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It seems likely that Kaberle will agree to be traded and if not he goes in the off season. Damien Cox feels Antropov will definitely go, he writes in his blog: “I agree Antropov is a good player. But right now, would you want to sign him for 5-7 years for between $5-6 million per season? That’s what it would take to get him to skip unrestricted free agency at this point. I just don’t see him as a player you would want to commet $30-40 million to, and the Leafs just can’t afford to lose yet another veteran asset without getting something significant in return. So Antropov has to go before the deadline
Anyone remember what I said about Cindy and AO Before they got into the NHL? Wasn’t a huge fan of either of them. AO I’m a fan of now. Still hate Cindy. He’s better than I expected, still don’t like him. In fact, I’m always skeptical of NHL prospects. But John Tavares is different
We here at Hockey Trade Rumors would like to take this time to say “Merry Christmas.” Best wishes and happy holidays. If you are interested why don;t you take a minute to let the rest of us know what items Santa brought for you.
Again Merry Christmas- Best Regards,
Trade Man – Owner – HTR
There have been rumblings about a potential trade for Marian Gaborik. The london Free press is reporting that Minnesota could be having talks with Atlanta in a trade that would involve Gaborik and defenseman Kim Johnsson for Ilya Kovalchuk and Colby Armstrong.
Heres the link
Without a doubt the two teams that are underachieving the worst thus far are perenial powers Dallas Stars and Ottawa Senators, who currently sit 25th and 26th in league standings respectively.
The Stars came into the season as a Cup contender building on a superb playoff drive that saw them defeat the powerful Ducks and Sharks only to fall to the Red Wings.
The Senators are 16 months removed from a Stanley Cup final appearance and despite their late season struggles last year, were still billed as a playoff team.
Both of these teams return virtually the same rosters they had from their respective highpoints so might still feel they have a shot at the playoffs and are looking to shake things up rather then liquidate assets and rebuild. This is where they could help each other.
Bruce Garrioch of Slam Sports is reporting that Oilers head coach Craig MacTavish could be in trouble.
When rebuilding a team it is better to have a competitive team atmosphere for incoming players. So you will see moves but not the whole team.
Kaberle is there best asset and he will be dealt before the trade deadline as he is already reportedly looking at other teams. Toskala may get dealt but only if his stock rises before the trade deadline. Antropov may be dealt but don’t count out him being signed.
When you look at the Leafs roster, you can tell that it is not a Brian Burke type team yet. Not big, not physical, they don’t have his skilled guys in the top 6, hard hat guys in bottom 6, etc. Here is a look at the Leafs current roster, and who qualifies as a “Brian Burke” type player, and who will likely be traded.
These types of articles are always fun and we haven’t had one in a while. So here are a series of opinion questions for a fun poll and hopefully fun discussion(s) for HTR Christmas season time:
(Includes Crosby or Ovechkin, Hasek in his prime or Brodeur in his prime, Wayne or Mario, Tavares or Hedman, and many more!)
‘Tis the season to be jolly, even if us Sens fans don’t quite feel it… ‘Tis also the season to review the year that was. While some may chose to review the best players and teams of the year, I shall examine those teams that will find coal rather then goals under their christmas trees. So who’s new year’s resolution should be to lose less? Without furthur ado here is 2008’s worst!
Written by Joe Cutroni, Rotoexperts.com Staff Writer
December 19, 2008
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.
Written by Frank Mazzola, Rotoexperts.com Staff Writer
December 18, 2008
Frank Mazzola takes a look at the NHL’s Eastern Conference and keeps you up to date on the latest developments.
I got snowed in today, so I thought I could do something productive and write a hockey article.
As we approach the New Year, we have reached a point in the season where we can begin to identify the teams that are playing fairly well from those that are struggling, over-achieving, or not playing as well as their talent.