Author Archives: Trade Man

Marian Hossa aftermath?

Well, since Marian Hossa went to Pittsburg instead of Montreal and Ottawa, what is the outcome of the trade going to be for Pittsburg. Will they sign this superstar? Or let him test free agency?

Personally, I hope that the Penguins do not sign Marian Hossa because then well, their will be future problems with the Pitts organization since they have Sidney Crosby and eventually Evgeni Malkin signed to HUGE contracts. Also, Marian Hossa will be making around the 8-10 million dollars per year mark and Pittsburg won’t sign a long term contract worth 8-10 million dollars a year, well hopefully. Maybe a one or two year contract could work for Pittsburg atleast.

Million Dollar Shootout!

At GM Place today during the Vancouver Canucks vs. Colorado Avalanche game’s 1st intermission, Darwin Head, a Prince Albert, SK native, won the $1 million dollar shootout prize, scoring 15 goals out of 20 shots, in 24 seconds, burying his 15th goal on his final shot.

You can watch all 8 minutes of it, including him and his buddies winning 4 Chevrolet Malibus (1 for him, 2 for his friends and 1 for an in-house lucky fan) and the 20-shot million dollar win on the following link in the box marked “Related Info”.

Possible new Penguins' lines

With the excitement of the Pens’ acquisition of Hossa still hot, it’s time to speculate what the new line combinations will be, once Crosby returns.
Until then, starting with tomorrow’s game against Boston, it’s looking like Staal will center Malone on his left, with Hossa on his right, while Dupuis will play on Malkin’s left, with Sykora remaining on his right.
[I’m not sure I agree with taking Malone off of Malkin’s line.]

Not Sundin's Responsiblity to Fix the Leafs

I didnt know Mats Sundin was the GM of the Toronto Maple Leafs? I didnt know it was his job to make the moves to save the franchise? It sure sounded like he had such God like power in the aftermath of his announcement that he was not waiving his no movement clause.

To no surprise, Sundin has chosen to stay a Leaf for life and in doing so, the dillusional, short sighted fans in atypical Leaf Nation fashion have turned against him.

Good day in the long run for Gainey

After days of speculation and rumors surrounding Gainey and the Habs, the deadline came and went without the big splash everyone had anticipated. I could spend this entire post saying things to specific bloggers like; “I told ya so”, but that isn’t necessary. The people who read my pre-deadline comments for the last week saw that everything I predicted to happen with the team, did. That prediction was that nothing will happen, at least in the “impact player” department. For a little bonus points I also suggested that Huet may be traded.

Will Gainey Be Taking Some Heat?

After watching the clock tick to 3:00pm and seeing the Pittsburgh Penguins acquire Marian Hossa Montreal fans were in shock. Having to watch Huet get traded had most people thinking Montreal was gearing up for a trade. That wasn’t the case…

Sharks Sign Boucher

The Toronto Star (through Associated Press) is reporting that the San Jose Sharks have signed veteran goaltender Brian Boucher to back up Evgeni Nabokov.

Leafs deadline fallout

3 Trades, 3 Players, 4 draft picks…

Sundin Staying: The Ripple Effect

Now that Sundin has confirmed to the hockey world he is not waiving the NTC for any deal, the Leafs are left with few options to improve the club for the future before the trade deadline. The ripple effects of Sundin and the other 4 Leaf players not waiving their NTC’s will surely be felt by other players currently on the roster. One can expect that Fletcher will now turn to trading the likes of Gill, Antropov, Ponikarovsky, Blake, Stajan, Wellwood, White, Kilger, Steen, Devereaux and possibly Toskala in the hopes of securing whatever assets he can to repair the rubble left by this sinking ship. The NTC players should realize that this ripple effect will surely affect their status with the team for next season whether good or bad.

Contenders Or Pretenders?

The Ottawa Senators have lost 4 out of their past 6 games, this isn’t a speed bump but something else is starting to show.

Note:This was written before the trade deadline.

Forsberg back with the Avs

The Colorado Avalanche have announced the signing of none other then Peter Forsberg for the remainder of the season. Huge signing for the Avs!

San Jose to move Marleau ???

The San Jose Mercury News is reporting that this may be the time for the Sharks to trade Patrick Marleau.

Tid Bits from the Edmonton Journal and the Edmonton Journal are downplaying any possible speculation that Jaromir Jagr will be on the move despite having an off season and the fact that he will most likely be a free agent this summer.