Author Archives: Trade Man

What was the best ever trade in the NHL?

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?

Full Listing of 2006 Free Agents

A complete listing of the 2006 Free Agents. See who is going to be unrestricted this July.

Toronto Maple Leafs Mid-Season: Goaltending Report

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.

The Race for the Richard

The Race for the Maurice Richard Award is tight and it may come down to the wire….

What could happen at the deadline/off-season

There are rumors and speculation every where, here’s some stuff I’ve heard

Fun Playoff Predictions

I know it’s a little early for playoff predictions so I added a little fun to it for the holidays…..

Doug Weight, Olaf Kolzig, Glen Murray, Scott Gomez, Ted Nolan and other Rumors

Are the Blues looking to deal Doug Weight? Is Ted Nolan going to get the Coaching job with the Devils? What is happening with Olaf Kolzig? Are the Devils finally ready to make a deal? And are the Bruins looking to make another blockbuster? Find out inside.

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Is Kolzig done in Washington ??

Hi guys,

In the last few weeks, we all heard Olaf Kolzig’s name once.

Will he be traded ?? Is he done in Washington ??

Gretzky Resumes Coaching Duties

Head coach Wayne Gretzky will make his return to the bench tonight against the San Jose Sharks.

Leafy's Top Ten: The Top Ten Players So far this Season

It’s just about half way through the season, and here are the top ten players mid-way through the season.

Top Ten Off-Season Surprises and Busts

Alot of a deal was made about guys like Gonchar, and guys like Curtis Joseph were made an after thought. Who won? Who lost?

Tucker gets off with $2 500 fine

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.

Rangers need to make some small moves NOW

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.

Islanders and Blackhawks Ready to Pull the Trigger?

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.

Who Should've made it 1998 Edition

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.

Gainey moving after the freeze ?

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.

Who will challenge Canada for gold?

There are several teams picked already, here are all the Olympic rosters I could find.

Team Canada Olympic Coverage

HTR needs help to make the 2006 coverage of team Canada at the Olympics a huge success.

Boom or Bust with Small Men

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.

Could Joe Thornton Win The Hart This Season?

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.