Author Archives: Trade Man

Last Year As Sellers?

With the trade deadline fast approaching, it should be like clockwork for the St Louis Blues.

For the 4th straight year, the Blues will likely be sellers at the deadline as another bottom 5 finish awaits the team.

For the last few seasons since the lockout, the team has moved the likes of Doug Weight, Keith Tkachuk, Mike Sillinger, Eric Weinrich, Bill Guerin, Bryce Salvador, Christian Backman at the deadline for futures as they continue to build a core group of young players to hopefully bring a bright future to St Louis.

Rumors from the Toronto Sun

The Toronto Sun is reporting several big trade rumors that involve Keith Tkachuk, Mathieu Schneider and Maxim Afinogenov.

Future….

I have decided to post some of my thoughts on what the leafs should do to better there future…

Mega Speculation from the Ottawa Sun

Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun provides a ton of trade speculation in his latest article. His rumor roundup includes the following huge names, Lecavalier, St. Louis, Steven Stamkos, Daniel Briere, Erik Cole and more.

Some Leaf rumors: Antropov, Kaberle and Kubina targeted

Boston, Montreal, Philly, Chicago, Florida all interested in Leaf assets

With the trade deadline lingering in the horizon, we can expect trade rumors to escalate in the coming weeks.

This is especially true for the Toronto Maple Leafs.

As likely sellers, the Leafs offer an assortment of players that opponent GMs will likely find enticing.

Hot or Not – Around the Western Conference

Written by Joe Cutroni, Rotoexperts.com Staff Writer – January 16, 2009

Joe Cutroni provides an inside look at who’s hot and who’s not around the Western Conference to give you the edge you need in your fantasy hockey league.

CENTRAL DIVISION:

Chicago Blackhawks

Hot

Jonathan Toews (C, CHI) has started to step up his game of late. He’s posted three goals and five points in his last five contests, and his fantasy value is still lower than what most owners envisioned it to be prior to the season, but Toews may be turning the corner after a dreadful start to the 2008-09 campaign.

Oilers and Pens swing a deal

The Oilers and Penguins have just swung a deal that has goalie Mathieu Garon going to the Penguins in exchange for Dany Sabourin, Ryan Stone and a 4th round pick.

Tampa Needs No More Drastic Changes

The most rampant rumours of late have been about Tampa Bay Lightning captain Vincent Lecavalier.

Should he or shouldnt he be moved? There are definitely valid arguments for and against.

Teams on the move?

As you know, many teams are currently in financial troubles due to either the recession or the lack of a strong fan base.

Here’s a list of teams which should, for the sake of the NHL, be on the move. Sorry to Fans of these teams :

Kansas City Islanders?

The Islanders have agreed to play an exhibition match against the Kings in Kansas City in September – so what? Well this NBC journalist adds that to the Islanders desperation for a new stadium and the Kansas Sprint Centre owners desire for a hockey team to equal a potential move for the Islanders.

Interest in Pat Quinn rising?

The Globe and Mail is reporting that Pat Quinn is “back on the coaching radar” due in a big way to his recent gold metal victory at the World Junior Championships in Ottawa.

Maple Leafs looking at University prospects?

Various sources are reporting that the Maple Leafs are showing a high level of interest in some University standouts.

Sens Should Keep Big 3

The constant talk involving the Ottawa Senators has centred around their big 3 in Dany Heatley, Daniel Alfredsson and Jason Spezza.

Many feel to move forward, the team needs to move one of them, gather significant assets, relieve their payroll and take a step back to strengthen their future.