Author Archives: Trade Man

Tired of RDS' homerism

I wanted to write this article a long time ago, but I decided to keep it inside. Tonight however, I can’t handle it any longer.

I’m a frenchman, from Montreal, but all of you know I’m no Hab fan. But I’m still listening all of Montreal’s 82 games on RDS, the only french sports network.

Playoffs Second Round Predictions

Ok, so we’re about 3 games into the first round, and four for some. I’m going to make some second round predictions.

We’ll start in the East:

Suspension Warranted?

Barely a week into the playoffs and already we have out first controversy. First the NHL sends teams a message about message sending. Carcillo responds by sending a message to the Penguins and in turn gets sent a message by the League who suspends him for one game to send a message to everyone else. Then Cammalleri elbows Havlat for whatever reason and nothing happens and then Lucic defends himself and gets suspended.

Snow says no !!!

Sorry Leaf fans, According to a Newsday blog, the Isles are not likely to move their pick.

When he was asked today about Burke’s offer, Snow said, “I’m not going to comment on the conversation I had with another manager. But I’m not inclined to move the pick.”

He’ll take Tavares!!!

Teams to contact the Penguings to talk to Fletcher

The Post-Gazette is reporting that while at least 2 NHL teams are in a search for a new general manager it is expected that those teams will likely contact the Penguins in the hopes of receiving permission to talk to Chuck Fletcher about the openings.

a look at the oilers off season

The end of an era (mac T) opens new doors and new opportunity in oil country. For the oilers resume following a miricle playoff run in 05-06 has been nothing but heart ache/ and disappointment in Albertas capital city.

Leafs Draft Day Pursuits

Warning: This is not a rumor article. It is an opinion and speculation piece. The only “rumor” I’m using is completely public knowledge: Brian Burke wants Tavares. Beyond that it’s just stuff I’m making up. If you’re interested feel free to read on and comment, if not then go watch the playoffs 🙂

Your opinion or ideas for the offseason

No, as a Habs fan I haven’t already given up on the season, I have some faith that an upset can happen but I do realize the odds are stacked against the bleu blanc et rouge.


The day Oilers fans have waited for after 3 disappointing finishes and 3 years of missing the playoffs has arrived.

CRAIG MACTAVISH HAS BEEN FIRED!!! (or relieved of his coaching duties)

Leafs Sign Prospect Plus Seek Top Pick in the Draft

It appears as though Toronto Maple Leafs GM Brian Burke has strong interest in moving up in the draft and acquiring one of the top selections.

Top 8 d-corps, playoffs version!


Remember my Top 10 d-corps article a few months ago? Some of ya folks liked it, some others insulted me with the best ones they could find. Nevertheless, I’ve decided to write another one, this time for playoffs teams. Same point system, same incredible knowledge!

Point system : 1 to 5, 5 being the best. 3 points max for the 7th d-man.

Why the Montreal Canadiens are on their way to the second round of the playoffs

I dread writing another article, after hundreds of HTR readers didn’t understand the metaphor in the “Yankees of hockey” post, trying to designate the NHL’s flagship franchise, but it’s time to make Habs fans happy again. So, why exactly is Montreal going to the second round?

Avs Fire Francois Giguere

To no surprise, the Colorado Avalanche have terminated VP and GM Francois Giguere.

The Avs finished 3rd last in the NHL which was a mild surprise considering the organization has been arguably one of the best teams the last 10-15 years.