Author Archives: Trade Man

NYI to be sellers

The Brooklyn Eagle reporting:

Mike Milbury & Coach Shaw stated after the Olympic break that the Isles needed to pocket 8 out of 10 potential points over the five games leading to the trade deadline. Hitting this total of 8 points would determine if the Isles would be buyers or sellers at the deadline. Following the loss last night to Washington, the best they could hit would be six points over the five games and therefore are now going to be sellers.

Quinn has had to go for 3 years now

I hear a lot of people hopping on the “get rid of Quinn” bandwagon. Well it’s about time. I have been saying this for at least 3 years now. The Leafs have had some marked success in the last few years, but it has had nothing to do with Pat Quinn. Only in Toronto will one of the greatest players in the game get the same ice time as the average Joe on most teams. And only in Toronto will he be lined up with the worst and most average players on the team. Mats Sundin is a potential 90-point getter, even more, but he doesn’t get the ice time, and he doesn’t get the linemates, and he hasn’t for almost 4 years now.

Mark Parrish Traded?

RDS is reporting that Mark Parrish has been traded, but they don’t know where yet.

McCabe Rejects Offer

TSN is reporting that Bryan McCabe today rejected the Leafs’ latest offer of a reported $16M over 4 years.

Who Will Be Buyers, Who Will Be Sellers?

Lately people have been wondering which teams will be buyers and which will be sellers and which will make little or few moves (neutral):

McCabe Information to fuel the fire –

Bryan McCabe did OFFICIALLY reject a contract:

4 years at $16.5 million.

Watters and Kypreos claim that no new offer sheet was ever sent to him, but that part is speculation.

Recchi and Leclair on Block

The Pittsburgh Penguins have reportedly called every team in the NHL and has said that left winger,

John LeClair and right winger, Mark Recchi are both availible.

Norstrom Re-signs

Chalk off yet another big name from this summer’s free-agent market.

Veteran star defenceman Mattias Norstrom has agreed to a $8.5-million US, two-year contract extension. The Kings had not yet made the announcement official but a source confirmed the deal.

Toronto and Phoenix close?

Okay, take this for exactly what it is, a rumour.

Phoenix has been knocking on Toronto’s door recently, and now seems to be stepping up into the Ed Belfour talk. It appears as though Phoenix is seriously trying to get Ed Belfour from Toronto, and has a package of players that they would be willing to move, in exchange for the right pieces from the Maple Leafs. Reports out of Phoenix are indicating that the Coyotes would ship Mike Comrie, Curtis Joseph, and one of either Paul Mara or Derek Morris to Toronto, but their list of demands is high. In return, the ‘Yotes want Belfour, along with two young bright spots in Toronto’s depth charts, Kyle Wellwood and Andy Wozniewski.

Go…Habs…GO?

I grew up watching Leafs games with my father. We went to games whenever we could afford/find tickets, we watched the games while he called business clients and I did my homework and we got dressed up in our best blue and whites every playoff game.

Warning: A Trade is coming

As deadline day approaches, now only three more days, all of us hockey fans and sitting back and patiently waiting for our favorite NHL team to pull the trigger. With all the big names floating around we all crave that speedy cener to fill out our top line or that rugged 6’0+ Defensman to step in and lead our core. I’ve been sitting back here for days now, watching Leaf fans (and other teams as well) post their fantasy deadline deals and rumors that they want to become reality. So I thought…. this would be a great time to make my first post on HTR. I felt the need to post what I want my favorite team to do on deadline day. If anybody read or payed any attention to my (sometimes dumb) comments, you would probably know that my favorite team is the Montreal Canadiens.

Eagle considering flight plan (Toronto Star)

According to the Toronto Star, Eddie Belfour’s days, as have been speculated, may be over.

Trade Deadline Looms II

Written by Darryl Dobbs from www.dobberhockey.com

The Olympic break is over, and the trade deadline is March 9th. Here are some available commodities and rumors – from a fantasy perspective of course.

Mighty Ducks report

And from a 2 week delay, heres the next Mighty Ducks report for this weeks action.

Leafs Deadline Shopping List

There are two scenarios that the Leafs could be in by the NHL trade deadline on March 9th. If they beat Montreal on Tuesday, they will be 5 points out of the final playoffs spot. They will be buyers, if they lose to Montreal on Tuesday they will be 9 points out of the last playoff spot, then they will be sellers.

Lindros needs wrist surgery!

from NHL.com:

TORONTO (AP) – Maple Leafs forward Eric Lindros will undergo surgery after tearing a ligament in his right wrist Saturday against the Ottawa Senators.

Oiler's Free Agent Signing…

According to Sportsnet West (Edmonton Oiler’s Broadcast), the Edmonton Oilers have signed former Oiler forward Rem Murray. Terms undisclosed……He is suiting up with the Oil against the Nashville Predators today.

Montreal game will be HUGE!!

If we beat Montreal we are 5 points out, and then Ferguson will likely be a buyer, if we lose and fall 9 points out, then theres going to be an auction selling McCabe, Belfour, and Allison

Maple Leaf forum survey

State of Panic: Leaf Edition

There are a few teams in a state of panic. I’m going to try to show how I’d build each of those teams to be champions if I were the GM, I’d like to start with my favorite team, the Toronto Maple Leafs.