Author Archives: Trade Man
Head coach Wayne Gretzky will make his return to the bench tonight against the San Jose Sharks.
It’s just about half way through the season, and here are the top ten players mid-way through the season.
Alot of a deal was made about guys like Gonchar, and guys like Curtis Joseph were made an after thought. Who won? Who lost?
Darcy Tucker has been handed a $2 500 fine for hittinga New Jersey Devils player with his (the Devils Players) helmet. Many believe Tucker should’ve been handed a suspension.
Alright well I guess this Post is for the Ranger fans. Since the Rangers have lost 4 of their last 5 I am starting to figure that they need a small mix to change things up and get them going again.
I’m not asking for any big name players by giving up youth like the old times. These are some good moves that need to be made in order to change things up a little and bring in a fresh face.
An article in the Chicago Daily Herald says that Chicago`s General Manager Dale Tallon may be ready to make some moves to his struggling hockey team.
I do this for fun, and decide who I would’ve picked for the Olympic team in certain years. I believe the 2002 team was perfect, and I submitted my 2006 team already, so I skipped those two. I often say it would’ve taken a monkey or Bobby Clarke for Canada to lose in the Olympics. It’s true, the only person not to pick a winning team with professionals in the Olympics is Bobby Clarke. Although considering Wayne Gretzky is the only person to win, that’s not saying much.
The question is… The Habs are they correct to go to the playoff with this team?
The answer is … No! And Gainey knows it.
With Koivu, Plekanec and Theodore on the injury list… The Habs need a little boost.
There are several teams picked already, here are all the Olympic rosters I could find.
HTR needs help to make the 2006 coverage of team Canada at the Olympics a huge success.
By Darryl Dobbs
Do you ever see any small men have a successful career spent entirely on the fourth line as a grinder? Of course not. Even Stu Barnes had his offensive years where he was an upper-tier pool pick! The small hockey player does not get a second look unless he forces scouts to take a second look. His defensive checking abilities aren’t what grabs the attention. It’s his dazzling moves, his brilliant hockey sense, and his off-the-charts offensive numbers. Even then, it doesn’t guarantee a shot at the big time. When you draft a smaller player, and by that I mean a player that weighs in at under 185 pounds and stands less than 5’9, there are three certainties.
I have been a close follower of the San Jose Sharks in season 2005-2006, a campaign many would call ‘A Tale of Two Seasons.’ The monumental trade that saw Joe Thornton arrive in San Jose has certainly changed the fortunes of the Sharks, who after 7 games with the big number 19, only lost for the first time yesterday in a close match to the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim.
Joe Thornton has brought so much to the Sharks, and whilst the team is greatly benefiting from having him on board, there’s no doubt that he too, is faring better after a change of scenery from his former pressure-cooker situation in Boston.
So here it is. The US Olympic team has finally been named and it looks like this:
I will be taking a break from posting after this, but it must be said.
For years under Lou Lamoriello, the New Jersey Devils have been one of the most stable franchises in the NHL. They have been successful (on the ice) and they have managed to stay in New Jersey despite having the highest prices in the league, an old arena, and competing with the likes of the New York Rangers and Philadelphia Flyers for fans.
I believe that every team needs a work horse in order to ensure effort every game……
These are the top five in both offensive and defensive categories determined by average time on ice….which doesnt necessarily mean they are working the hardest but means that they are on the ice the most…….(NHL.com/stats)
TSN.ca is reporting that due to how successful the New NHL has been, the salary cap will be rising to somewhere between $40-$45M.
Among the topics on tap for the NHL board of governors meeting that happened this week was the possibility of adding a “play-in” round to the playoffs to expand the field from 16 teams to 20.
Sportsnet has learned the Pittsburgh Penguins have fired head coach Ed Olczyk along with his entire coaching staff and replaced him with the Penguins AHL coach and former Montreal Canadiens head coach Michel Therrien… Should be officialized by thursday morning!
The ongoing Petr Sykora saga continues. Now it appears that it’s down to four. Sportsnet.ca is reporting that the New York Rangers appear to be the front runners.
I have been away from HTR for a while now, basically just soaking in the new NHL and figuring out where I stand on everything. The past month or so, I have noticed an increase in the trade rumors floating around the net, and on tv. Here are a few observations and speculations that I see.