Author Archives: Trade Man

Something Up Patrick's Sleeve?

After dropping four straight and struggling with consistency on what was supposed to be an offensively explosive team, something has to be up GM Craig Patrick’s sleeve. Anybody remember the good ole days in the 90′s when Patrick would pull off a blockbuster trade at unexpected times, most of which the Pens would benefit greatly (please exclude Marcus Naslund to the Canucks for Alex Stojanov and a decade of regret, enough said) Pittsburgh seemed to always bring in players with a lot of potential or who were struggling, either way simply in need of a new home where more opportunity lay ahead of them. I’m talking about guys like Francis, Tocchet, Kovalev, etc.

What Ever Happened to

With the addition of two marquee defensman, and one of the top three players in hockey, the Flyers were the early favorite to win the Stanley Cup this season, but injuries, poor special teams, and lack of a Captain has tarnished that early vision of success

Team…. Quebec!!

The crazy sepratist party of Canada who is holding the goverment hostage for it’s laughable cause has made another suggestion. This isn’t about my political views on the Bloc Quebecois threatening to leave until we give them more money. This is about Gilles Duceppe, local genius, and loon, proposing that Quebec have it’s own National Hockey team…

Pilar Out For The Season

According to Hockeyleaks.com and Sportsnet.ca, Karel Pilar has had another set back with his heart, and will not play this season in Toronto. He hopes to return to Europe and play in a few months, and hopes to return to the Leafs for next season.

HUGE TRADE!!!!!!

The Boston Bruins have traded Joe Thornton to the San Jose Sharks for Marco Sturm, Brad Stuart and Wayne Primeau. Details to follow…

Sharks Trade in the Works?

3 Sharks regulars who skated in the warmup earlier are scratches in tonights game vs. Dallas: Marco Sturm, Wayne Primeau, and Brad Stuart. Certainly looks like something is in the works…

Seems like something is brewing

Burke shopping Sykora?

From Sportsnet.ca

Anaheim general manager Brian Burke has circulated yet another fax updating the status of Petr Sykora.
Burke, clearly trying to encourage other managers to window shop in an effort to move Sykora and his $3-million salary, alerted teams that Sykora will be in Anaheim’s lineup on Saturday versus Atlanta.

The Great Dao of Steve

As we know, Steve Yzerman, along with a handful of great superstar veterans have been struggling with this new NHL format. That being said, Detroit Red Wing captain; Steve Yzerman has a tough decision to make.

Ozolinsh a Hab?

Team 990 reports that Montreal Canadiens might be looking to get a hand on Sandis Ozolinsh of the Anaheim Mighty Ducks. Could be logic, Souray is out with injury, Markov is suspended, and Komisarek is out for family problems, and now Ron Hainsey is gone to Columbus.

Ron Hainsey Wears a Blue Jacket.

In the wake of the 3 game suspension to Andrei Markov for abuse of an official the Montreal Canadiens decided to call up defenseman Ron Hainsey. Upon calling up Hainsey, he would have had to have cleared re-entry waivers to play for the Montreal Canadiens, but he did not. Today the Montreal Canadiens lost young defenseman Ron Hainsey on waivers to the Columbus Blue Jackets.

A Choice of Youngsters

Me and a someone I know (a Bruin’s fan) have had a debate as to who is a better player to have on your team/to build a team around: Kyle Wellwood or Patrice Bergeron. I’m curious to see everyone’s thoughts especially from non Leaf or Bruin fans. I’ve included some stats.:)

McEachern and Thibault????? put on waivers

Bruins waive McEachern

November 28 @ 2:24 AM

The Boston Bruins have place veteran forward Sean McEachern on waivers. McEachern signed a two-year deal at $1 million per season to join the Bruins following the NHL lockout.

Hockey Trade Rumors – Latest Roundup

The latest round up of hockey trade rumors. Some of the latest rumors involve Roberto Luongo, Brendan Witt, Jason Allison, Ed Jovanovski, Dan Cloutier and Doug Weight.

Lack of officiating consistency

I have been a fan of the NHL since 1990. However, I am questioning my commitment to the league because of deplorable officiating. During the 10 years of clutch and grab hockey, the officiating, for the most part, was consistent. You knew that only the most egregious infractions were going to be called because refs did not bother to call borderline infractions. In this year’s rendition of the NHL, one does not know what the refs are going to be like from game to game. The prime example was last night’s game between Montreal and Toronto.

Another 1st Round Exit?

The New York Islanders have been knocked out of the NHL playoffs, in the first round, the past two seasons. Many people feel it will happen for a third straight season this year.

15 ROUND KNOCK OUT

GREATEST SHOOTOUT GOAL SO FAR.

What an amazing win by the Rangers in a 15 round shoot out against Washington. Malik put’s in a highlight goal more amazing then any of Crosby’s goals so far.

After watching this shootout, it truly has shown why it might save hockey. The most exciting thing in the NHL is shootout hockey, and so far… Malk’s goal is the best ever to be scored in a NHL shootout.

What other’s are up there?

Loonisizm with Leafy: This and that Edition

Is Dick Pound accurate? Or is he blowing smoke? Trade rumors, fact or fiction? Refs favoring home teams? CuJo the best goalie in hockey? My Olympic team, and Wayne Primeau… a hell of a guy.

Toronto to swap with San Jose

It is no secret that San Jose is in desperate need of scoring and the GM is close to pulling the trigger on a trade to address that need. It has been previously reported that Martin Havlat was on his way to San Jose, but coach Brian Murray and GM John Muckler have quickly dissmissed those rumors saying they are very content with their team as of late and do not want to disrupt team chemistry.

Quarter-Point Awards

Here are my quarter-of-the-season point NHL Awards:

Latest on Luongo

Spectors hockey and Mojo radio (in Vancouver) report that Mike Keenan was at a recent Canucks game. Nonis denies the rumors of moving star players…