Author Archives: Trade Man

Assessing JFJ now

This summer, JFJ had a lot of work to do and decisions to make. He could not afford to sign the FA’s out there for big bucks and long term contracts. So, he did the only thing he could. He took some chances with some big upside and tried to keep the comm

In the long run would the Leafs be better off missing the playoff this year?

I feel if that the Leafs were not to make the playoffs, major changes would be made to the organization. Some of those changes would be a new coach, different player personnel and a different attitude.

Deadline Predictions – or Facts?

I’ll never claim to have Eklund-like ‘connections’. But, I have some, (and more than the newspaper) lol.

None of these are SURE things. They’re just ‘interior buzz’.

Ducks Get A Goalie!

Mighty Ducks of Anaheim acquired goaltender Jani Hurme from the Atlanta Thrashers in exchange for forward Joel Stepp. Listed on TSN. Could this be a precursor to the ducks getting rid of Giguere

Unsettling Times for Leafs

With a full lineup last night the Leafs did not look impressive. What needs to be done? Is this a playoff bound team? Is making the playoffs and probably being defeated in the first round of prime importance or is positioning yourself for next year and beyond the proper focus?

Why are the Leafs under pressure to make the Playoffs?

Why? Well, the first reason is that the playoffs for the most part is free money. Thats right, FREE.

Pat Quinn You Gotta Go

You can question the selections up and down, use the excuse that Canada should have used youth, but it boils down to one thing. System. That has Pat Quinn written all over it. It was hard to watch this team play just like the Leafs. I don’t understand how elite players are caught cycling the puck down low, stifling their offensive creativity, as if they were average NHL plumbers, looking lost doing so. That’s not players, that’s system, and that’s Pat Quinn.

Its Only a Matter of Time…

Washington Capitals defenseman Brendan Witt

knows his days in Washington are coming to an

end soon, reports the Washington Post.

Cheering AGAINST the Leafs

I have been a Leaf fan all my life. This is the first time I can ever remember cheering against the Leafs. I was actually disappointed last night when they tied it 2-2.

Time to rebuild

The Maple Leafs are clearly not going to win the cup this year, unless they pull a miracle out of their arse.

Canucks make a deal?

A radio station in Phoenix (Xtra sports 910AM) is reporting that the Canucks have traded for Mike Ricci, Denis Gauthier and Sean O’Donnell in exchange for Ryan Kesler, the rights to Kiril Koltsov and a second round pick.

Lindros is almost a Guarenteed for Tuesday Vs. Washington

The Leafs-Breakfast with Bill Waters on the Fan 590 is reporting that Lindros has had a successful FULL CONTACT practice with the rest of the Team and baring any last minute cancellations from the team doctor is Good to Go Tonight on his 33RD Birthday.

Shane Doan to the Flyers? + Primeau Update

There’s a rumor floating about, that involves the Phoenix Coyates sending Shane Doan and a D-man to the Flyers for R.J. Umberger and Matt Ellison, 1st round pick and two 2nd round picks. But Keith Primeau might hold up this trade.

Cujo, staying or leaving? Opinions?

Well, I was currently browsing the internet when I came upon this little site…. >

Interview with Code

Here’s the second hockey writer interview, this time from www.hockeynations.com ‘s the code.

Lindros Set to Return

It seems as though Eric Lindros is finally ready to return to the line-up in Toronto according to TSN.

What Do The Leafs Do?

There has been a rush of these type of articles, some of them credible some of them idiotic, this one will look to set them straight.

Toskala Re-signed

TSN.CA REPORTED TODAY THE SAN JOSE SHARKS HAVE RE-SIGNED GOALTENDER VESA TOSKALA TO A TWO-YEAR CONTRACT EXTENSION WORTH $1.375 MILLION.

www.tsn.ca

www.spectorshockey.net

Interesting Canuck Stats

The Canucks are, in fantasy, in big trouble.

Bertuzzi still has the Steve Moore incident in his head and is having an average season. He did pass 500 career points this year though. He has 53 pts in 59 games.

For Debatable Fan Interest – Belfour for M-A. Poulit (EDM)

This one is mere specualtion on my part. And has no foundation whatsoever.

In the Event that the Toronto Maple Leafs (or Laughs) should tank the season and presumably rebuild, who should we acquire from a “prospect” basis.

Think this through before submitting.