Author Archives: Trade Man

Habs gearing toward next step

The Houle dark ages are long behind us and still most fans fail to realize the damage that was done in that nightmarish era and how the Canadians are still cleaning up the mess. Between 1995 and 1997, Houle went on an embarassing (for everyone including himself) show of poor management qualities and simply put, he was but a small fish in a shark tank. A team loaded with several high end players in their prime with the likes of Roy, Recchi, Turgeon, Damphousse and Malakhov, was expected to finish among the top four teams in the conference. However, the Roy scandal combined with Tremblay’s inexperience as coach was the beginning of a decade where competitiveness and talent lacked and where the fans would groan with continuous dissapointment.

Ottawa Senators sign Brian McGrattan and Andy Hedlund

According to Ottawasenators.com, Ottawa Senators general manager John Muckler today announced the signing of forward Brian McGrattan to a two-year deal and defenceman Andy Hedlund to a one-year deal.

Captain Kirk Named as Assistant Coach to Habs

According to RDS.ca and TSN.ca, Kirk Muller has been named as an assistant coach to the Montreal Canadiens. He will assist head coach Guy Carbineau, along with Doug

Lidstrom to leafs, luongo possibly on way too?

Rumours in Toronto and Sweden are that Mats Sundins long time friend Niklas Lidstrom is agreed in principle to a one-year one million dollar contract. This does sound hard to believe, but Lidstrom knows that Sundin wants to win a cup and wants to do it with the Leafs, so Lidstrom is offering out a hand. Also, reports out of florida are that mike keenan is seriously considering Toronto’s latest offer of Pogge, Harrison, Suglobov and a 2nd rounder for Gary Roberts and Roberto Luongo. Keenan is looking at more youth movement and thinks Pogge is NHL ready and roberts and luongo will help Toronto with their cup run next year. These transactions will hopefully be made more public by weeks end.

Congrats to the 2006 Stanley Cup Champions

The Carolina Hurricanes have for the first time in team history won the Stanley Cup. Cam Ward, goalie for the Hurricanes was awarded the Conn Smythe trophy as the playoff MVP.

NHLPA: Cap will be $44 million

Hate to copy and paste but from TSN.ca:

Luongo to Detroit?

GM Ken Holland has said repeatedly that he’s not planning to trade Pavel Datsyuk. But, he’s entitled to change his mind, especially if it means getting a guy who you know will solidify your goaltending position for many years. And it’s doubtful any interested club could offer the Panthers a more enticing player than Datsyuk.

Rumors, Rumors, Rumors 2

leafyshockeyreport.blogspot.com

There are more and more rumors popping out each day.

Players to Watch on Draft Day

By Darryl Dobbs

The annual NHL entry draft is this Saturday, June 24. Those of you in keeper league hockey pools will be very interested in which of the players drafted in the early rounds will make an early impact in the NHL, and which ones are long-term projects.

Goaltenders

Top 12 Skaters In The 2006 NHL Draft

The NHL 2006 draft is less then a week away and many articles have come out listing the various scouting listings for the top picks. I have taken the top 12 skaters based on the ISS report and summed up what you need to know about them. This year’s draft may not have the highly touted super prospects but it has great depth and a glut of centres.

Hot 100- 2006 Draft

Seeing as the Entry Draft is coming up, I’ve decided to post a list compiled by the witers of THN, listing the top 100 prospects in the NHL Entry Draft, in order of their predicted place of selection.

Rumors, Rumors, Rumors

This years NHL draft and free agent look like they’ll be exciting periods for all HTR readers. For anyone interested, I am tryint to set up a chat for it, I’ll keep you all posted.

Legace to the Leafs?

Now this is a Leaf rumor alot of people can be-Leaf

GUILTY!!!!!!!!!

New York Rangers Defencman pleads Guilty….

Top Ten Resons Leaf Fans Should Take a Better Look

Here we go the Top Ten reasons why Leaf fans should look at why they like The Leafs.

10 – Thier Name – The Toronto Maple Leafs – The plural of leaf is LEAVES not LEAFS

Weight wont play game 6

Carolina Hurricanes center Doug Weight will miss Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Finals with an upper body injury, the team announced on Friday.

re-entries for the 2006 draft

some players that did not sign with their team will be re-entering the draft this year

they include:

Quinn could be hired as Head Coach for Bruins

According to a report in the Toronto Sun and the Boston Globe, Boston GM Peter Chiarelli had dinner with the Big Irishman, likely to discuss Quinn filling the vacant coaching position.

http://www2.sportsnet.ca/blogs/hockey_hearsay/2006/06/16/quinn_on_bruin_radar/

Leafy's ten and ten: Top ten best and worst sports stories ever

This article is inspired by a question a friend asked me today, if the Edmonton Oilers win the Stanley Cup, will it be the best sports story ever?

FUN ARTICLE

If You Are Building a Team for one year and theres no cap who’s your pics.

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