Author Archives: Trade Man

Most Overrated Player?

I waited until the Stanley Cup Finals were over before I submitted this article, because I didn’t want to stir up any controversy during the Playoffs. Now that the Pens have won over all the adversities that they faced, and I am referring to Henri Zetterberg in particular, I can vent my anger. First of all, I played hockey forty years ago against some pretty good defensive players.

The Awards

So with the season finished now, lets get excited for the next stop: the awards.

I want to congratulate the Pens for their cup feat even though i have to eat my own words. I was happy to see Crosby win it if it was any consolation.

Pronger to LA

The score has confirmed on their website that the Ducks have traded Chris Pronger to LA for Jack Johnson and their 5th pick in this 2009 draft.

NHL Trade Rumors and News Rumor Roundup – June 12, 2009

Laperriere nixes offer, likely to leave Avs

STARS HIRE CRAWFORD AS NEW HEAD COACH

Tampa to deal Lecavialer?

Kessel Update

According to a story on BostonHerald.com, it is possible the Bruins may not re-sign Phl Kessel, but rather trade his rights to move up in the draft. With New York and Tampa Bay semmingly unwilling to trade away their picks, one possible partner mentioned was the Colorado Avalanche, who have the 3 pick. This is still not guaranteed, but the Bruins management is certainly open to other options. If the Bruins were to end up with the 3 pick, they would likely take Matt Duchene or Brayden Schenn.

Burke plucks Allaire from the Ducks

Brian Burke has succeeded in luring Fran├žois Allaire to Toronto to be the Leafs Goaltending Consultant/Coach. http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=281479

According to an interview on CKAC (a french, Montreal-based, all-sports radio station), Allaire had been mulling over the idea of moving back east for the last 2 years so as to be closer to his family. Anaheim offered him a contract extension at the end of this past season, but he declined the offer and let the Ducks organization know of his wishes to move closer to home.

Who gets the A.. Team Leadership huh.. What about Neil?

So here’s something that really gets to me.. Yea I’m not liking what Heatley’s doing, but what was management thinking when they gave him the “A”, permanently?! I remember watching the first or second game since he’d been promoted; with that fancy letter on his jersey he started it off with an undisciplined 10 minute misconduct cross-check to a player the opposing team… In a close loss if I remember it right..

NHL News and Rumor Roundup – June 11, 2009

Rumours fly following Heatley’s alleged trade request

Pens will be in market for blueliner

Jacques Demers: selling a Vinny trade to fans would be difficult but doable

Game 7 – Do or Die

So it all comes down to one game.

I am at a place where I have ZERO idea who is going to win. The teams have flip flopped so much. If the pattern persists, the wings will take it. Can the Pens pull a miracle out of the hat and break their dreaded Joe Louis curse?

What are everyone’s thoughts?

Flyers to Announce Emery Deal Wednesday

The Flyers will hold a press conference Wednesday at 11 a.m., at which time general manager Paul Holmgren will announce the team has a one-year contract agreement with goalie Ray Emery.

The press conference can be seen live on CSNPhilly.com and Comcast SportsNet.

The deal is reported to be worth an estimated $1.5 million, however the team cannot officially sign Emery until July 1. Emery flew from Ottawa into Philadelphia on Tuesday night while his agent, J.P. Barry, attended Game 6 of the Stanely Cup Final. Barry is expected to fly to Philadelphia in Wednesday morning.