Author Archives: Trade Man

Problems brewing in SJ

San Jose is a solid team. They do have one glaring weakness. There 3rd line. Now my suggestion? Very simple. TRADE CHEECHOO!!! I dont care what his value is get rid of him. Dump him to another team. He should not be in SJ any more. Sure he won a Rocket Richard with 56 goals. He hasnt scored more then 30 in 2 years! He is injury prone lazy and frankly could cost us the cup. Trade him to a team desperate for scoring. Say Ottawa as a possibility. I say get a 2nd and maybe a 4th. Remember this team is desperate and would be willing to take a chance on him.

Recent Trade Rumors

Bruce Garrioch of the Toronto Sun provides his speculation regarding Mats Sundin, the Canucks, Panthers, Rangers and he also speculates that the Thrashers may be ready to trade both Kovalchuk and Mathieu Schneider.

Vrbata and Gratton waived by Tampa

Poor Tampa and their new owners. They had such high hopes for this season but now they’re losing money and trying to move some guys who have been dead weight so far this year. has reported that Vrbata and Gratton have been placed on waivers

Sundin to make up his mind soon

A bunch of media outlets are reporting that the Mats Sundin situation is drawing near, it is reported that he will make his decision by December the 15th.

The Ship Continues to Sink

As you all know the New York Rangers came flying out of the opening gate to start the season……but

Something other than fantasy updates and leaf articles.

Fantasy Hockey: Around the Western Conference

Written by Joe Cutroni, Staff Writer

December 5, 2008

HIGHLIGHTS: 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.

Statistics referenced are current as of December 4, 2008.

Fantasy Hockey: Eastern Conference Scene

Fantasy Hockey: Eastern Conference Scene

Written by Frank Mazzola, Staff Writer

HIGHLIGHTS: Frank Mazzola takes a look at the NHL’s Eastern Conference and keeps you up to date on the latest developments.

Sucess with roster suffling… Habs ready for trade

With coach Carboneau’s seemingly successful line shuffling, fans now have a better idea of who might be expendable for a trade. Are players like Higgins worth more on the team or on the block?

Is it time to trade Kovalchuk?

Mark Bladley of AJC suggests that it is time for the Thrashers to trade Kovalchuk.

And the riggin' continues…

About a month ago, the NHL decided to remove a good chunk of votes towards Habs players for the All-Star game based on the fact that some motivated fans had tricked the vote with automated scripts. Subsequently, the NHL decided to add a “Captcha” software to prevent fans from using cheating methods to get their favorite players to the All-Star game…

For some reason, in the past few days, the Penguins players on the All-Star ballot have been performing through the roof! Well it seems that some Pens fans have found a more sophisticated way to keep the riggin’ rollin’. Click on the link below and go at the bottom of the page.


The Phoenix Coyotes have acquired forward Joakim Lindstrom from the Anaheim Ducks in exchange for defenseman Logan Stephenson.

Avery on the outs

Various media outlets such as TSN and the Toronto Sun are reporting that the Dallas Stars have suspended Sean Avery. Apparently he made some rude and foul comments about his former girlfriend who is now the girlfriend of Dion Phaneuf.

Peter Laviolette Fired? is reporting that the Carolina Hurricanes have fired head coach Peter Laviolette and in a strange twist of direction have hired former Hurricane and Maple Leaf coach Paul Maurice.