Author Archives: Trade Man

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.

Coyotes to go bankrupt?

The Vancouver Sun is reporting that the Phoenix Coyotes may be the first NHL team to declare bankruptcy.

Big Changes in Ottawa?

With the Ottawa Senators playing very poorly there are a ton of rumors floating around the nations Capital about potential changes that the Senators may make to pull out of this slump. Some of the rumors include Gerber and Heatley.

Luongo ready to return – Is Sanford the odd man out?

Vancouver Canucks goalie Roberto Luongo is just about ready to reurn (this Thursday) and as a result of his return the Canucks will have a decision to make regarding their other two goalies.

Possible deals before the draft

Their have been many articles on this site and some have been realistic and others absolutely impossible, but here are my ideas.

Lecavalier to Montreal may be possible

Bob McKenzie of is speculating that there is potential for the Habs to swing a deal for Lecavailer.

Fantasy Hockey: Around the Western Conference

Written by Joe Cutroni, Staff Writer

January 9, 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.

Coach Therrien is safe for now ?

The Pittsburgh Post Gazette is reporting that Penguins coach Michel Therrien is safe for the time being.

Sub or Flub Maple Leafs Solpisism Contest

After reading the eventy billionth Leafs trade rumor, I figured everyone has their own idea of how the team should move forward. So, rather than dissect the minutia of the particulars, we could each post our own plan of how to right the ship and then declare a ‘best’ plan.

2009 UFA Free Agent List

HTR has updated our 2009 listing of soon to be unrestricted free agents. Please note that the listing is unsourced. If any one has a link to add for a reference please add it to this news article.

The 2009 UFA List can be found here