Author Archives: Trade Man

Senators shopping for defensive help

The Ottawa Citizen speculates that the Senators search for a talented defenseman is continuing. They also provide a juicy tid bit in regards to another possible Peter Forsberg return.

Sabres now show interest in Burke?

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.

The year the sharks win?

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 provides a ton of speculation

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.

Blue Jackets looking for defensive help?

The Columbus Dispatch is speculating that the Blue Jackets may be looking for help on the power play through a trade.

Bouwmeester to Boston?

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 for Phillipe Boucher

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.
Link: http://penguins.nhl.com/team/app/?service=page&page=NewsPage&articleid=392770

Fantasy Hockey: Eastern Conference Scene

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.

Another Burke article – defining 'transformation' for the Leafs

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

Melrose Fired

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.

http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=255866&lid=headline&lpos=topStory_main

Grabvoski vs Kostitsyn= What really happened?

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.

MORE BEEF + POWER PLAY

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)

Thrashers Should Rebuild!

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.