Author Archives: Trade Man

Game 7 – Do or Die

So it all comes down to one game.

I am at a place where I have ZERO idea who is going to win. The teams have flip flopped so much. If the pattern persists, the wings will take it. Can the Pens pull a miracle out of the hat and break their dreaded Joe Louis curse?

What are everyone’s thoughts?

Flyers to Announce Emery Deal Wednesday

The Flyers will hold a press conference Wednesday at 11 a.m., at which time general manager Paul Holmgren will announce the team has a one-year contract agreement with goalie Ray Emery.

The press conference can be seen live on and Comcast SportsNet.

The deal is reported to be worth an estimated $1.5 million, however the team cannot officially sign Emery until July 1. Emery flew from Ottawa into Philadelphia on Tuesday night while his agent, J.P. Barry, attended Game 6 of the Stanely Cup Final. Barry is expected to fly to Philadelphia in Wednesday morning.

Heatley wants out of Ottawa

As per the Ottawa Sun:
“Two league sources confirmed to Sun Media this morning that Heatley has informed Ottawa GM Bryan Murray he’d like to be dealt. It’s believed Heatley has a rocky relationship with coach Cory Clouston and would like to be moved so that he can get more an opportunity to play.”

Leafs-Rangers rumor

This is a rumor I came across while routinely surfing the net.

Darren Dreger of TSN apparently reported on the air that NY Rangers GM Glen Sather has made an offer to the Maple Leafs’ Brian Burke as follows:

To Toronto: Wade Redden, Brandon Dubinsky, and Marc Staal

To New York: Tomas Kaberle, Anton Stralman, and this year’s first round (7th overall) pick

NHL News and Rumor Roundup – June 9, 2009


Battle over Coyotes comes to a head

Leafs done with Cujo

June 8 Rumor Roundup

Phoenix Coyotes’ mess heads to court

Long line for vacant GM position in Florida

The goalie roulette continues for Flyers

Hawks winger presents long-term solution to Crosby line dance

Next Years Northwest Division…

Before you start reading this I must point out to everyone that I am a Canucks fan… (Not one of the stupid ones)

I don’t know if there are other people out there that feel the same way as I do, but i truly believe this is something that will happen next season…

#1, #2, #3 – take your pick

With tough decisions for the top 3 teams at this years entry draft, I have compiled a list of the last 20 (from ’89 to ’08) top 3 picks in each draft and broken them down into a team. A fun look at the value of a #1 and how these picks pan out.

Definetly the #1 overall team has the best group of forwards, but the #3 overall team has the best group of Defenman. The #2 team overall may have the best well rounded talent from top to bottom. Vote below on which team you think is best.

Everyone gets it but you

Will it be Tavares or Hedman? The answer may not be certain but one thing is! Year in and year out, Gary Bettman is heckled every year during any appearances on stage at the NHL draft. I can’t help but wonder if this guy gets it or not. He has become the George Bush of hockey, it’s quite obvious no one supports you mr. Bettman but you just keep doing it; pissing people off. Although it seems he isn’t about to expand the NHL, just the small stories here and there about possible future expansion to places such as Las Vegas just shows how this guy really doesn’t get. I mean forget expansion, the NHL should get rid of 2-4 teams.

Armchair GM : The Florida Panthers

It seems we here on HTR spend a good deal of time discussing how to fix the Montreal Canadiens, Toronto Maple Leafs, and the Boston Bruins. Perhaps some of us armchair GM’s should put our minds to work on some other teams. After all, it is often these forgotten teams that make a big push in the off-season, and always somewhat unexpectedly. For that reason, I thought I would start with the Florida Panthers, who I believe are poised to make some big moves this summer.

Sunday Night Rumor Roundup – June 7, 2009


Ley-Quinn reunion unlikely

New Wild GM hints trades in the offing

Rumour mill goes Wild

Hometown Team

Back in the day, say 50 years ago… NHL teams where built on local products. All the French players played for Montreal and all the GTA boys played for Toronto. Me and my Montreal friend are bored at work and decided to built a homegrown only team to play heads up against each other. The criterias are the player has to be HOMEGROWN or live less then a hour’s worth from downtown.

So Toronto had the GTA (excluding KW, London, Barrie, Peterborough, Hamilton to make it fair). And Montreal has the island and both north and south shores. Here are our rosters:

It's A Tight Fit With This Cap

At the age of 41, the guy certainly deserves another shot – with a roster with which he has a chance to win. . . .Sales of several NHL teams are apparently on the table right now, and must be approved by 75 percent of league owners to go through. Reportedly, the Florida Panthers have an offer of $240 million for the team, its arena and adjacent land.A deal that still seems doomed is the attempt by BlackBerry billionaire Jim Balsillie to buy the bankrupt Phoenix Coyotes and move them to Hamilton, Ontario. hl/