Author Archives: Trade Man

Problems: The Good The Bad

If you are not a Habs fan I would quit reading now as it will likely save you a lot of time and pointless comments at the bottom of the page. Or just skip to the last paragraph of the article for the side topic. I do somewhat repeat myself as I wrote this on two separate days, like most of my articles it is lengthy.

Hawks may trade some big names before the deadline

The Chicago Daily Herald is reporting that the Hawks should trade two of their big name players before the deadline in order to get a return for them rather than risk loosing them for nothing in return come this summers UFA sweepstakes on July the first.

How the Leafs can get it done

OK, I know that everyone is throwing their predictions and suggestions into the hat but I’ve really tried to look at things objectively with these ideas. I specifically tried to look at the teams that I am suggesting that the Leafs should be talking too in order to identify who would be likely trading partners.

Let me know what you think

Kaberle would waive his no trade clause?

The Toronto Sun is reporting that Thomas Kaberle may be willing to waive his no trade clause if he was asked to do so.

Quinn to coach the Senators?

According to a bunch of sources it is highly speculated that Pat Quinn could be on his way to coach the Ottawa Senators. While in Vancouver and Toronto Quinn had a great deal of success turning slumping teams around.

Sens Could Retool As Quick As The Flyers

How the mighty have fallen. Finalists 2 years ago, the Ottawa Senators are now among the league’s worst teams. Its hard to believe that considering the talent this team still has. But clearly what they have is not enough whatsoever to contend.

Therefore it might be prudent for the Sens to start over, retool, reload and think next year. It worked for the Philadephia Flyers a couple of years ago who were loaded with veterans but failed miserably, fell all the way to a 2nd overall pick but made a few key moves that brought them back from the dead.

Leafs Acquire May

http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=262278&lid=headline&lpos=topStory_main

Brian Burke and the Toronto Maple Leafs have acquired Brad May from the Anaheim Ducks for a conditional 6th round pick.

Pens Likely Destined For Change

The struggling Pittsburgh Penguins are ripe for change. The Pens sit out of the playoffs currently in the East and are fading badly.

There has been plenty of factors resulting in their slump including injuries, the absence of Sergei Gonchar, a lack of depth up front and subpar goaltending.

World Junior Championship 2009 Breakdown

Here is a list of every team’s players playing in the WJC along with how they acquired them:

The Unbelievable Story of Angelo Esposito

I was going to make this post at the beginning of the tournament, because that’s when I had the idea. But then I decided that it would be a much greater story once he won Gold. Esposito was the kid rejected three times. The kid was “too lazy”. The kid was “not tough enough”.

Buyers and Sellers

With the trade deadline fast approaching i’m going to list buyers and sellers and possible moves

Leafs, Blue Jackets talking trade – from TPF

The Columbus Blue Jackets are actively searching for a right-handed defenseman and a big center and appear to have set their sights on two members of the Maple Leafs.

Buyer beware

The trade deadline is the passion that divides us all. The various NHL clubs are spit into Buyers and sellers. In theory the buyers get a short term jolt into their lineup for a stanely cup run (short term gain) while giving up picks and prospects to the sellers (long term gain).

However, I have always believed that buyers lose much more often then thay win.


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