Author Archives: Trade Man

Fighting shouldn't be changed

I am sick and tired of all of this nonsense about taking fighting out or adding rules like the OHL. If you add those rules:

a game misconduct and an automatic one-game suspension for players who remove their helmets or undo their chinstraps before or during fights.

All-Star Performances At The All-Star Break

With the All-Star game not too far ahead, there will be plenty of offensive excitement and goal scoring to look forward to. The most exciting players in the world will meet in Montreal this weekend to face off and prove themselves as the most dominant, exciting players in the NHL. In honour of the All-Star week I would like to present the 5 most exciting teams (and 5 least exciting teams) in the NHL leading up to the break.

Devils shopping for a defenseman is speculating that the Devils most likely have their sites set on a defenseman prior to the trade deadline.

Mark Bell done as a Leaf?

The Toronto Sun is reporting that Mark Bell believes that his days with the Leafs organization are numbered.

2009 NHL Mock Draft

It is about 5 months until the long awaited 2009 Entry Draft. Here is a little mock draft I cooked up about which team will be getting which player, what I know about the player, and justification for the team that gets him.

Forsberg to make another return?

The Denver Post is reporting that Peter Forsberg is on the comeback path.

Will the Sens move Ruutu and Kuba?

The Ottawa Sun is reporting that teams could be lining up for the Sens Ruutu and Kuba.

Kings Set Up To Make A Bold Move

The Los Angeles Kings are well on their way again to missing the playoffs for the 6th straight season.

While that likely means the team will be sellers at the upcoming trade deadline, the Kings this time seem poised to try something drastic to somehow expediate the development of the team.

The following are projected to be UFAs: Derek Armstrong, Kyle Calder, Denis Gauthier, Sean O’Donnell, Erik Ersberg.

According to their cap number is $45 million.

The team wouldn’t mind as well moving Michal Handzus or Tom Preissing.

Who should be kept, and why

The talk of the town in Toronto is who should be moved on or prior to March 4th. Any player who has worn a blue and white jersey with any spec of trade value has been mentioned. So, I’d like to comment on players who I believe should not be traded.

Zetterberg to sign long term?

The Detroit Free Press is reporting that the Wings may be close to signing Henrik Zetterberg to along term deal. What this means for other teams is that it appears that Zetterberg may not be available in this summers free agency derby.

Spezza on the block or not? is reporting that Ottawa Senators Jason Spezza is not on the trade block despite all of the speculation.

Last Year As Sellers?

With the trade deadline fast approaching, it should be like clockwork for the St Louis Blues.

For the 4th straight year, the Blues will likely be sellers at the deadline as another bottom 5 finish awaits the team.

For the last few seasons since the lockout, the team has moved the likes of Doug Weight, Keith Tkachuk, Mike Sillinger, Eric Weinrich, Bill Guerin, Bryce Salvador, Christian Backman at the deadline for futures as they continue to build a core group of young players to hopefully bring a bright future to St Louis.

Rumors from the Toronto Sun

The Toronto Sun is reporting several big trade rumors that involve Keith Tkachuk, Mathieu Schneider and Maxim Afinogenov.