Author Archives: Trade Man

A fourth, or not a fourth…You decide!!

It has started again. A loss to the Ducks has some fans calling for a trade for a 4th d-man!

Is it really necessary. I will grant that O’Byrne has had a weak start, but it is only 7 games in. Brisbois is being called out, but remember, he is only a fill in when needed!

The question is do you trade, or sign a player that is UFA or has been waived. McLaren may be available, but is he an upgrade? If you do trade, who do you trade? Or should they stand pat and wait?

Ducks Should Think About Trading Pronger

The Anaheim Ducks had a pretty successful trip through Eastern Canada beating the Leafs, Sens and Habs in succession.

However the Ducks are a shell of their former self and nowhere near as good as the team that won the Stanley Cup in 2007.

Wayne Gretzky's trophy

There is a trophy for most points and most goals but why not one for assists? Assists are just as important in a game of hockey as a goal, without an assist most of the times there is no goal. It would be named after Wayne Gretzky the most prolific passer ever to play the game. What do you think?

Fantasy Hockey: Eastern Conference Scene

Fantasy Hockey: Eastern Conference Scene

Written by Frank Mazzola, Rotoexperts.com Staff Writer

October 23, 2008

Frank Mazzola takes a look at the NHL’s Eastern Conference and keeps you up to date on the latest developments.

Wilson Not Playing Games

For years we have seen the likes of Pat Quinn and Paul Maurice favouring players on this leafs team merely based on popularity, they’re recognition among the toronto fans and media. It seems they have never learned that the name on the back of the sweater means nothing if you can’t contribute to the name on the front. We’ve seen too many players getting undeserved ice time for poor play. It seems this year the tables have turned, and there’s a new guy in town to lay down the law…

How to turn these pretenders to contenders: Atlanta

This is my look at how to turn the Thrashers from one of the leagues worst teams to a young contender in two years. I will be doing a mock trade (with the Canucks) and a couple of signings. Think of this article as dreaming that you or I will be the GM of a mis-ran organization and the start of a glorious career and be one of the next great GM in sports: right next to Billy Beane.

NHL governors discuss second team in Toronto

Another NHL team in Toronto along side the Maple Leafs?

The Globe and Mail is reporting that the NHL governors have had informal discussions on putting a second team in Toronto.

Sharks Place Lukas Kaspar on waivers

Former 2004 1st round 22nd overall pick, 6’2″ 220 lbs. Lukas Kaspar has been placed on waivers by the San Jose Sharks.

http://sharks.nhl.com/team/app/?service=page&page=NewsPage&articleid=387689

Fantasy Hockey: Around the Western Conference

Fantasy Hockey: Around the Western Conference

Written by Joe Cutroni, Rotoexperts.com Staff Writer

October 16, 2008

HIGHLIGHTS: Joe Cutroni provides an inside look at what’s happening around the Western Conference, providing the edge you need in your fantasy hockey league.

Fantasy Hockey: Eastern Conference Scene

Fantasy Hockey: Eastern Conference Scene

Written by Frank Mazzola, Rotoexperts.com Staff Writer

October 16, 2008

HIGHLIGHTS: Frank Mazzola takes a look at the NHL’s Eastern Conference and keeps you up to date on the latest developments.

My team Canada 2010

I had previously stated that I would announce who I felt was deserving of an Olympic Roster spot in 2010 exactly one year before the gold medal game. With Steve Yzerman taking the reigns, I feel if Hockey Canada believes it’s soon enough to start discussions, it is soon enough.

Wild rumor

There is speculation that the Canadiens and Wild are talking trade. Marian Gaborik is not in the lineup for the tonight’s game against Florida. According to sources (http://blogs2.startribune.com/blogs/wildblog/) Gaborik didn’t seem to be injured although the team listed him as so with a lower body injury.

Savard Getting Fired

Tsn is reporting that Denis Savard has been let go by the Chicago Blackhawks. As expected, Joel Quennville will likely take over as the coach to get the highly skilled Blackhawks going.

http://tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=252791&lid=headline&lpos=topStory_main