Author Archives: Trade Man

Future of Atlanta Thrashers is now

Scott Burnside

With every passing day, with each improbable win, with each surprising rung climbed up the NHL standings, the nervousness builds for the Atlanta Thrashers.

Will he sign?

Keep It The Same, Or Try To Get Better?

As you have seen lately, the Leafs have turned around their season. Now with a record of 5-1-2 in their last 8, would you still want to make a trade or two, or keep the roster as it is? Maybe until they start stuggling as bad as they did at the start of the season.

Leafs/Canes swap former 1st rounders

Leafs traded former 1st rounder Jiri Tlusty, the player who puts up huge numbers in AHL but just can seem to do so in the NHL, to Carolina for 2009 1st rounder Philippe Paradis, currently in the QMJHL

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.