Author Archives: Trade Man

Penguins to fire coach?

Rumor has it that Penguins coach Eddie Olczyk will be the first head coach to be fired this season.

Bourque, again Bruins savior?

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.

Your say: who's the worst player in the league

Now I know what you are thinking, not another rant.. but this time, everyone would like to hear your opinion!!

Janne Niinimaa on the block, Habs moving ?

Janne Niinimaa is rumored to be on the trading block since he is unable to get a point with the Islanders yet.

Crosby on Team Canada's long Olympic list

Mr. Gretzky and his crew have compiled a list of 81 potential players for the upcoming games.

Coyotes, Rangers Swap Centers

According the the Coyotes official site, Phoenix has traded center Jeff Taffe to the New York Rangers in exchange for center Jamie Lundmark.

Shields To Atlanta?

nhl.com is reporting that the Atlanta Thrashers have signed veteran goaltender Steve Shields to a tryout contract with the Chicago Wolves of the AHL.

Havlat gets 5

According to the Score, Martin Havlat is suspended 5 games for the kicking incident that occured Saturday night against the Bruins.

Where Are the Doubters? Biting Their Tongues

October 16, 2005

by Bardia Sinaee (HockeyNations.com – HockeyLeaks.com)

(TORONTO, ON) – There are two things in common between, Jason Allison, Eric Lindros, Jeff O’Neill, and the Toronto Maple Leafs: they all had some serious doubters, and, they have all proved them wrong in this past week.

Atlanta looking to add a goalie?

With injuries to their top 3 goalies so early in the season, there are whispers in Atlanta about Potvin, or Biron coming to the Thrashers.

Havlat has to be SUSPENDED.

TSN.ca is reporting

Sources say the NHL is reviewing a kicking incident last night in the Ottawa-Boston game at the Corel Centre. Havlat, after being knocked into the back of the net, kicked Boston defenceman Hal Gill. A suspension is expected.

Should Turin 06 Mark the Changing of the Guard for Canada

Everyone is making the early opinion on how the season is going to go. So I figured I would start the debate for who could be playing for team Canada in Turin, Italy. I am going to limit my selection to younger players, cause I feel that this is the Olympics where we leave behind the likes of Lemieux, Sakic, Yzerman, Blake. Take a younger team and show the world that we will continue to dominate our sport for years to come.

Brett Hull to retire

Brett Hull will announce his retirement from the Coyotes at a press conference in Phoenix this evening.

Source:tsn

Link: www.tsn.ca

Most Beat Up Person In The NHL

Who do you think is the most beat up person in the NHL?????

Legendary London Knights

The London Knights have developed alot of legendary players, here’s some of the best ever to don the green and white.

Respecting the #12

A prior article mentioned that the historic Montreal Canadiens organization will be retiring three more jerseys this year. In my opinion the three jerseys could represent four players. Why? Because you have to the respect the number twelve. Two great hall of fame Habs wore this number with pride and distinction. Even if they are glossed over this time fans shouldn’t forget the #12.

Salo in Sweden's Olympic plans

By Alan Adams, Sportsnet.ca

Tommy Salo may have retired from the NHL but he is a part of Sweden’s plans for the 2006 Winter Olympic tournament in Italy in February.

Salo was one of five goaltenders and 65 players named to Sweden’s preliminary Olympic roster. Salo retired after last season but he changed his mind and joined Frolunda of Sweden’s Elite League after the team lost Henrik Lundqvist to the New York Rangers.

TexCan's Weekly Slap Shots Vol. 1 Issue 2

There are 3 undeniable truths that I live by:

1. Never let the hot girl in front of you in the exit lane. She will rarely pull over and make out with you.

2. Order the soup or the salad, never both. That’s how they get’cha!

3. The more things change the more you’re going to hear a Jennifer Capriatiesque meltdown inducing complaint from some windsucker hanging out in his parent’ basement…. (ok, it’s me)

On 2nd thought….

Yes, its only been a little more then the week since the NHL started up but it is still a decent time to examine a few teams and players who are either playing above or below expectations and whether or not these trends will continue.

Who will be the next number retired?

Many players who are around the league now or recently retired players could be eligible to have their numbers retired with their respective teams or former teams. Here’s a list of each team and the player who will have their numbers retired next……