Author Archives: Trade Man
The turnaround by the Boston Bruins into one of the league’s elite has come as a mild surprise. But truth be told, the team has used all means to build a quality squad to compete and they should serve as a model that teams should follow.
The key for the B’s has been the draft. 9 regulars have come via the draft and have been key contributors to the team’s rise.
1995 – PJ Axelsson
2003 – Mark Stuart, Patrice Bergeron
2004 David Krejci, Matt Hunwick
2005 – Matt Lashoff, Vladimir Sobotka
2006 – Phil Kessel, Milan Lucic
Scott Burnside of ESPN provides a great listing of the players who could be available prior to the trade deadline. Some of the names on this list are the names that are often mentioned right here at HTR however it is always fun to see names such as Kovalchuck, Steve Sullivan, Gaborik and others mentioned as possibilities to be moved.
Tampa Bay Online is reporting that the off again on again Lecavailer trade rumors appear to be once again … on again.
TSN.ca is reporting that there should be a conclusion to the Martin Gerber saga today. One highly speculated rumor is that Murray will ship Gerber to the Flames to become Kiprusoff’s backup.
The Chicago Daily Herald is reporting that there are many players such as Mike Sillinger, Bill Guerin Nik Antropov and Chris Neil who the Hawks will look to target before the trade deadline.
Boston.com is reporting that the Bruins could be looking to make some moves that could include picking up some veteran players before the deadline.
Larry Brooks of the New York Post is reporting that the Rangers should have interest in Bill Guerin and that the Rangers are carrying too much extra in terms of contracts which is leaving them with little to no wiggle room to make moves.
Written by Joe Cutroni, Rotoexperts.com Staff Writer
January 23, 2009
Joe Cutroni provides an inside look at the Western Conference Fantasy All-Stars who have made a big impact at the halfway point of the season.
Western Conference Fantasy All-Stars:
Pavel Datsyuk (C, DET) – At the Break: 19 goals, 37 assists, plus-21, 21 PPPs, 137 SOG, 14 PIMs – Was there any doubt that Datsyuk would post the kind of numbers he has so far this season? One of the most consistent scorers over the last five seasons, Datsyuk is on par to match last year’s career-high 31 goals, 97 points, and plus-41.
Patrick Marleau (C, SJ) – At the Break: 25 goals, 26 assists, plus-21, 11 PPPs, 161 SOG, 10 PIMs – Marleau has quieted the critics this year, rebounding from a miserable 2007-08 campaign with one that should see him record his best season ever. Rival owners probably can’t believe you managed to snag Marleau so late in the draft.
Frank Mazzola, Rotoexperts.com Staff Writer January 22, 2009
Frank Mazzola takes a look at the Eastern Conference All-Stars from a fantasy perspective, the players enjoying a breakout season and the ones that have disappointed their owners on a grand scale.
2008-09 Fantasy Hockey Eastern Conference All-Star Roster:
Alexander Ovechkin (LW, WAS) – Current statistics: 31 goals, 28 assists, plus-13, 58 penalty minutes, 24 power play points, 305 shots on goal – It’s a surprise to no one that Ovechkin is having the season that he is. He is arguably the World’s Greatest Player and will continue to produce in this fashion until further notice.
There is more information Saturday on Chris Pronger and the possibility that he might be traded before the deadline.
According to The Sun’s Bruce Garrioch, there are all sorts of whispers this weekend that Maple Leafs GM Brian Burke might be trying to acquire Pronger from Anaheim.
The trade deadline is approaching and although it’s going to be tough, the rangers have a lot of problems they need to address. First off they need to find a way to shed some salary to help the team now and also in the future as key young assets are in their contract years. Secondly, within doing that they need to better their offensive production and solve at the very least either getting a dman that can run the powerplay or a dman can can actually play their position and help shut teams down. In order to have a legit shot at making any of this happening trades may have to include receiving players that will be free after this season or including prospects or draft picks. So here’s a few reasonable possible trades that may work.
Thestar.com is reporting on the players that Brian Burks is most likely to trade. Some of the players include Antropov, Ponikarovsky, Kaberle, Kubina, Blake and Toskala.
On Hockey Central yesterday Nick Kypreos reported that the Ducks may look at trading defenseman Chris Pronger if they begin to fall out of playoff contention.