Author Archives: Trade Man

Montreal Canadiens – you be the judge

Everyone says that Montreal is having a horrific season so far.. I agree, however, if they are as terrible as the media is making them sound like then why are they still 5th in the East? I know they haven’t played to they’re full potential since they played Columbus but if my team is playing bad and we are still in 5th and my team is filled with talent like Montreal is, I’m thinking we have a pretty good chance of making the playoffs (I don’t think anyone denies that Montreal will make the playoffs), and they also have a pretty good chance to make it to the Conference finals. I think the Canadiens are going to get better soon, and I have to say before I go, Montreal is still doing good in the standings and expect them to make a comeback soon. Promise!!

Sens Facing Mediocrity

How the mighty have fallen. The Ottawa Senators, finalists two years ago, unbeatable only a year ago have fallen on hard times.

A quarter into the season and the Sens sit one point ahead of 30th place in the NHL.

Once an envy of most organizations, the Sens are now nothing more than an overrated bunch that became complacent despite accomplishing nothing.

Maple Leafs trade watch: Several core players could be dealt

Burke may also target Nash or Bouwmeester

With Brian Burke now settling in as the new General Manager, the Maple Leaf trade watch has officially begun.

According to Lyle Richardson of The Hockey News, Burke could start shopping defensemen Tomas Kaberle and Pavel Kubina and forwards Nik Antropov and Alexei Ponikarovsky.

Habs First Quarter Not Quite As Planned

After the first quarter of the NHL season, the Montreal Canadiens have not been quite as advertised so far this year.

After having a dominant PP the last couple of seasons, the Habs are among the league’s worst with the man advantage. Obviously the team misses point men Mark Streit and Sheldon Souray who were main cogs in their PP attack.

Fantasy Hockey Eastern Conference Scene

Fantasy Hockey Eastern Conference Scene
Written by Frank Mazzola, Staff Writer
November 28, 2008

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

Fantasy Hockey: Around the Western Conference

Fantasy Hockey: Around the Western Conference
Written by Joe Cutroni, Staff Writer
November 28, 2008

Joe Cutroni provides an inside look at what’s happening around the Western Conference to give you the edge you need in your fantasy hockey league.

Kaberle looking at options??

With many of Tomas Kaberle’s former teamates eigther mulling retirement or sporting another jersey, Tomas has quietly been looking at his options. He has been looking over other team’s rosters and seeing where he could potentially fit on a contender’s team. It has been said Tomas has even inquiring about certain cities and coaches as he is considering possibly waiving his no-trade clause since the Leafs are going threw a rebuilding process.

How we could improve the Canucks

It’s a bit early to start mentioning anybody (other then Detroit, and San Jose) legit cup contenders, especially the Canucks, but they’ve played some fine hockey this season.

Right now there 2 points out of 2nd place in the West, there top 5 in the league in goals against, AND for too. We haven’t lost in regulation in our last 10 games either.

Note: Very long read! I’ve been working on it for a week or so, just writing a bit each day for a week or so, just in case you guys are wondering why I have so much free time to do this ahaha

Max Afinogenov to Colorado?

The Buffalo News reports that the Colorado Avalanche are interested in Buffalo winger Maxim Afinogenov.

It is then speculated that Forward Marek Svatos could be headed in the opposite direction, although they also say that the Avs may want to deal him for a goaltender (i.e. Halak, Khabibulin, Huet)

Svatos for Afinogenov straight up? Maybe. Look for Tyler Arnason to be involved as well. The Sabres could use a center and Arnason is on the outs with Avs fans.

Sportsnet is reporting that the Burke to toronto deal is done is reporting that Burke has agreed to a 6 year deal worth 18 million dollars.

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Luke Richardson put on Waivers by Sens

Luke Richardson has been placed on waivers today. It seems with Richardson put on waivers, the Sens may start making room for Mats Sundin to possibly come to Ottawa.

More Mats Sundin News

The Toronto Sun is reporting that the Leafs are trying to make contact with Sundin about a possible return to the Leafs this season when the Leafs travel to LA n the near future.

Is it just me!!!

Is it just me, or does Kovalev seem much slower this season? I’ve watched him get caught from behind too much this season, including yesterday in Detroit! Moves he made last year aren’t working now. I don’t know if he is just in a funk, pouting, or what! Maybe it would have been better to trade him in the off season, even with his talent.