Author Archives: Trade Man
On November 8th, 2008, the Montreal Canadiens faced the Toronto Maple Leafs in another Original 6 rivalry hockey game. But the Habs/Leafs rivalry was not the only thing on the ice, two players, Sergei Kostitsyn of Montreal, and Mikhail Grabvoski(Ex Hab) of Toronto seemed to have surfaced a pre-existing rivalry of their own on the ice. Ultimately, adding fuel to the fire of the Toronto and Montreal rivalry.
Before I give my opinion on the Habs performance thus far, here are a few stats:
Games played: 14
Standing: 6th (in conference)
Power Play: 17th (17.6%)
Penalty Killing: 15th (81.3%)
Goals For: 5th
Goals against: 13th
G.A.A. / SV %: PRICE 2.68/914 (17TH)
The Atlanta Thrashers are currently on a 4 game winning streak and sit 6-7-2 after 15 games this season tied for 10th place in the Eastern Conference. This team is not going to make the playoffs and sitting just outside does not give them a good enough draft pick to make a difference for next season so the team will be trapped in mediocrity. They should clean out now and build for the future, and done right it would be the near future.
Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun indicates that he believes that the Blue Jackets are very interested in Senators defenseman Chris Phillips.
Here’s a couple of trades to rebuild the Sens quickly and to make them Cup Contenders again within 3 years.
Boston.com is reporting that there is a rumor that the Hawks and Capitals may swing a trade that would see Nylander go to the windy city.
D.O.B.: Sept. 26 1980
G.P.:576 G:153 A:239 Pts:392
Steve Simmons of the Toronto Sun is reporting that if the Leafs are truly interested in Brian Burke as their next general manager they had better act very quickly.
TheStar.com reports that upset forward Jason Blake is questioning his future with the Maple Leafs after having been a healthy scratch for a number of games so far this season.
The speculation regarding Brendan Shanahan is going full tilt and it is reported that Shanahan will sign this week and that it is possible that a signing could come as early as today.
Don Brennan of Sun Media reports that it is time for the Senators to wake up and speculates that the Senators have had possible discussions with the Black Hawks about sending Spezza to the Windy City.
Disclaimer: The following account is a fictional event that only the true fan of the NHL could long to wait for – no names have been changed to protect the innocent – as there is no innocence in lying through the side of your mouth.