Author Archives: Trade Man
The Chicago Daily Herald is reporting that the Hawks should trade two of their big name players before the deadline in order to get a return for them rather than risk loosing them for nothing in return come this summers UFA sweepstakes on July the first.
OK, I know that everyone is throwing their predictions and suggestions into the hat but I’ve really tried to look at things objectively with these ideas. I specifically tried to look at the teams that I am suggesting that the Leafs should be talking too in order to identify who would be likely trading partners.
Let me know what you think
The Toronto Sun is reporting that Thomas Kaberle may be willing to waive his no trade clause if he was asked to do so.
According to a bunch of sources it is highly speculated that Pat Quinn could be on his way to coach the Ottawa Senators. While in Vancouver and Toronto Quinn had a great deal of success turning slumping teams around.
How the mighty have fallen. Finalists 2 years ago, the Ottawa Senators are now among the league’s worst teams. Its hard to believe that considering the talent this team still has. But clearly what they have is not enough whatsoever to contend.
Therefore it might be prudent for the Sens to start over, retool, reload and think next year. It worked for the Philadephia Flyers a couple of years ago who were loaded with veterans but failed miserably, fell all the way to a 2nd overall pick but made a few key moves that brought them back from the dead.
Brian Burke and the Toronto Maple Leafs have acquired Brad May from the Anaheim Ducks for a conditional 6th round pick.
The struggling Pittsburgh Penguins are ripe for change. The Pens sit out of the playoffs currently in the East and are fading badly.
There has been plenty of factors resulting in their slump including injuries, the absence of Sergei Gonchar, a lack of depth up front and subpar goaltending.
Here is a list of every team’s players playing in the WJC along with how they acquired them:
I was going to make this post at the beginning of the tournament, because that’s when I had the idea. But then I decided that it would be a much greater story once he won Gold. Esposito was the kid rejected three times. The kid was “too lazy”. The kid was “not tough enough”.
With the trade deadline fast approaching i’m going to list buyers and sellers and possible moves
The Columbus Blue Jackets are actively searching for a right-handed defenseman and a big center and appear to have set their sights on two members of the Maple Leafs.
The trade deadline is the passion that divides us all. The various NHL clubs are spit into Buyers and sellers. In theory the buyers get a short term jolt into their lineup for a stanely cup run (short term gain) while giving up picks and prospects to the sellers (long term gain).
However, I have always believed that buyers lose much more often then thay win.
There are many rumors talking about trading Kovalchuk of the Atlanta thrashers, to me that is a mistake. Even though some nights he is on and off, he is still an amazing player who yes could bring back alot with a trade, but there you loose kovalchuk.