Author Archives: Trade Man


I have decided to post some of my thoughts on what the leafs should do to better there future…

Mega Speculation from the Ottawa Sun

Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun provides a ton of trade speculation in his latest article. His rumor roundup includes the following huge names, Lecavalier, St. Louis, Steven Stamkos, Daniel Briere, Erik Cole and more.

Some Leaf rumors: Antropov, Kaberle and Kubina targeted

Boston, Montreal, Philly, Chicago, Florida all interested in Leaf assets

With the trade deadline lingering in the horizon, we can expect trade rumors to escalate in the coming weeks.

This is especially true for the Toronto Maple Leafs.

As likely sellers, the Leafs offer an assortment of players that opponent GMs will likely find enticing.

Hot or Not – Around the Western Conference

Written by Joe Cutroni, Staff Writer – January 16, 2009

Joe Cutroni provides an inside look at who’s hot and who’s not around the Western Conference to give you the edge you need in your fantasy hockey league.


Chicago Blackhawks


Jonathan Toews (C, CHI) has started to step up his game of late. He’s posted three goals and five points in his last five contests, and his fantasy value is still lower than what most owners envisioned it to be prior to the season, but Toews may be turning the corner after a dreadful start to the 2008-09 campaign.

Oilers and Pens swing a deal

The Oilers and Penguins have just swung a deal that has goalie Mathieu Garon going to the Penguins in exchange for Dany Sabourin, Ryan Stone and a 4th round pick.

Tampa Needs No More Drastic Changes

The most rampant rumours of late have been about Tampa Bay Lightning captain Vincent Lecavalier.

Should he or shouldnt he be moved? There are definitely valid arguments for and against.

Teams on the move?

As you know, many teams are currently in financial troubles due to either the recession or the lack of a strong fan base.

Here’s a list of teams which should, for the sake of the NHL, be on the move. Sorry to Fans of these teams :

Kansas City Islanders?

The Islanders have agreed to play an exhibition match against the Kings in Kansas City in September – so what? Well this NBC journalist adds that to the Islanders desperation for a new stadium and the Kansas Sprint Centre owners desire for a hockey team to equal a potential move for the Islanders.

Interest in Pat Quinn rising?

The Globe and Mail is reporting that Pat Quinn is “back on the coaching radar” due in a big way to his recent gold metal victory at the World Junior Championships in Ottawa.

Maple Leafs looking at University prospects?

Various sources are reporting that the Maple Leafs are showing a high level of interest in some University standouts.

Sens Should Keep Big 3

The constant talk involving the Ottawa Senators has centred around their big 3 in Dany Heatley, Daniel Alfredsson and Jason Spezza.

Many feel to move forward, the team needs to move one of them, gather significant assets, relieve their payroll and take a step back to strengthen their future.

Ways to fix the NHL

Now we all know that the NHL is having problems right now so i have 5 simple ways to fix them.

Avery soon to rejoin NY Rangers

Sean Avery is reportedly in talks with the Rangers to take a league minimum salary.

After being sent down and somehow “kicked off the Dallas Stars”

The league is working out a deal with Sean Avery’s agents and advisers so that he can re-join the NHL and come back to the NY Rangers… maybe the only team that would welcome him.