Author Archives: Trade Man
The Brian Burke saga continues to heat up as he is sure playing hard to get for the Leafs. It now appears that the Buffalo Sabres may be jumping on board by trying to hire Burke in some sort of scouting position.
Well is this the year?
The year the sharkes finally see a doctor bout all this choking?
The year some critics are right?
The year Big Joe steps up in the playoffs?
The year the sharks can drink from a HUGE cup?
The year the sharks make it past the WCSF?
The year the sharks finally can say We are the Champions?
Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun provides a plethora of rumors in his latest article. Some of the names on the rumor front in this article include Olhund, most of the Tampa Bay Lightning team, Olaf Kolzig and a possible goalie deal in Chicago.
The Columbus Dispatch is speculating that the Blue Jackets may be looking for help on the power play through a trade.
Boston Bruins’ d-man Andrew Ference will miss 8 weeks at least due to a broken leg. This is a huge blow the the Bruins’ d-corp, which is already this on real talent. According to Peter Chiarelli, Ference was their best d-man so far this year. Could this be the right time for the Panthers to move Bouwmeester, probably to the Bruins?
Pens trade Daryl Sydor to Dallas for Phillipe Boucher.
This move allows Sydor to move on after being a healthy scratch for most of the season. Also brings in a 2nd right handed defenseman for Pittsburgh.
Fantasy Hockey: Eastern Conference Scene
Written by Frank Mazzola, Rotoexperts.com Staff Writer
November 14, 2008
HIGHLIGHTS: Frank Mazzola takes a look at the NHL’s Eastern Conference and keeps you up to date on the latest developments.
Writers like Damien Cox are suggesting that the Leafs will, once again, undergo a transformation and change course on their plans when Burke becomes GM, with the team being transformed from a supposedly Euro, skating-scoring team to a more North American style game. http://www.thestar.com/Sports/Hockey/article/537515
Tsn.ca is reporting that the Tampa Bay Lightning have fired coach Barry Melrose. In the interim Rick Tocchet will take over the head coach position.
On November 8th, 2008, the Montreal Canadiens faced the Toronto Maple Leafs in another Original 6 rivalry hockey game. But the Habs/Leafs rivalry was not the only thing on the ice, two players, Sergei Kostitsyn of Montreal, and Mikhail Grabvoski(Ex Hab) of Toronto seemed to have surfaced a pre-existing rivalry of their own on the ice. Ultimately, adding fuel to the fire of the Toronto and Montreal rivalry.
Before I give my opinion on the Habs performance thus far, here are a few stats:
Games played: 14
Standing: 6th (in conference)
Power Play: 17th (17.6%)
Penalty Killing: 15th (81.3%)
Goals For: 5th
Goals against: 13th
G.A.A. / SV %: PRICE 2.68/914 (17TH)
The Atlanta Thrashers are currently on a 4 game winning streak and sit 6-7-2 after 15 games this season tied for 10th place in the Eastern Conference. This team is not going to make the playoffs and sitting just outside does not give them a good enough draft pick to make a difference for next season so the team will be trapped in mediocrity. They should clean out now and build for the future, and done right it would be the near future.
Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun indicates that he believes that the Blue Jackets are very interested in Senators defenseman Chris Phillips.