Author Archives: Trade Man

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.

Rumors from the Otawa Sun

The Ottawa Sun is reporting that the Senators G.M. is anxious to make a move and has interest in a Blue Jackets defenseman.

Could Boston make an offer for Lecavailer? is reporting that the Bruins could make an offer for Lecavailer.Could Kessel be included in a possible deal?

Let The Thrashing Begin

The trading of Jason Williams by the Atlanta Thrashers is just the start of things to come.

A deadbeat team once again, Atlanta should be busy like they were last year at the trade deadline.

The following are due to be UFAs: Marty Reasoner, Eric Perrin, Mathieu Schnieder, Niklas Havelid.

If you add the likes of Slava Kozlov, Todd White, Johan Hedberg and Garnet Exelby, the Thrashers have a wide variety of players available for trade.

San Jose versus Boston; Who's Better?

The NHL’s first half of the regular season has come to a close and two teams have established themselves atop the heap of the NHL’s elite teams. They are both Boston and San Jose. Boston has stunned the entire National Hockey League by displaying a combination of skill, toughness and outstanding goaltending to lead the Eastern conference in both wins and points. Meanwhile, the Sharks have had an incredible first half, which is clearly evident by the fact they lead the NHL with 69 points in only 42 games played (Boston entered Wednesday with 68 points in 43 GP). So the question looms, which is team is better overall? If these two were to meet in the Stanley Cup finals today, which team would prevail? This article assesses the Bruins and the Sharks by comparing and contrasting the two teams. There are other teams, such as Detroit, Chicago, Montreal and Philadelphia that deserve an honourable mention, however the Bruins and Sharks have both clearly displayed by their overall records and their inspired play that they have been the cream of the crop during the first half of the regular season.

Isles Going for Number 1

John Tavares or Victor Hedman?

Thats the big question the NY Islanders will be pondering for the next few months.

The team is well entrenched as the 30th overall team in the NHL and it does not appear they are in any rush to move up the standings. The Isles last summer embraced a full rebuilding project and the climax will be the upcoming draft as they select one of the two big names leading the draft race.

Jackets and Senators to swing a deal?

Although not directly sourced a rumor was mentioned on the Leafs Lunch radio show yesterday that included the Senators and Blue Jackets.

The Latest Lecavalier News

The Tampa Bay Tribune is reporting that the Lightning are not try to trade Lecavalier as he is the most important player in franchise history.