Trade Man
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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?
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.
The Canwest News Service Reports that
Ottawa Senators general manager Bryan Murray has already taken calls and everyone seems to be speculating about where Dany Heatley might land.
I waited until the Stanley Cup Finals were over before I submitted this article, because I didn’t want to stir up any controversy during the Playoffs. Now that the Pens have won over all the adversities that they faced, and I am referring to Henri Zetterberg in particular, I can vent my anger. First of all, I played hockey forty years ago against some pretty good defensive players.
So with the season finished now, lets get excited for the next stop: the awards.
I want to congratulate the Pens for their cup feat even though i have to eat my own words. I was happy to see Crosby win it if it was any consolation.
The score has confirmed on their website that the Ducks have traded Chris Pronger to LA for Jack Johnson and their 5th pick in this 2009 draft.
Laperriere nixes offer, likely to leave Avs
STARS HIRE CRAWFORD AS NEW HEAD COACH
Tampa to deal Lecavialer?
According to a story on BostonHerald.com, it is possible the Bruins may not re-sign Phl Kessel, but rather trade his rights to move up in the draft. With New York and Tampa Bay semmingly unwilling to trade away their picks, one possible partner mentioned was the Colorado Avalanche, who have the 3 pick. This is still not guaranteed, but the Bruins management is certainly open to other options. If the Bruins were to end up with the 3 pick, they would likely take Matt Duchene or Brayden Schenn.
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.