Author Archives: Trade Man
Who are the rookies in the NHL this season that have performed above or below expectations? Sure the season is still very young, but who has impressed you thus far?
The Post recently reported that the uncertainty over which players may be cut to get the Devils under the salary cap is becoming a distraction. The club must free up around $4 million in salary once forward Patrik Elias is ready to return to the lineup, but the paper suggests he may not be ready to do so until December.
As we all know the NHL is loaded with stars but I would like to start a debate on who is the best of them all Best D-man Best RW best LW best C best Goalie…… This should be intresting!!!!!!!
According to RDS, Bob Gainey is looking to trade a defenseman to get an other offensive defenseman.
Recently tsn hockey analyst Bob Mckenzie posted an article saying that soon enough goons will be an extinct species in the NHL.
Usually at this time of the year, we would wait before jumping on trade rumors. All teams needs time to evaluate their staff, but this year is so different that a few teams are in urgent need for specific style of players. Based on daily reports taken on the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette website, same as for the Forecaster, here’s a list of teams and suggested needs. Some suggested by the staff, some added by me.
Tom Poti has been a healthy scratch the last couple of games, and there are rumblings of a possible trade….
The Carolina Hurricanes have announced they will retire the number of one of the best players ever. Ron Francis will have his number retired in a game against Atlanta, but that’s what I have to take an issue with.
Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun is reporting that Brian Burke may be interested in moving Sergei Fedorov once he returns from injury.
The Instigator needs your help. The feature, which has run for the last four years at CBC ( http://www.cbc.ca/sports/hockey/hnic/instigator/ ) and three years before that at inthecrease.com, is an involuntary holding pattern. After the NHL and the CBC lockouts ended all appeared well until the author Charlie Teljeur was informed the cartoons would not return “until/unless the CBC found another sponsor” to make it work. In the past CBC usually proceeded knowing that acquiring an advertiser would only be a matter of time. This year, apparently with stricter corporate guidelines, is different.
Chicoutimi, St. John’s, Toronto, New York, Vancouver, Los Angeles and Boston, I lost Felix Potvin somewhere between these places on my radar screen. Someone tell me where The Cat is? How is it possible that Potvin is out of work in this new NHL?
If I were Eddie Olczyk (which I wish I was….having all that talent)
My Top 3 Lines would be as follows:
Line 1 : Lemieux, Crosby, Palffy
Line 2 : Recchi, Malone, Leclair
Line 3 : Fata, Talbot, Koltsov
Some people out there have a really limited view on the NHL, and mostly all they see is their team, and how crappy the Toronto Maple Leafs are. Well, I decided to compile a list of “hot” prospects they have who really have amounted to absolutely nothing thus far.
This is just a personal and opinionated speculation on NHL Awards, and if they were to be handed out today.
Spectorshockey.net and hockeyleaks.com are both reporting that Martin Havlat could be dealt by Ottawa when he returns from his suspension. Hockeyleaks listed Carolina and St.Louis as two teams that are interested. Erik Cole and Barrett Jackman are two player names mentioned
The Toronto Sun is reporting that the Nik Antropov for Brendan Witt rumor is heating up again and a deal could be done as soon as Nik’s healthy.
There are 3 un-winnable arguments in this world:
1. Gender Equality – Why is it always the woman who could pass as the love child of Rik O’ Casek and Olive Oyl that wants to protest by baring her breasts in public. Why is it never the lithe, underwear models with low self esteem that want to show their Casey and Finegans’s in public. . (Hey! It’s my first Mr. Dressup reference! Question: Would a middle age, single dude with something called a tickle trunk in his closet be allowed to keep a little kid with creepy rosy cheeks in this day and age?)
2. Politics – Your white, privileged, corporate whore, who’s drunk and fat on campaign contributions who has his best interests at heart is a an unwashed heathen but my white privileged, corporate whore, who’s drunk and fat on campaign contributions who has his best interests at heart is a man of great conviction. (These guys are on extended warranty sale away from working at Best Buy)
3. My Team is better then your team.
Rumor has it that Penguins coach Eddie Olczyk will be the first head coach to be fired this season.
Bruins fans, 8 games into the season, I would say are a little disappointed.
The free agent period offered many signs of optimism. Joe Thornton was signed to a three year deal and Sergie Samsonov will have a year to prove he should stay long term. The blue line was bolstered with a future hall of famer in Brian Leetch. They also signed former fan favorites in Travis Green and Shawn McEachern. Finally, an abundance of youth were ready to make their mark in the new NHL.
Now I know what you are thinking, not another rant.. but this time, everyone would like to hear your opinion!!