Author Archives: Trade Man
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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…
Did anyone catch what the motivation for Fedorek’s hit on Nedved was? Who did he say he had a problem with?? Was it Nedved??? I need a platform to get this off my chest and to see how others feel about this problem. Last night I was at the Coyotes/Anaheim game. Good game. Probably the most hits I’ve seen in one game this season. My problem comes with the Fedorek hit and his motivation behind it. Let me explain…
According to the Ottawa Sun the sharks were interested in Martin Havlat a month ago. their have been rumours that Muckler does not like Havlat especially after the kicking incident but he knows that he is a very important part of the club, but Muckler says he will not trade any time soon, atleast not till after christmas. but ever since Havlat was suspended that sharks seemed to be less interested.
The Anaheim Mighty Ducks are reportedly shopping RW Petr Sykora. Sportsnet reported last night that GM Brian Burke did not rule out Sykora’s availability and what fuels the rumor even more is that Sykora is not in the Ducks line-up tonight against the Coyotes. There are no teams rumored to be interested as of now which leads me to believe he may just be a healthy scratch. But with Getzlaf and Perry sent to the AHL yesterday, this story is heating up quickly that a deal could be done or close to it.
With a month to go before decision time which players will be able to play their way onto the team, which ones will play their way off of it and who`s a lock? Injuries are as of yet not a major problem, but a month could change that. Long story short, who`s going to make up Team Canada for the 2006 Games?
So far this season, goal scoring is way up; save %’s are way down, but there as also been a changing of the guard in nets!
Ranger fans are talking. Every time that the Power Play fails for the Rangers (who are 16th overall on the Power Play) It becomes more and more clear the hole that’s left for the Rangers to fill… and that is a Power Play Quarterback… and for the Rangers.. The only one who would be accepted to take that roll is none other then the man who last filled it.
Brian Leetch! Come home.
last nights Oiler win got me thinking about this…I really don’t know. I’d say they have a slight advantage, but before you give an answer, consider this:
Well, the end is near…
1. McDonald’s in California are now offering the “bucket” of French fries. Seriously, a bucket. What’s next? You just stick your head in the fryer? An I.V. of Spicy Ketchup?
2. Harry Potter books now come with Cliff Notes. These are for the people that had a hard time following the deep complex plots of “TV Guide.”
3. Somewhere, somehow, a certain NHL team is about to receive a change of venue…
Also posted on wowhockey…
I have been trying to think of an interesting topic to discuss by delving into the numbers…
With the unbalanced schedule, it is very difficult to tell who really is the best team, by points alone. So, out of curiosity, I decided to try to figure it out considering who had the toughest opponents.
The Penguins reassigned goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton just hours after he helped Pittsburgh beat Philadelphia.
Fleury made 45 saves in the Penguins’ 3-2 overtime win over the Flyers in Philadelphia on Wednesday night. He started the game after Jocelyn Thibault was hit in the throat with a puck during warmups.
Fleury is 1-1-1 with the Penguins this season with a 3.40 goals-against average and a .913 save percentage.
He had been called up to replace Sebastien Caron, who strained a quadriceps muscle last week. Caron is expected to come off the injured list in time for Saturday’s game against the Flyers at Mellon Arena.
As most of you already know Todd Marchant has been placed on waivers. According to TSN.ca there were no takers. The main reason why he wasn’t picked up was because of this 3 years remaining on his contract which will pay him 2.5 million a season. Look like MacLean will have 3 choices…Send him to the minors which will not count against the cap. Send him down to the minors and then recall him but that would be costly as Columbus would have to pay half his salary for the 3 years remaining or make a trade. There has been some interest in Marchant and the best solution would be to trade him but then again Marchant has a no-trade clause…Look very interesting down in Columbus
The past week has been dismal to say the least for the Boston Bruins. The team has hit the wall following a strong showing in Philly last Tuesday. The game, however, has continued their trend of blowing leads and not playing a complete 60 minutes. Following that 4-3 OT loss (which they led 3-1 with four minutes to go) they have been blown out by the Sens and Isle by 5-2 scores.
The 2006 Winter Olympics are coming up in February and I know the excitement is starting to settle in with fans all over the world.
Living in Canada we expect to ice the best team possible and take home the Gold and I thought it’d be fun for all of us to be Wayne himself…