Author Archives: Trade Man

Why the leafs are so bad

Why are the leafs bad this year? Tons of reasons. Most people believe it is defense, or were too old, which is true, but in my opinion they are way too slow. Pretty much the only leafs that put on the jets when skating down the ice are kaberel and wellwood. So, here are some moves to help the leafs:

What's Wrong With Big Bert

As all Canucks fans, and most NHL fans know, Todd Bertuzzi has been invisable in 90% of Canucks games this year. I don’t know if the Steve Moore incident is still on his mind or what, but he has been awful this year.

A realistic champion in the making!

This season looks to be a loss for the leafs. Its no secret that under the new rules and salary cap, this season they simply cannot compete with they’re division rivals. this offseason looks to be pretty deep with freeagents…they’re going to be harder to land now that the leafs can’t out spend their opponents but with a good GM with a solid plan…who wouldn’t wanna play in a hockey megacity like toronto?

Calder: Who should get it

Well don’t get me wrong when I say that Sid the Kid isn’t unreal or Alex The Great shouldnt be the front runners for the Calder. But theres 2 really unreal rookies who should be infront of them.

The Toronto Maple Leafs Moves To Make

Since everyone is getting there stab at how they believe they can make the Leafs better, I think it’s my turn to add my little two cents.

Nabokov Re-signs?

According to sportsnet.ca the Sanjose Sharks and goaltender Evgeni Nabokov has reportedly agreed to a 4-year, $21.5 million US contract Saturday. The deal will pay the star goaltender about $5.375 million a year.

My crack at building the Leafs!

All you guys have posted articles as to how you’d build the Leafs, and I’ve often been told I’m the craziest far out Leafs fan, so I’m going to give it a shot.

Following the what leafs should do next season train

Alot of people are saying what has to be done soooo, heres what i think.

1) Dont take Belfours contract let him go and save some money, play telqvist as a starter and bring up aubin as back up, mabye not have a proven goalie but saving the money could get you a d man to help him out because his playing half the game alone back there anyway right now. Drop Rancine and bring up pogge and a veteran goalie, would be nice to get a guy like Sean Burke if not someone with his style, that would help pogge hopefully develop into a star.

Leafs In Desperate Need Of A Trade?

This can only be good news for us leaf fans who want to rebuild. After last nights game in Washington the leafs have lost their third veteran defencmen to an injury. After trying to skate backwards in the 1st period on the pathetic Washington ice, defencemen Ken Klee twisted his ankle.

A ''Quinn''essential Mistake

The biggest problem in Leaf land is not an lack of talent (it is argueable that the Leafs have as many prospects in their system as any other team), it is Quinn’s “loyalty to a fault” to certain players on the Leaf roster, and his refusal to make the tough decisions on behalf of the players.

Devils To Retire Legendary Scott Stevens #4 Tonight

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) – Through 22 seasons and more than 1,800 NHL games, Scott Stevens stuck to the same simple recipe for success.

Olympics Vs NHL

Who do players owe it to? Should they be forced into representing their country at the upcoming Olympics? Or should they have the choice of declining on playing at the Olympics.

Why are NHL Players in the Olympics??

I know it’s been a topic before but, I’m sorry I have to bring it up again. Some people don’t even think about this as even being a subject but, we need to discuss it.

I want to know what the NHL fans think.

Should players be allowed or should they NOT be allowed to play for the Olympics?

My take on it… NHL players should not be in the Olympics at all… here’s my reasoning.

What the leafs gonna do in the summer?

The leafs havent 1 atleast 1 cup in 30 years how horrible is that well during the offseason they better be working. The leafs have much problems like maybe goaltending and even defence. In the future we will have excellent goaltending becuase were gonna have Pogge, Rask, and Racine in our hands. The leafs should do better.

Eastern Conference more mud than studs

Looking at the Eastern Conference teams is a gaze down a muddy and dark road. It is difficult to sort out the good from the bad and I have a feeling divisional play will determine the winners and losers. So many teams in the East are involved in trade rumors that it should be mentioned, a big trade could change everything.

Best and Worst NHL Team at the draft!

Which Team has the best scouting staff.

The criteria, the most active players in the NHL drafted by a specific team. Regardless of where they play now.

Nolan Sweepstakes?

Who is going to be intreasted in Nolan? His agent claims he is going to be ready to make a comback soon.

Decision Time for Niedermayer

Anaheim Ducks defenceman Scott Niedermayer has a major decision over the next week to make. Niedermayer has been dealing with a minor knee injury that minor surgery and a couple of weeks rest will take care of. The injury does need to be addressed, the problem is when should he address it?

Olli offered a deal

according to tsn.ca…

A source close to the Florida Panthers front office told the Palm Beach Post that the team has made captain Olli Jokinen a four-year, $16 million offer and are waiting for a response.

What Do The Leafs Do?

The Toronto Maple Leafs have not won a cup in 30

years, and at this rate it could be another 30 before it happens again! The Leafs have a number

of problems they need to address in order to fix this
team for the long term, the Leafs could go for a cup
in 2-3 years if they do all of these things: