Author Archives: Trade Man

Pronger is the key if used in the right door…

With rumours heating up regarding Chris Pronger, I thought I would take some time to share my view on the situation. I read that Tomas Kaberle is furious that the Leafs would incorporate his name in trade rumours. Frankly, so am I. We have taken years to develop a player (Kaberle) that was drafted in the 8th round, 204th overall. How many players can the Leafs say they chose that late in the draft and are all-star caliber today. Not too many.

HABS: David Aebischer + draft pick for Martin St. Louis ???

According to several reports including the Team 990 in Montreal and La Presse, the Montreal Canadiens are about to pull the trigger on a deal that would send G David Aebischer and a 2nd round draft pick to Tampa Bay for speedy scorer Martin St. Louis.

Cuban to invest in the Penguins

According to the Pittsburgh Tribune Review Pittsburgh native and current Dallas Mavericks Owner Mark Cuban has joined a group headed by Andrew Murstein to purchase the Penguins and with the intent the team stays in the Burgh. Pittsburgh native and formed NFL qb Dan Marino is also rumored to be part of the Murstein group to buy the Pens and keep them in Pittsburgh.

Bondra to Retire?

tsn.ca is reporting that Thrashers GM Don Waddell says he expects Bondra to retire.

MacTavish leaving Edmonton?

Is Craig MacTavish about to go the way of Chris Pronger and leave the Edmonton Oilers?

Pronger talk irks Kaberle

According to the torontosun.com, Leafs defenseman Tomas Kaberle is furious that his name has been mentioned in a possible deal for the Oiler blueliner.

pronger deal taken the wrong way

there is a very good message on this link about the pronger situation.

http://www.spectorshockey.net/

click on “the soapbox”

THE MIGHTY OILERS OF EDMONTON!!!! THANKS FOR THE RUN!!!!

With all of the great moments from the 2005-2006 Stanley Cup run, none was bigger than the 3-1 comeback that almost led the Oiler’s to the promise land. Unfortunately, the Oilers fell to the Carolina Hurricanes, a team that is much deserved of the Stanley Cup. The Oil spent most of the regular season in distress, going through streaks of greatness, and other stretches of mediocrity. Their hopes and dreams came down to the final few games of the season, where they barely edged out the Vancouver Canucks for eighth place in the Western Conference, for a first round meeting with the Western Conference leaders, the Detroit Red Wings.

Chris Pronger Poll

A kick in the junk, but this time we are wearin a jock!

A roller coaster ride in Edmonton. First the play offs and now yet another star wants out of Edmonton.

Desjardins to Retire?

According to thefourthperiod.com, Flyers GM Bob Clarke told the Philadelphia Daily News that Eric Desjardins will most likely retire after 17 years in the NHL. Desjardins is set to become an unrestricted free agent on July 1.

Blackhawks buy out Barnaby, Brown

Chicago Blackhawks general manager Dale Tallon announced Monday that the club has bought out the contracts of forwards Matthew Barnaby and Curtis Brown.

Bruins deal Boynton to Coyotes for Mara

The Boston Bruins have traded defenceman Nick Boynton and a 4th round draft choice in 2007 to the Phoenix Coyotes in exchange for defenceman Paul Mara and a 3rd round draft choice in either the 2007 or 2008.

Penguins Extend Qualifying Offers to 6 Group II RFAs

On Monday, June 26, was the deadline for NHL clubs to tender qualyfying offers to their respective Group II Free Agents (Restricted).

2005-06 Season Review, Offseason Speculation

TEAM: New Jersey Devils

RECORD: 46 – 27 – 9 101pts 242GF 229GA

Place in Conference: 3rd

Injured Players: No major injuries

Team Point Leader: Brian Gionta 48G* 41A 89pts +18

* = Team Record

NHL Entry Draft Fallout – The Fantasy Perspective

By Darryl Dobbs

Yesterday’s NHL draft put a lot of pieces in place for a lot of teams. The next couple of weeks, with the pending unrestricted free agency season, will put more pieces in place. Here is the fantasy hockey impact of the last day’s events.

Trades

A better , Possible Future For The Leafs

Ok I’m no expert but the leafs need to make a few changes, not only changes but changes that make sence. Here are a few things that the leafs should do which are actually possible.

NHL Awards Recap

The NHL awards were held this week and I thought

I would do a recap, so here it is:

Just a Thought

What do leafs need after gettin Raycroft…

If you look at the free agent market.. theres number of players tht are available which leafs can pick up..

Oilers and Leafs Closing on Blockbuster!

Sportsnet.ca is reporting that the Toronto Maple Leafs have offered the Edmonton Oilers a package

which includes Tomas Kaberle and Matt Stajan for

Chris Pronger!