Author Archives: Trade Man

Stevie Y The Classiest Ever?

Source: NHL.com

Steve Yzerman decided last Sunday that he would not be playing for Team Canada in Turin. Given that the NHL’s longest serving Captain, who was guaranteed a roster spot, declined (as he did for the World Cup last year), this leaves an extra spot on the team for a younger player to join the ranks of Sakic, Iginla, etc. Will this spot go to a younger player like Crosby, Staal or Spezza, or will we see another veteran like Smyth?

Leafs Need Help On Defence

It is no secret that the Toronto Maple Leafs need to improve their blueline if they have aspirations for a deep playoff run. In fact, it may be a necessity to even keep their playoff spot. The team currently has one of the leagues best defence pairs playing this season in Tomas Kaberle and Bryan McCabe. McCabe leads NHL defencemen in points and Kaberle is also among the top 10. The two blueliners are also one and two in ice time. They have carried the load and then some for the Leafs.

Leafs/Bruins Rumour

Source: CBS Sportsline.com

Possible trade talks between TOR and BOS

To BOS: Nik Antropov, Ken Klee

To TOR: Glen Murray

Time for Luongo to Go

After seeing Joe Thornton traded away by the Boston Bruins, I think it is time for another big star, Florida Panther goalie, Roberto Luongo, to be moved as well.

Rumors – Bertuzzi, Skrora, Marleau, Ozolinsh and others

This weeks roundup discusses rumors that involve Petr Sykora, Alexander Mogilny, Sandis Ozolinsh, Nabokov, Bertuzzi and others.

Bettman Calls Out Dick Pound

Gary Bettamn has finally taken the advice of Don Cherry and told Dick Pound to put up or Shut-up.

CHL- December Edition

Some familiar teams remain at the top of their respective leagues and those teams were well represented at the ADT Canada-Russia Challenge. Unfortunately for the Russians, they were completely dominated and it was a great display of some of the key players you should see on Team Canada’s world junior team. The ADT challenge consisted of 2 games for the Russians against each of the three league’s top Canadians for a total of six games. I will profile the future of Toronto goaltending in Justin Pogge, Montreal’s top OHL prospect, rookie Sergei Kostitsyn and the Quebec’s Rempart’s rookie sensation, Angelo Esposito.

The Debut of Ranger Fans Rankings

Welcome to the premier of my “power” rankings! A lot has happened since predictions made to start the year, and now we have played over a quarter of the season. Let’s see how your team is faring, and do I think your team has a chance to improve?

Bruins/ Sharks, the other side of the coin

My first post on this site, on any site to be honest. I just have to…I sit here and read all of your opinions on the Thornton trade and just cant resist. Is it really that bad for Boston???

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.:)