Author Archives: Trade Man

Draft Facts

The new fad seems to be to get really pumped about the draft and all the great prospects that come along with it. Here’s a little bit of reality for you. Most of these players will become nothing, some of them will be come NHL regulars, and a couple will become stars.

Here’s a history lesson for you, and notice that history repeats itself, again and again, here:

Can Montreal still get something for pending UFAs?

We all know Montreal has many unsigned players, the Question is can they still get something out of Komisarek, Koivu and other UFAs on the team? What I mean is, could the Habs trade Komisarek’s right to a team before Jully 1st? Example= Could the Habs trade Komisarek’s rights to the Islanders for a 3rd rounder or/and trade Koivu’s rights to Minnesota for a 3rd rounder or will Montreal end-up losing their UFAs without any sort of compensation?

Leafs Offseason

Here is a Leafs offseason plan. This is meant to be viewed as objectively as possible and i am looking for your thoughts but i don’t want any skewed views from a leaf hater or from leaf fans. I would like to get your hockey thoughts on this and personal preference, but not horribly skewed views. All draft positions are done with the help of the Hockey News Draft Preview for any who wonder. Cap Hits are in Brackets and are from

Burke Quashes recent rumors

Terry Koshan of the Toronto Sun is reporting that Maple Leafs G.M. Brian Burke is calling the recent trade rumors between the Leafs and the Lightning regarding a possible trade up to acquire the second overall pick.

Could Roberto Luongo actually be traded?

Could Roberto Luongo actually be traded? That’s the question everyone has been wondering the past few days after the Canucks were eliminated from the playoffs. Let’s look at a few possible scenarios.

Proposed Blueprints For Glen Sather

As EVERYONE knows, the rangers are in a ton of trouble when it comes to the salary cap situation with the team they have, the restricted free agents they have to resign, and the lack of success the team had in 08-09. I’ll get right to the point. This is my plan to clear the room needed to resign the players that have actual worth to the franchise and address the teams needs.

Toronto getting to Burkes Head

Soooo, it didn’t take long for the center of the universe to get to Brian Burkes head. Not only is he walking a very thin ethical and legal line by talking about players under contract, he is shaming the future Leafs Captain and the most solid building block the Leafs have had since Sundin in Luke Schenn, not to mention setting himslef up for a huge faceplant at the draft table and upstaging the greatest playoff round of hockey in memory.

Leafs Lightning trade talks heating up!

According to, sources say that there are rumors including the Tampa Bay Lightning and the Toronto Maple Leafs. This rumor includes the Leafs trading up to acquire the Lightnings second overall pick in this upcoming NHL Entry Draft.

Is Tavares the right way to go for Toronto

With draft day getting closer there is even more rumors about the leafs trading to get Tavares. As great as Tavares is and as much as i like him i honestly think it might be the wrong thing for the leafs to do. Would it not seem more reasonable to trade Kabaerle and Kubina to teams and stock up for more first rounders? The ideal Targets would be Atlanta, Los Angeles and Phoenix. I know Phoenix might not want to take on any big contracts with the whole bankrupt thing, so go after the other 2. LA needs leadership and skill to make the playoffs. For their first rounder give them Kubina or Kaberle and have them through in Hickey/Teubert and a roster player.

Mike Modano to return next season is reporting that Mike Modano has decided that he will return to the Dallas Stars next season which will be his twentieth season.

Offseason Fun

With the free agent class as talented as the one we have, we should be in for a crzy up and down offseason.  Now, we allknow the free agents, so I’ll skip those, but here are some trades I thought up.

Showing Respect To Paul Maurice

Hey just wanted to bring up the fact that Paul Maurice’s Hurricanes are beating Boston 3-1 in that series. I was prompted to write this article when someone on TV mentioned today that in that series its really a case of Maurice out coaching Julien.

A lot of people have said terrible things about Maurice and a lot of you were wrong. Now apologize!

Roy to take a position with the Avalanche?

Various newspapers are reporting that Patrick Roy met with Lacroix about joining the Colorado Avalanche organization in some manner.