Author Archives: Trade Man
This weekend is going to be a huge weekend for hockey fans everywhere.There are few people who will not be watching to see what happens in this huge event……
According to www.hockeybuzz.com, the Owen Nolan sweepstakes are heating up. The often injured winger hasn’t played so far this season, however his presence could of be of huge help to some teams. Accordingly, the teams most interested in his services include San Jose, Ottawa and Montreal.
Atlanta has had what could delicately be called a roller coaster season thus far. Blockbuster trade, goaltending merry-go-round, a spark from unexpected sources, a less than cordial homecoming and giving someone “the finger”.
According to this website, Bob Clarke will browse the market for a possible trade if Captain Keith Primeau is not back in action by the Olympic break.
According to this website, Petr Nedved, who hasn’t scored a goal since Oct. 25th, is possibly on his way out from Phoenix. Comments made by the head coach, Wayne Gretzky, have only strengthened this rumor.
Roto-hockey owners take note! Your weekly review of next week’s transactions/reserves/activations should include more than the amount of games upcoming in the next week, or a perusal of the ‘who’s hot and who’s not’ list.
New York Rangers
5th Place in Eastern Conference
2nd Place in Atlantic
Boston Rumors has them given up on making the playoff’s this year and soon a fire sale on the horizon if it stay’s as bad as it’s been for Boston this season.
And for the Rangers According to TSN.ca in Detroit
Darius Kasparaitis didn’t play after mildly spraining his knee in warm up’s bumping with Dominic Moore and had to be helped off the ice.
Do I smell a legend coming back to NYC?
Roberto Luongo turned down the Panthers first offer of $30 Million 5 year contract.
Since New Years Eve, one word could describe the Phoenix Coyotes: Dismal. Four games, four losses and four spots away from the coveted 8th and final playoff spot. Only six goals for and a staggering 21 goals against.
A season proformance tonight in Buffalo changed all that.
This year could be the most interesting of any Trade Deadline of past years, mainly because of the new Salary Cap regulations. Plenty of players will be available for teams pickings mainly because of their salary or their lack of performance.
The Top Ten Forward’s(THIS POST)
The Top Ten D-Men(NEXT POST)
The Top Five Goaltender’s(3rd POST)
This Post Will Go Through The Three Best At The Forward Positions:
3 Right Wingers
3 Left Winger
And Then The Best Overall Player By Week:
(sources:research through player rankings:TSN,CBS Sports,ESPN, average along with current play)
According to TSN.CA, Mike Milbury will be stepping down as GM of the New York Islanders:
“Owner Charles Wang announced at a new conference Thursday that Milbury would step down as GM once a replacement for him was found.
With the new speedy NHL and the one year break some players have been able to recuperate into the stars they once were while others have seized the opprutinity and stunned the rest of the hockey nation. Here’s my top ten……..
TEAM: Philadelphia Flyers
1st in Atlantic – 7 points ahead of NYR
1st in East – 1 point ahead of OTT
1st in NHL – 1 point ahead of OTT/DET
Stars Acquire Janne Niinimaa and a 5th round pick in a move that sees the Stars send John Erskine and a 2nd round pick to the Islanders.
As reported here last week Tampa Bay Lightning Captain Dave Andreychuk has now officially been put on waivers.
Newsday is reporting that within 24 hours Mike Milbury will pull the trigger…
TEAM: Anaheim Mighty Ducks
Place in Conference: 10th in the conference (43 points) 6 points out of the playoffs.
Injured Players: Rob Niedermayer (concussion out indefinitely)
Sandis Ozolinsh (NHL-NHLPA substance abuse/behavioral health program Out indefinitely)