Author Archives: Trade Man

Burke's team

While GM of the Anaheim Ducks, Brian Burke acquired Morrison, Bertuzzi, May, and hired Dave Nonis to be his assistant GM.

While GM of the Toronto Maple Leafs, Brian Burke has acquired May, and hired Dave Nonis as assistant GM.

This tells you that Brian likes certain players, and likes to get players he’s had before. This would mean very little, if not for the fact that the Anaheim Ducks will have 13 unrestricted free agents on July 1, 2009.

Bruins to make a move?

The Bruins season to date has been somewhat magical. As a loyal Bruins fan, it is incredible to see this team come together. The chemistry really started last playoffs when they were down 3 games to 1 to Montreal and fought back to force game 7. I think this made a believer out of quite a few Bruins fans and most importantly the players themselves.

Fantasy Hockey: Eastern Conference Scene

Written by Frank Mazzola, Staff Writer

January 8, 2009

Frank Mazzola takes a look at the NHL’s Eastern Conference and keeps you up to date on the latest developments.

Is Tampa ready to part ways with superstar Vincent Lecavailer.

Tampa Bay Online is denying speculation that the Lightning may be willing to trade superstar Vincent Lecavailer.

Problems: The Good The Bad

If you are not a Habs fan I would quit reading now as it will likely save you a lot of time and pointless comments at the bottom of the page. Or just skip to the last paragraph of the article for the side topic. I do somewhat repeat myself as I wrote this on two separate days, like most of my articles it is lengthy.

Hawks may trade some big names before the deadline

The Chicago Daily Herald is reporting that the Hawks should trade two of their big name players before the deadline in order to get a return for them rather than risk loosing them for nothing in return come this summers UFA sweepstakes on July the first.

How the Leafs can get it done

OK, I know that everyone is throwing their predictions and suggestions into the hat but I’ve really tried to look at things objectively with these ideas. I specifically tried to look at the teams that I am suggesting that the Leafs should be talking too in order to identify who would be likely trading partners.

Let me know what you think

Kaberle would waive his no trade clause?

The Toronto Sun is reporting that Thomas Kaberle may be willing to waive his no trade clause if he was asked to do so.

Quinn to coach the Senators?

According to a bunch of sources it is highly speculated that Pat Quinn could be on his way to coach the Ottawa Senators. While in Vancouver and Toronto Quinn had a great deal of success turning slumping teams around.

Sens Could Retool As Quick As The Flyers

How the mighty have fallen. Finalists 2 years ago, the Ottawa Senators are now among the league’s worst teams. Its hard to believe that considering the talent this team still has. But clearly what they have is not enough whatsoever to contend.

Therefore it might be prudent for the Sens to start over, retool, reload and think next year. It worked for the Philadephia Flyers a couple of years ago who were loaded with veterans but failed miserably, fell all the way to a 2nd overall pick but made a few key moves that brought them back from the dead.

Leafs Acquire May

Brian Burke and the Toronto Maple Leafs have acquired Brad May from the Anaheim Ducks for a conditional 6th round pick.

Pens Likely Destined For Change

The struggling Pittsburgh Penguins are ripe for change. The Pens sit out of the playoffs currently in the East and are fading badly.

There has been plenty of factors resulting in their slump including injuries, the absence of Sergei Gonchar, a lack of depth up front and subpar goaltending.

World Junior Championship 2009 Breakdown

Here is a list of every team’s players playing in the WJC along with how they acquired them: