Author Archives: Trade Man

Crosby Denies Snubbing the Wings After Game 7

After being accused of snubbing Niklas Lidstrom, Crosby responds to Kris Draper’s comments. Crosby told the Pittsburgh Post Gazette, “My intentions were to shake hands,” “That we didn’t wasn’t me trying to avoid it,” He also had to say a few other things. “That’s the last thing I would want to do. By no means was I trying to avoid shaking the other team’s hands,” “I think it’s important to do that,”

Bad deals handicap clubs

ERIC DUHATSCHEK WRITES THAT

The NHL’s highest-paid player is the Washington Capitals’ Alexander Ovechkin, but it’s hard to argue that he isn’t giving good value for the 13-year, $124-million (all currency U.S.) contract he signed with the team last year.

Kings Deny Trade Rumor For Pronger

Sportsnet has reported that the Kings have denied trade rumors that veteran defenceman Chris Pronger was traded to the Kings for defenceman Jack Johnson and the Kings’ fifth overall pick in 2009. Kings GM Dean Lombardi denied these rumors when asked in an e-mail if he actually did do the trade and he answered with a simple “no.”

Who should Captain Canada at the 2010 Olympics?

There are many candidates when choosing a captain for Canada at the Olympics. It could be anyone from Iginla to Niedermayer. An interesting choice as of late would be Sidney Crosby. Just recently Crosby led his team to a Stanley Cup Championship. Crosby is the youngest captain in NHL history as well as the youngest captain to win the Stanley Cup.

Flyers looking to dump Briere?

Tim Panaccio of CSN Philly is reporting on the latest news with regards to the Flyers. In his article he reports that the Flyers are looking very hard to deal Danny Briere and that Biron will not likely be back now that the Flyers are signed Emery.

NHL News and Rumor Roundup – June 14, 2009

Leafs GM Burke ‘wants and expects’ Fletcher to be back

With Jay walking, Panthers desperate to deal defenceman before losing him for nothing

Koivu done in Montreal?

Best NHL Franchise

sorry this wont let me break it up into paragraphs…ok so a couple years ago for a school data project i did a report on who was the best team of all time based on statistics. It was 107 pages long so here’s the short form. (take into account this was done pre-2008 playoffs so pit and det might move up a bit. Here’s the jist of it though: Criteria: although some will argue only cups matter i set up a number of weighted criteria:Stanley Cups- 25% Regular Season Points Percentage- 20% Playoff Win Percentage- 15% Drafting Success- 7% Hockey Hall of Fame Inductees 7% Presidents’ Trophy- 7% Hart Trophy- 7% Art Ross Trophy- 4% Norris Trophy- 4% Obviously all subjective but i did conduct a survey to make it more objective. I came up with formulae to eliminate all of the bias possible. For example, a team could win 5 cups in 100 years an another team could win 1 in 5. So who’s more successful.

Market for Heatley

The Canwest News Service Reports that

Ottawa Senators general manager Bryan Murray has already taken calls and everyone seems to be speculating about where Dany Heatley might land.

Most Overrated Player?

I waited until the Stanley Cup Finals were over before I submitted this article, because I didn’t want to stir up any controversy during the Playoffs. Now that the Pens have won over all the adversities that they faced, and I am referring to Henri Zetterberg in particular, I can vent my anger. First of all, I played hockey forty years ago against some pretty good defensive players.

The Awards

So with the season finished now, lets get excited for the next stop: the awards.

I want to congratulate the Pens for their cup feat even though i have to eat my own words. I was happy to see Crosby win it if it was any consolation.