Author Archives: Trade Man
There is nothing bigger in March in the U.S. then the NCAA tournament, particularly the betting via brackets. There is nothing bigger in March (or any other month for that matter) in Canada then the NHL. This is what happens when worlds collide.
Here is the story of Mikhail Grabovski. He’s an average player, gifted with tremendous talents, that has not been used in his hockey career at all. But how can a player with unhuman speed, gifted hands, and amazing vision not put up atleast 50 points in a season? Well, bad attitude, selfishness, and many other distractions has caused the poor Belorussian to have a setback in his career.
This regular season has been a pretty good one with many great individual players making their mark for MVP. This is where I ask my fellow hockey fans who they think should win MVP and I will give you some ideas to think about.
First, MVP is given to the player who is most valuable to their team. Not the best player in the league, not the leading scorer, but the player who is the most important the their team.
A few days ago, Eklund of Hockeybuzz had a nice idea (for the first time in a while lol…). He made a hockey survey with nice questions about hockey. here it goes :
The Edmonton Journal is reporting that Grebeshkov and the Oilers are talking about the possibility of a new deal. “ His agent, Todd Diamond, said on Monday that they engaged in exploratory contract talks with the Oilers prior to the trade deadline. The longer the term, the better added Grebeshkov. Two or three years would be ideal.”
The Detroit Free Press is reporting that Wings GM Holland wants to know how much it will cost to keep Hossa under contract into the future. “By next week, general manager Ken Holland should have a clearer picture of what it will take to keep Marian Hossa with the Red Wings.”
The News and Observer is reporting that “Brind’Amour says there will be a 21st (season for him to play in and ), that he hasn’t given any thought to retirement.”
Since Patrick Roy was traded from the Montreal Canadiens to the Colorado Avalanche during the 1995-96 season, there have been a parade of highly touted youngsters tending goal for Les Habitants. The problem is that few have them have ever been able to turn their potential into consistently good results for an extended period of time. Why is this?
With the playoffs around the corner, lets say the teams that are in Playoff positions keep it. in the east, we’d have:
Boston vs Carolina, New Jersey vs NY Rangers, Washington vs Montreal, and Philadelphia vs Pittsburgh.
in the west we’d have:
If you’ve been living under a rock, maybe you don’t know about the economic turmoil we’re stuck in. The recession has impacted every sector of our society, and the NHL and sports is no exception. This summer might go down as very unusual because of these tough economic times.
Either way you look at it speed kills! When a team has speed and uses it to their advantage by putting in the effort, they are extremely hard to stop. When they don’t use it and put in the effort, the blade cuts the other way!
With all the excitement of this years NHL Stanley cup playoffs, were yet to read about whats equally important and that is this years Free Agent cast which arguably will include some great stars and an interesting draft scenario as well. I’ve compiled what i thought was a important list of available talents around the league and or teams projects in a retention system they will try and follow
The similarities between John Tavares and another former Oshawa General, Eric Lindros, may not end with them playing on the same junior team and being highly touted phenoms in their draft year.
Something to ponder is whether Tavares will mirror Lindros and perhaps decide to not play for the NY Islanders (or another failing franchise), should the Isles win the draft lottery.
He is the consensus number 1 pick but he may never suit up for the team that chooses him first overall.