Author Archives: Trade Man

Fantasy Hockey: Around the Western Conference

Fantasy Hockey: Around the Western Conference

Written by Joe Cutroni, Staff Writer

November 21, 2008

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.

What's Next For the Leafs?

After the first quarter of the season, there has been a few surprises in regards to the Toronto Maple Leafs.

For a team devoid of any top 6 forwards apparently, the Leafs are among the best offensive teams in the NHL. They are in the top 10 in terms of goals a game and top 5 on the powerplay. Matt Stajan, who was benched earlier this year, leads the team in points and has been a surprise as the team’s top centre.

Time to deal

Alot of trade rumours floating around at the 1/4 mark of the season. I recap on some and add a few of my own.

Ottawa gets

Dallas gets

Leafs Acquire Stempniak

The Toronto Maple Leafs have traded Alex Steen and Carlo Coliacovo for Lee Stempniak.

Some of the latest rumors and tid bits

Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun provides quite a bit of speculation in his latest article.

Burke Deal Almost Done


Various reports indicate that a Brian Burke to Toronto deal is close.

Nylander not a good idea for Chicago


We’ve all heard a lot of these rumours sending Michael Nylander to Chicago for either Byfuglien, Sopel, Khabibulin or whoever it is. But I’m not sure this is a good idea. Yes, the Hawks need a 2nd line center. Yes, Nylander fits this bill. But he isn’t what Chicago really needs : a big body.

Fantasy Hockey: Eastern Conference Scene


Fantasy Hockey: Eastern Conference Scene

Written by Frank Mazzola, Staff Writer

November 20, 2008

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

Senators Goaltending Woes… or Wonders?

At the quarter mark of the season, the Ottawa Senators’ problems are well documented. They have won only 6 of 19 games, giving them a winning percentage of .316, last in the league. They have only scored 44 goals, second worst in the league. Despite all this, I keep hearing trade rumors involving goaltenders going to the Sens, when goaltending has been the one strenght so far.

No Surprises In Southeast

As we near the end of the first quarter of the season, there are no suprises to speak of in the Southeast Division.

The Capitals are in first place and 3 teams in that division sit in the bottom 5 of the NHL. This only confirms that the Southeast is the weakest link in the NHL.

Senators working hard to land Ohlund?


Bruce Garrioch of Sun Media is reporting that the Ottawa Senators are stepping up their pursuit to land the Canucks Mattias Ohlund.

Hawks and Caps on the verge of a deal?


The Chicago Sun Times is reporting that the Black Hawks have been trying to land Nylander since the beginning of the season. It is now speculated that the two teams may finally be on the brink of making the trade become a reality.

The story of a gamer

In sports, there’s something I like to call a “gamer”. If you follow baseball, you saw one of my personal favorites, CC Sabathia, pitching complete games on three days rest. If you follow the NBA, you see a guy like Tim Duncan won has already won a few championshis. The NFL has “gamers” like Tom Brady (that being said, ***** Tom Brady). Well, the NHL has a lot of gamers. Hockey players are a special breed. But once in a while, comes along a player that you can envision winning several titles. The sort of guys who play on dynasty teams. The guts and glory guys we won’t shut the ***** up about 50 years from now.