Author Archives: Trade Man

Mitchell gets shot at centring Kessel, Blake

By LANCE HORNBY, SUN MEDIA

Come to Maple Leafs practice today and you might see Rickard Wallin, Wayne Primeau or even Darryl Sittler centring Phil Kessel.

Rangers scouting legend in Sweden

By LARRY BROOKS

The Rangers are among the handful of NHL teams watching Peter Forsberg very closely when the 36-year-old free-agent center tests his chronically injured right foot in the Karjala Cup tournament that opens today in Sweden and will conclude over the weekend in Finland, The Post has learned.

Russian league team pushing to sign Forsberg

The Russian team Ak Bars Kazan in recent days has made a significant push to sign former Avalanche star Peter Forsberg, attempting to steal him away from a potential NHL comeback.

Chelios at the rescue ?

Chris Chelios had a meeting with Bob Gainey in the past weeks.
The player have confirmed that he was speaking to the Canadiens’s DG and that he was hoping a call from him soone. (sources : RDS.ca and CKAC)

Best Hockey Goals Ever

I decided to put together a top 10 video of what i think are the best ten goals scored in hockey (NHL, CHL, International, or anything). The criteria is only how “nice” the goal was, menaing that when it happened is irrelevant (ie. you won’t be seeing Bobby Orr’s cup-winner against the Blues, or Hull’s cup-winner against the Sabres). The goal can come either in-game, a penalty shot, or in a shootout

Olympic Squad – how the times change!!!

Its almost less than 100 days to the Olympics .. and boy, how things change in such a short period of time.

When the potential Olympic squad met in the summer, there appeared to be some “sure things” at camp. There were also some players that weren’t at the camp that never would have had a chance to be there.

Luongo could play on road trip

Canwest News Service

Roberto Luongo skated with goaltender coach Ian Clark on Monday morning and coach Alain Vigneault hinted that the Vancouver Canucks starter may be close to recovering from a hairline fracture of a rib on his left side.

Staal's status unclear, Canes' GM looking to make personnel moves

Adam Harris

Winless in their last nine games, the Carolina Hurricanes’ terrible start has general manager Jim Rutherford interested in shaking up his roster.

A trade that makes too much sense!

In my opinion, if there’s a trade that just makes too much sense, it’s Jean-Sebastien Giguere to Toronto. Clearly, it makes sense for Anaheim, which wants to cut itself from the goaltender’s contract ($6 million this season and $7 million next season). But I also think the Maple Leafs should give this some serious thought (I think they have, at least a little bit).

How Many Goals Can Ovie Score?

Alex Ovechkin is flat-out the best overall player in hockey. He can do everything from huge hits, to huge goals, but, how many goals is Number 8 capable of? He scored 65 goals on 2007, and is off to a quick start with 14 goals in 14 games. Is he capable of maintaining that pace throughout the whole year? If he does, I could see him reaching 80+ and coming close to Gretzky’s record, which is thought to be impossible to reach. He’s got the finish, and he’s got the linemates. Niklas Backstrom and Ovechkin have unbelievable chemistry, and having Mike Green at the point will do some good too.