Author Archives: Trade Man
Phoenix Coyotes’ mess heads to court
Long line for vacant GM position in Florida
The goalie roulette continues for Flyers
Hawks winger presents long-term solution to Crosby line dance
With tough decisions for the top 3 teams at this years entry draft, I have compiled a list of the last 20 (from ’89 to ’08) top 3 picks in each draft and broken them down into a team. A fun look at the value of a #1 and how these picks pan out.
Definetly the #1 overall team has the best group of forwards, but the #3 overall team has the best group of Defenman. The #2 team overall may have the best well rounded talent from top to bottom. Vote below on which team you think is best.
Will it be Tavares or Hedman? The answer may not be certain but one thing is! Year in and year out, Gary Bettman is heckled every year during any appearances on stage at the NHL draft. I can’t help but wonder if this guy gets it or not. He has become the George Bush of hockey, it’s quite obvious no one supports you mr. Bettman but you just keep doing it; pissing people off. Although it seems he isn’t about to expand the NHL, just the small stories here and there about possible future expansion to places such as Las Vegas just shows how this guy really doesn’t get. I mean forget expansion, the NHL should get rid of 2-4 teams.
It seems we here on HTR spend a good deal of time discussing how to fix the Montreal Canadiens, Toronto Maple Leafs, and the Boston Bruins. Perhaps some of us armchair GM’s should put our minds to work on some other teams. After all, it is often these forgotten teams that make a big push in the off-season, and always somewhat unexpectedly. For that reason, I thought I would start with the Florida Panthers, who I believe are poised to make some big moves this summer.
RANGERS NEED STAR FOR LEGIT CUP SHOT
Ley-Quinn reunion unlikely
New Wild GM hints trades in the offing
Rumour mill goes Wild
Back in the day, say 50 years ago… NHL teams where built on local products. All the French players played for Montreal and all the GTA boys played for Toronto. Me and my Montreal friend are bored at work and decided to built a homegrown only team to play heads up against each other. The criterias are the player has to be HOMEGROWN or live less then a hour’s worth from downtown.
So Toronto had the GTA (excluding KW, London, Barrie, Peterborough, Hamilton to make it fair). And Montreal has the island and both north and south shores. Here are our rosters:
At the age of 41, the guy certainly deserves another shot – with a roster with which he has a chance to win. . . .Sales of several NHL teams are apparently on the table right now, and must be approved by 75 percent of league owners to go through. Reportedly, the Florida Panthers have an offer of $240 million for the team, its arena and adjacent land.A deal that still seems doomed is the attempt by BlackBerry billionaire Jim Balsillie to buy the bankrupt Phoenix Coyotes and move them to Hamilton, Ontario. hl/view.bg?articleid=1177297&format=&page=3&listingType=nhl#articleFull
According to spectorshockey, new Wild GM Chuck Fletcher is shopping a few of his players due to economic uncertainty.
Minnesota has always been an organization reluctant to spend to the cap and these rumours make sense. Players speculated to be on the trade block are:
Goalie Josh Harding
Centre/LW Pierre-Marc Bouchard
Enforcer Derek Boogaard
Slowly developing prospect M-A Pouliot
Well the new www.hockeysfuture.com NHL organization prospects list has been updated as of June 2nd, 2009. I know many of you think that they are over valuing the other teams and undervaluing your team, just remember they are not the biased armchair GM’s.