Author Archives: Trade Man
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)
With Ed Belfour likely playing his last year with the team and Mikael Tellqvist playing a solid back up role along with the strong number of leafs goaltending prospects in the system leaf fans must be happy with the sudden turn around of fortune this teams goaltending outlook has taken.
Bryan McCabe, Toronto’s powerful pointman and powerplayquarterback is day-to-day with a groin injury. He will miss Tueday’s tilt against the Vancouver Canucks but will have time to rest before Phoenix visits Toronto.
The New York Rangers have accquired Petr Sykora and a fourth-round pick from the Mighty Ducks in exchange for Maxim Kondratiev. That explains why he was a healthy scratch in his last game.
I heard earlier on MOJO 640 in Toronto that the Maple Leafs are in a 3 way deal with the Pens and the Devils.
There is so much talk regarding the likes of Sidney Crosby and Alexander Ovechkin, and who will be the winner of this years Calder Trophy.
There are so many people who like to bash Sidney Crosby (for some reason), and put Ovechkin on some sort of pedastel.
There is a strong possiblity that by the trade deadline the leafs will have a new defenseman!
How injuries and good decisions cap wise, have put Colorado in place to improve Goaltending, Defense and jump start Milan Hejduk’s season
TEAM: New Jersey Devils
RECORD: 18 – 18 – 5 39pts 120GF 131GA
Place in Conference: 10 (1pt out of 8th)
Injured Players: No major injuries
Team Point Leader: Brian Gionta 23G 19A 42pts +2
To that end, general manager Mike O’Connell said he has been giving serious consideration to picking up Alexander Mogilny, the aging Russian sniper who cleared waivers yesterday at noon.
TEAM: TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING
Place in Conference: 7th
Injured Players: Fredrik Modin, Rob DiMaio
After seeing highlights of the 4-1 loss against the St- Louis Blues, I think it’s inevitable that a change is needed for Vancouver. Either they need better defence, better offence or better goaltending.
Can surprising teams like Carolina and the Rangers keep it up? Or will teams like the Bruins and Sharks come back to life and make a run for it? Will Eric Staal stay hot? Can anyone stop Jagr?
Who’s the hottest team right now? Who’s the coldest? It’s all in here…..
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Say you could add one player to your team. Who would you add? Who is the one best player that could make the difference for your team?
Let’s get this HTR Fun section kicked off right. HTR Fun is meant to be an area of the site where members can debate cartain topics.
The first debate is the following;
What was the best trade in NHL History?
A complete listing of the 2006 Free Agents. See who is going to be unrestricted this July.
I know what your thinking. Another tedious article about the over-lavished Maple Leafs. Leaf fans everywhere grabbing ridiculous and preposterous trade rumors out of a hat in an attempt to look informative by calling it ‘inside information’. By no means am I Mr. Perfect, I am guilty just like every one of my peers. It is our nature to speculate, it is our nature to exonerate. As Leaf fans, we expect only the best out of our beloved franchise and when that does not occur we fantasize about the best players launching our team to a level of triumph. Contributing to the fact, the Toronto Maple Leafs are arguably the most loved and the most hated team in the NHL.