Author Archives: Trade Man
As per the Ottawa Sun:
“Two league sources confirmed to Sun Media this morning that Heatley has informed Ottawa GM Bryan Murray he’d like to be dealt. It’s believed Heatley has a rocky relationship with coach Cory Clouston and would like to be moved so that he can get more an opportunity to play.”
This is a rumor I came across while routinely surfing the net.
Darren Dreger of TSN apparently reported on the air that NY Rangers GM Glen Sather has made an offer to the Maple Leafs’ Brian Burke as follows:
To Toronto: Wade Redden, Brandon Dubinsky, and Marc Staal
To New York: Tomas Kaberle, Anton Stralman, and this year’s first round (7th overall) pick
SUTTER STILL UP IN AIR
Battle over Coyotes comes to a head
Leafs done with Cujo
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: