Author Archives: Trade Man
Written by Frank Mazzola, Rotoexperts.com Staff Writer
Frank Mazzola takes a look at the NHL’s Eastern Conference and keeps you up to date on the latest developments.
New Jersey Devils
Patrik Elias (LW, NJ) is quietly putting together an amazing season; and he is on pace to reach somewhere around 92 points. He’s been brutally hot as of late, notching 11 points over his last ten games (three of them on the power play), and going plus-4 at the same time. As hard to believe as it may be, he’s actually unowned in a small percentage of leagues, which means there are quite a few fantasy hockey players out there not paying attention.
With the Olympics now 1 year away, I thought it would be time to pick my 2010 Team Canada. The team will consist of 13 forwards 7 defensemen, and 3 goalies. I’ll also include a taxi squad of 4 forwards, and 4 defenseman. I don’t know why I chose that number…I just did.
According to the Vancouver Province, the Canucks are heading into the trade deadline as buyers and have plenty of money under the salary cap to spend on new players.
The Senators new Coach has invigarated his team, but he has squarely placed Dany Heatley in his dog-house. The truth of the matter is Heatley has some of the best hands in the league and is a pure sniper, but not once since 2 seasons ago Has Heatley ever put the team on his back like Spezza and Alfie have led the Sens to victory.
The Montreal Canadiens struggles continue and many Hab fans are voicing their displeasure with Alexei Kovalev. It is well known that under the right cir*****stances Kovalev is an elite NHL player but for some reason at the present time he is playing very poorly and it appears that he is very short on confidence.
Tsn.ca is reporting that the Toronto Maple Leafs have waived Jeremy Williams. If he does clear waivers he will report to the Toronto Marlies of the AHL.
In other news thestar.com is reporting that as many as three teams are showing interest in Mark Bell. It is also noted that that Leafs would be very “cooperative” in making any deal to move Bell.
I want to start off by saying, as a die-hard Habs fan, seeing the way they have been playing lately, makes me want to do just that…die! They are playing the western conferences’ mediocre teams and losing as if they were playing the “powerhouses” of the NHL. *sigh* anyways… I’m not going to sugarcoat it, the Habs stink worse than a mexican restaurant’s bathroom.
Anyways, to my point of this article
Over the past couple of days, weeks, and months, I’ve been reading leafs rumours that have been absolutely ridiculous and make no sense at all. I’ve decided to write what I think the leafs should, and realistically, could do. Here it goes, by the way this is my first article so comments are welcome.
The Pittsburgh Post Gazette is reporting that Sergei Gonchar is set to return to action once again and it is believed that he will play this upcoming Saturday night. Also with the Penguins it is believed that they are interested in finding a winger to play along side Sidney Crosby.
The FourthPeriod.com is reporting that the Montreal Canadiens are stepping up their search for a defenseman. In their report it is noted that some of the players who the Habs may have interest in include Derek Morris, Kaberle and Pronger.
Yahoo Sports is reporting that the Thrashers “say that they will not trade Kovalchuk.” It is noted that the Thrashers have not had any plans to trade their Russian Superstar and that all talk of a possible deal has only been a bad rumor.
NJ.com is reporting that the Devils may have interest in several big names heading into the trade deadline.
Ok, so I know I’m suggesting alot….but it is time to blow it up, and actually BLOW IT UP! No more tinkering.
No one is safe and most of them will go in my world. With that said, hold on to your hats…cuz here we go.