Author Archives: Trade Man

The Fans Or The Coach And GM, Take Your Pick

The Leafs are heading into the olympic break with two brutal losses to the Rangers and are currently out of the playoff picture.

Canada Wins 16-0 over Italy on Saturday.

Yes 16-0 for Canada’s womens team should it count as a blowout. Just remember they Italy are ranked 17th in the world and olny reason there there is because they are hosting the Torino Olympics.

So to count this a blowout isnt really far,We all know Canada was going to walk all over them beause they are really young and are in the divison D.

Leafy NHL Update: Olympic Trade Freeze Edition

There is bound to be at least a little activity today. I have plans, so I won’t be home to hear about it, which kinda sucks, but the movie starts at three, I’ll bring a radio.

The good old days

I’d like to be back in the days where there were no trade rumors, and most players spent they’re entire career on one club.

Can The Isles Be Saved? (Just a long-winded opinion)

Since I moved to SC 3 yrs. ago, I’ve been out of the loop somewhat on the NHL since there is little to no coverage down here. I’ve tried like hell to follow my team this year and what little I’ve seen has made me sick to my stomach. Where can I begin?

2006 Olympic Hockey Preview Part 1: Group A

The Olympics are fast approaching and the beginning of the Men’s Tournament is less than a week away. Here is part 1 of a 3 part preview of the games. In this part, we preview Group A, excluding Canada as they will be previewed in Part 3.

Leaf rumors finally pleasing me…

Every deadline there are at least a few hundred Leaf rumors floating around. The thing that scared me is that most of them were for soft players like Kovalev. My preference in players is a Canadian who can hit, an American ain’t so bad either, but I like the North American game.

Was Wayne Involved?

The Score ticker is reporting that New Jersey Law Enforcement had a wire tap on Wayne Gretzky’s telephone. During a conversation, Wayne was heard refering to “Operation Slapshot” before the police had officialy made it public Monday.

Is Bill Watters floating, or is there something to this?

Last night on Leafs TV, Bill Watters was quoted as saying that the Toronto Maple Leafs are looking to cut about 3 million dollars or so from their payroll, possibly by trading a player or two for no return, just to make a deal offered to them earlier this week by the Colorado Avalanche.

Arnason to Toronto?

The Daily Herald speculates about a possible trade between Chicago and Toronto:

http://www.dailyherald.com/sports/blackhawks.asp?id=152209

Please pay attention. What the Leafs should do!

Here is what the Leafs should do to improve their team for a chance to win the cup. They have to admit that this year they aren’t a Stanley Cup contender and trade some of their assets for prospects and then sign some free agents in the offseason.

Boston and Tampa Swap Players…..

Sources from NHL world are reporting that Tampa and Boston have swapped players in a minor deal on February 8th. Tampa sending Goalie Brian Eklund to Boston for LW Zdenek Blatny.

Wild Ready To Deal?

There have been many rumors circulating the Minnesota Wild will soon deal Dwayne Rolosn but
today the St. Paul Pioneer Press reported that the
Wild are looking to deal these 4 defenseman, Willie Mitchell, Filip Kuba, Andrei Zyuzin, and Daniel Tjarnqvst.

Bouwmeester to replace Neidermayer!!!

According to tsn.ca Florida Panthers defenceman Jay Bouwmeester has been added to the Canadian Olympic team to take the place of injured Ducks defenceman Scott Niedermayer.

Niedermayer backs out of Team Canada

According to TSN.ca:

Mighty Ducks of Anaheim defenceman Scott Niedermayer has decided that he will not be playing for Canada at the 2006 Winter Olympic Games in Torino.

Who Needs What….

As we all know, teams that will make the playoffs usually address key concerns at the deadline. Here are the six division leaders and what they will need to make a push for the cup…

Cheechoo And Nabokov Locked in

According to Sportsnet both Nabokov and Cheechoo have signed to mulit-year deals with hopes of San Jose becoming a legitimate contender in the West.

Czerkawski Doesn't Mind Trade

According to the National Post, Marius Czerkawski might be a possibility for bait as leafs are looking for a defensemen.

Tocchet implicated in gambling ring

Phoenix Coyotes assistant coach Rick Tocchet financed a nationwide sports gambling ring in which about a dozen current NHL players placed bets, authorities said Tuesday.

Primeau Done For The Season?

The writing looks like it is on the wall Big Keith Primeau. From the sounds of it they are trying to stall for a bit of time. I think we can read into Hatcher becoming the latest Flyers Captain. If Keith is to be out for the rest of the season, look for the Flyers to try and fill this hole. Not going to be easy to find a true warrior like him. I think this is really what they are lacking other than healthy bodies.