Author Archives: Trade Man

Shields To Atlanta?

nhl.com is reporting that the Atlanta Thrashers have signed veteran goaltender Steve Shields to a tryout contract with the Chicago Wolves of the AHL.

Havlat gets 5

According to the Score, Martin Havlat is suspended 5 games for the kicking incident that occured Saturday night against the Bruins.

Where Are the Doubters? Biting Their Tongues

October 16, 2005

by Bardia Sinaee (HockeyNations.com – HockeyLeaks.com)

(TORONTO, ON) – There are two things in common between, Jason Allison, Eric Lindros, Jeff O’Neill, and the Toronto Maple Leafs: they all had some serious doubters, and, they have all proved them wrong in this past week.

Atlanta looking to add a goalie?

With injuries to their top 3 goalies so early in the season, there are whispers in Atlanta about Potvin, or Biron coming to the Thrashers.

Havlat has to be SUSPENDED.

TSN.ca is reporting

Sources say the NHL is reviewing a kicking incident last night in the Ottawa-Boston game at the Corel Centre. Havlat, after being knocked into the back of the net, kicked Boston defenceman Hal Gill. A suspension is expected.

Should Turin 06 Mark the Changing of the Guard for Canada

Everyone is making the early opinion on how the season is going to go. So I figured I would start the debate for who could be playing for team Canada in Turin, Italy. I am going to limit my selection to younger players, cause I feel that this is the Olympics where we leave behind the likes of Lemieux, Sakic, Yzerman, Blake. Take a younger team and show the world that we will continue to dominate our sport for years to come.

Brett Hull to retire

Brett Hull will announce his retirement from the Coyotes at a press conference in Phoenix this evening.

Source:tsn

Link: www.tsn.ca

Most Beat Up Person In The NHL

Who do you think is the most beat up person in the NHL?????

Legendary London Knights

The London Knights have developed alot of legendary players, here’s some of the best ever to don the green and white.

Respecting the #12

A prior article mentioned that the historic Montreal Canadiens organization will be retiring three more jerseys this year. In my opinion the three jerseys could represent four players. Why? Because you have to the respect the number twelve. Two great hall of fame Habs wore this number with pride and distinction. Even if they are glossed over this time fans shouldn’t forget the #12.

Salo in Sweden's Olympic plans

By Alan Adams, Sportsnet.ca

Tommy Salo may have retired from the NHL but he is a part of Sweden’s plans for the 2006 Winter Olympic tournament in Italy in February.

Salo was one of five goaltenders and 65 players named to Sweden’s preliminary Olympic roster. Salo retired after last season but he changed his mind and joined Frolunda of Sweden’s Elite League after the team lost Henrik Lundqvist to the New York Rangers.

TexCan's Weekly Slap Shots Vol. 1 Issue 2

There are 3 undeniable truths that I live by:

1. Never let the hot girl in front of you in the exit lane. She will rarely pull over and make out with you.

2. Order the soup or the salad, never both. That’s how they get’cha!

3. The more things change the more you’re going to hear a Jennifer Capriatiesque meltdown inducing complaint from some windsucker hanging out in his parent’ basement…. (ok, it’s me)

On 2nd thought….

Yes, its only been a little more then the week since the NHL started up but it is still a decent time to examine a few teams and players who are either playing above or below expectations and whether or not these trends will continue.

Who will be the next number retired?

Many players who are around the league now or recently retired players could be eligible to have their numbers retired with their respective teams or former teams. Here’s a list of each team and the player who will have their numbers retired next……

Avery could be in hot water again

Sportsnet.ca — Depending on whether Edmonton Oilers forward Georges Laraque chooses to make it an issue, Los Angeles Kings winger Sean Avery could be in hot water again.

It's the penalties, stupid

Yesterday I wrote that scoring is up 25% over the first hundred games. Today, I will examine the reasons why. I looked at shots per game, shooting percentage, penalties per game and powerplay efficiency. Each is up. However, not surprisingly it is penalties per game that seems to be having the greatest effect on the game. Amazingly, even strength goals per game are up only 3% this year.

What the Devil? A fans rant

The current 24 man roster of the New Jersey Devils has a collective salary of $43,579,929, more than $4.5 million over the $39 million salary-cap. Now, I fully understand that we are merely in the beginning stages of capology, and that there is much learning to be done by us fans about how it works. So how exactly is it that the Devils continue to bounce along playing in NHL games, seemingly unpunished? What is going on?

Scoring up 25% in the new NHL

The 2005-06 season is now 100 games old and the initial results are positive. The multiple initiatives to increase scoring are working. At this point, teams are combining to score 6.4 goals per game, up from 5.1 goals in 03 and 5.3 goals in 02. This is a 25% increase over the 2003 seaosn. However this is still down from the 24 team early 90′s 7.5 goals per game.

Waivers or Trades await two more 2000 first round picks

The Fourth Period is reporting that Phoenix Coyotes centers Jeff Taffe and Krys Kolanos are on the trading block. At least one player will have to be moved to make room for Petr Nedved who may return midweek. Both players would have to clear waivers to return to the minors.

Bolts interested in Boughner

The St. Petersberg Times reported this morning that the Bolts are looking at Avalanche defenseman Bob Boughner. Lightning coach John Tortorella is impressed with Rookie Timo Helbling but covets a more experienced blueliner. Boughner, in his tenth season, is apparently being shopped by Colorado. However, his $950,000 salary may be too high for Tampa to fit under the cap.