Author Archives: Trade Man
This could be the last hurrah for this flock of Ducks. With only 9 players under contract, the team is likely going to try and take one last run and pretty much start fresh next season.
The following are due to be UFAs: Brendan Morrison, Todd Marchant, Rob Niedermayer, Sammy Pahlsson, Travis Moen, George Parros, Brad Larsen, Scott Niedermayer, Kent Huskins, Francois Beauchemin, Bret Hedican, Steve Montador
Ok… I want to start some debate with this one. This might have already been done before but I haven’t seen anything like it so here goes: ranking the top ten players in the league. This includes not only this season’s performance but the overall prestige behind the player. For example: Martin St. Louis, despite having a worse season than David Krejci would still be ranked ahead based on past performance. I know, not the most concrete formula, but this is all subjective and meant to stir arguments.
The Hartford Courant is reporting that city officials have met with NHL commissioner Gary Bettman to discuss plans for a new area in an attempt to lure an NHL team back to Hartford.
Yes I realize this is way too early to be doing predictions but I am putting them up anyways.
1. Boston Bruins – Despite losing Sturm for the year and Kessel for an extended period of time, the Bruins have way too much depth to squander a 9 point lead with two games in hand to washington. expect 110-115 points easily.
The Tennessean is reporting that Predators head coach Barry Trotz is not in danger of being fired despite the teams recent poor play.
Now that the 21 of the Rangers are done for the week, and the King is off the Montréal, I’d like to take some time to review where they are at, what’s gone wrong, what has to improve, playoff outlook, draft situation, Sean Avery speculation, and brief look at 09-10.
I am sick and tired of all of this nonsense about taking fighting out or adding rules like the OHL. If you add those rules:
a game misconduct and an automatic one-game suspension for players who remove their helmets or undo their chinstraps before or during fights.
With the All-Star game not too far ahead, there will be plenty of offensive excitement and goal scoring to look forward to. The most exciting players in the world will meet in Montreal this weekend to face off and prove themselves as the most dominant, exciting players in the NHL. In honour of the All-Star week I would like to present the 5 most exciting teams (and 5 least exciting teams) in the NHL leading up to the break.
NJ.com is speculating that the Devils most likely have their sites set on a defenseman prior to the trade deadline.
The Toronto Sun is reporting that Mark Bell believes that his days with the Leafs organization are numbered.
It is about 5 months until the long awaited 2009 Entry Draft. Here is a little mock draft I cooked up about which team will be getting which player, what I know about the player, and justification for the team that gets him.
The Denver Post is reporting that Peter Forsberg is on the comeback path.
The Ottawa Sun is reporting that teams could be lining up for the Sens Ruutu and Kuba.