Author Archives: Trade Man

Bruins fire GM O'Connell

The Boston Bruins fired GM Mike O’Connell today.

Wanted: Young, bright, innovative mind to lead a promising NHL franchise…

With the playoffs fast approaching, the fans of the teams fighting for the last spots are sitting on the edge of their seats hoping their team can make one last push to secure a chance to compete for Lord Stanley’s Cup.

While those of us who have been eliminated (in my case since Halloween) sit and stew over what changes need to be made to our teams…

Baseball Season Preview Still A Go!

Today I got my computer back and am putting the season preview into high gear. We may not be able to make opening day but I won’t let all the work I did go down the drain.

SHOULD THE DEVILS BRING BACK MOGILNY?

NEW YORK POST: Mark Everson today reported on the Devils woeful offensive production and with the trade deadline past, suggested it may be time for GM Lou Lamoriello to recall veteran forward Alexander Mogilny from their farm club. Lamoriello sent Mogilny down earlier this season as a payroll cutting measure.

Scott Stevens in The Hockey Hall Of Fame…Why?

Scott Stevens was selected 5th overall by the

Washington Capitals in the 1982 draft. Over the

years he has had two other destinations other

than Washington. 1 year with St. Louis in 1990-91

and 13 years with New Jersey since.

Blues have new Owner

Finally after all this time the Blues have a new owner and they can finally start being a little more active the rebuilding process.

http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/news_story/?ID=159889&hubname=

Flyers sign Denis Gauthier to Three-Year Extension

The Philadelphia Flyers anounced today that they have signed defenseman Denis Gauthier to a three year extension.

http://www.philadelphiaflyers.com/pressbox/archive/2517.asp

Belfour Done for Year

According to TSN.CA Belfour is done for the year. This is great news for all Maple Leaf fans as Telqvist is having a much stronger year and has better numbers in every goalie stat. Jean Sebastian Aubin will be called up as his backup for the rest of the year.

Pens Hopes Lie On the Ice

The Pittsburgh Penguins have once again established themselves as the worst team in the NHL. There was plenty of hope in Steeltown when the team won the draft lottery and ultimately the rights to Sidney Crosby. The team then added several talented veterans to surround the young phenom. Playoff aspirations were in the air. But the wheels fell off as players got hurt, retired or performed well below expectations and the Pens returned to their last place standing.

Heated Playoff race in the West

The final 4 spots for the Western conference playoffs are very tight and will come down to the the last few games:

5th Colorado 82 pts.

6th Anaheim 80 pts.

7th Vancouver 80 pts.

8th Edmonton 79 pts.

9th Los Angeles 79 pts.

10th San Jose 78 pts.

Jaromir Jagr or Joe Thornton…. hmm

Well with 15 games left I think its pretty clear as to whom the MVP candidates are…..

KINGS FIRE ANDY MURRAY!!!

Sportsnet.ca and hockey central are reporting the LA kings have fired head coach Andy Murray.

My Leaf plan

Prepare for an exsessively long article about the relatively short team future of the Leafs.

CHL- Road to the Memorial Cup

The drive towards the Memorial Cup has begun. The CHL 2005-06 regular season was capped off by an amazing 11-point performance by Quebec Rempart’s forward Alexander Radulov (NAS). Can the league’s top scorer lead the Remparts to a Memorial Cup birth? Calgary Hitmen goalie Justin Pogge (TOR) is the leading candidate for the CHL MVP honours and the Hitmen will need him to elevate his game beyond World Junior Championship levels if they want to become WHL champions. The Peterborough Petes and the London Knights look to be on a collision course for OHL supremacy but the Brampton Battalion and Kitchener Rangers may throw a wrench into those plans. I will also add my two cents by predicting the individual league champions and who will take home the Memorial cup.

What The Leafs Should Be Doing

Alright, I’m making it clear that this is not a suggestion of trades or rumors but rather an opinionated gameplan of mine if I was the GM. I hate the constant Leaf rumors as much as the next guy, I’m unbiased, and not really fan. That’s where I come in, and besides it’ll be pretty interesting to see what really happens in Toronto this offseason. After all, they may very well be the most scrutinized team in the NHL. (Toronto being like one of the biggest hockey towns in the world.)

Deadline Day – Fantasy Fallout Pt.II

Written by Darryl Dobbs from www.dobberhockey.com

A high amount of trades on March 8th and 9th, but not so much in terms of fantasy impact. Here is a look at what the deals mean to your hockey pool, by team:

Flyers poised for cup run?????

What a year this has been for Philly, decimated by injuries, yet somehow still within striking range of winning the division. Credit Hitch***** for doing a good job keeping this team in the runnings for first place in the division.

How to build a winner…

I can’t believe I’m saying this, but the Ottawa Senators built their hockey team better then any other team, and there are a few reasons why.

Notable 2006 NHL UFA Crop

Here is a list that I have compiled of the most notable unrestricted free agents that will hit the market starting July 1st. As you can see there are several interesting players that can help teams in need, this coming off season.

Realistic Leafs Moves

If the Leafs make it to the playoffs or don’t here

are some realistic moves the Leafs could do: