Author Archives: Trade Man
1. Wild, Tanguay talking
2. At long last, Heatley to speak
3. Marleau doesn’t view himself as guy taking the fall — but he won’t discuss the NTC in his contract
Brian Burke cut through the Toronto Maple Leafs dressing room at the Air Canada Centre the other day to discover a crowded workout room.
The Canucks have 5 legit top 6 NHL defenders. Salo, Bieksa, Edler, and Mitchell are all considered top 4 defenders. Shane O’Brien is a steady 3rd pairing defender. After that there’s some question marks though.
After winning the Stanley Cup back in 2007, it would have appeared as though the Anaheim Ducks were falling into the path of tailing off after success like most teams of this era. The team bowed out meekly in 2008 falling in round 1 in 5 games. They then had an up and down 2009 year that resulted in them barely making the playoffs.
The Stone Age Folks over at the CBC, have started to show signs that the old additive “Quality is better than Quantity” is making it’s way up the anal cavity to their heads. In the upcoming season we will be able to see more NHL hockey rather than AHL Goon crap coming out of the center of the universe. This means that the quality of hockey is more important than the number of people watching. Thank The Hockey Gods
DEREK VAN DIEST
Mike Comrie is hopeful the work he’s put in this off-season pays off.
The local product and former Edmonton Oiler is healthy heading into the new campaign.
The problem, however, is that he has yet to sign with an NHL team.
GARY LOEWEN, SUN MEDIA
The San Jose Sharks have stripped Patrick Marleau of the captaincy and taken the “A” from Joe Thornton.
Marleau and Thornton would seem to be the scapegoats for the Sharks’ annual lack of teeth during the playoffs.
The Detroit Red Wings added some size and veteran presence up front by agreeing on a one-year contract with former Red Wing Todd Bertuzzi.
Kessel relegated to playing waiting game
MARLEAU NO LONGER CAPTAIN OF SHARKS
Flyers Not Interested in Heatley
STEVE SIMMONS, SUN MEDIA
Chris Chelios asked the Maple Leafs for a job yesterday — and he wasn’t talking about off the ice.
And he wasn’t kidding, either.