Author Archives: Trade Man

What we need to win the cup!

For the past 6 years we’ve bought our teams, where are we now. If we want a cup we’ve got to build our team.

Richards On His Way Out?

according to hockeybuzz.com Tampa Bay’s Brad Richards is getting a lot of attention.

S.O.S. Leafs Need Defensive Help NOW!

The last 10 games for the Leafs have been somewhat of a joke, and an embarrasment. Even though, they beat Florida, thats not anything to boast about.

Lets examine there problems, and what needs to be addressed.

Aucoin out 4-6 weeks with dislocated shoulder

Chicago Blackhawks defenceman Adrian Aucoin has a dislocated right shoulder and will be out of the lineup for four to six weeks, the team announced Tuesday.

Aucoin suffered the injury during Sunday’s game against Calgary when he fell with his right arm extended as he hit the ice. (according to nhl.com)

MCcabe is back to the game!

Brian MCcabe is now back from a groin injury, he will be playing tonight against the Lightning maybe the Leafs can win a second.

Bruins pick up Langfeld but lose Anderson

According to TSN.ca/nhl, the Boston Bruins picked up off waivers from San Jose, winger Josh Langfeld. But Boston also lost because of waivers newly acquired goaltender Craig Anderson. Anderson dressed for a few games as Thomas’ backup but since the return of Raycroft from an apparent knee injury which therefore forced the Bruins to move him.

Realistic Moves for The Leafs

Everytime a Maple Leaf story is up, people come up with these crazy trades about mutliple player trades to teams to get a good return. The real world does not operate like a NHL 2006 for your gaming system. With the Leafs using a lot of their salary cap on junk players, you have to look within the organization to make the right moves.

Ed Jovanovski out of the Olympics.

Ed Jovanovski will not par take in the Olympics, because he will undergo a lower abdominal surgical procedure on Wednesday in Philadelphia and will be lost to the Vancouver Canucks for at least six weeks. Which means who will fill his spot?

Weight to the 'Canes!

Canes add some Weight

Sportsnet.ca — The St. Louis Blues continue to clean house.

Sportsnet has learned the Blues have sent Doug Weight to Carolina.

Details to follow…

The Toronto Maple Leafs

As a die-hard leaf fan every year ill always believe that the maple leafs will win the cup. This year is no different…with the help of a few changes of course. This 8 game losing skid that we’re on is disgusting because not only are we missing the playoffs because of this but most of these games we could of easily won!!!!:(..Who do i blame? I blame PAT QUINN!

Rangers' Power Play

I think the Rangers bigest problem isn’t necesarily that they don’t have a PP QB, it’s that they don’t shoot a whole lot. This has been a problem pretty much their entire non-playoff trend of late. They look for one or two set up one-timers and if they don’t get it, they don’t shoot it.

Conference battles in full force midway through Season

A cursory glance of the NHL Conferences reveals some interesting trends and sets up the 2nd half for what will be some amazing hockey. As always…it is time for the cream to rise to the top. Here are my opinions on who is rising up and who is going down.

Mighty Duck Report

Hello again, this is the Mighty Ducks report for the past week.

Hatcher Named Flyer's Captain

With the uncertainty of Keith Primeau’s health, the Flyers have named defenseman Derian Hatcher the 14th captain in franchise history. Hatcher, who was signed as a free agent by the club this summer, will wear the “C” until Primeau returns from his concussion.

CHL-February Edition

Now that the world junior hockey championship is over, the CHL can now return its focus back to the Memorial Cup race. The Peterborough Petes are looking like the early favorites in the OHL and are pulling away from the rest of the league. There is a great battle for tops in the QMJHL and out west, Justin Pogge is leading the Calgary Hitmen to WHL supremacy. In this issue, we will profile Nashville, Tampa Bay, and Detroit prospects. Also, the latest International Scouting Service top 15 rankings for the 2006 NHL Entry Draft is out and there are a few surprises.

Belfour for Peca???

This is pure speculation, so don’t get mad at this, but could Belfour be headed to Edmonton for Mike Peca?

SAMSONOV AND RAYCROFT TO CHICAGO?

Samsonov trade rumors blow in from the Windy City

Bruins general manager Mike O’Connell is on record that he has no intention of trading goalie Andrew Raycroft, but that won’t stop the drumbeat of the rumor mill.

Keenan Claims Yakubov

The top of the Blackhawks website is now confirming the Florida Panthers have claimed Center Mikhail Yakubov off waivers from the Hawks.

Interestingly, the Panthers site has not reported this yet.

http://www.chicagoblackhawks.com/

Toronto and Boston talking again?

Just a quick note, I heard rumblings about it earlier in the week, and now it seems to be picking up some momentum. It appears that the Toronto Maple Leafs and Boston Bruins are talking again, only Brian Leetch’s name isn’t in the mix.

Who is the Early Season MVP

So far we are past the ½ way mark of the season, and a lot of players of come out of nowhere and put up huge numbers. Others have just kept up the pace they were going at before the lockout. And others have more or less, resurrected their careers. But who is the early season MVP?