Author Archives: Trade Man

Stars Realigned

After a cup win in 1999 and a finals appearance the following year, the Dallas Stars have faded and have since fallen from being one of the top teams in the Western Conference. Key players departing and some poor transactions have led to their downfall.

Paying the Price for Winning

Since their move to Colorado from Quebec, the Avalanche have been one of the leagues most successful franchises. They have won all but one division title, 2 stanley cups and sell out every game as fans flock to see a team filled with several star players.

Shark Attack

For the past 10 years the Western Conference has been dominated by the Avalanche, the Wings and the Stars. Now a new wave of teams are ready to take over as lead dogs in the West.

A look at another scary young team

Well people seem to be in the mood to analyze the young talent involved in some of the expansion teams so I decided to submit my view of my favorite “scary young team”, the Thrashers. .

Blackhawks Downed by Bill Wirtz

When we talk about Stanley Cup droughts many refer to the Leafs and 1967. However the Hawks have the biggest drought as they have not won the cup since 1961. They have had their chances. They lost twice to the powerhouse Habs of the 70s and they lost to some guy named Mario and the Pens in 1992.

Finally, The Legend Speaks

It took Bobby Orr, who in many minds is the greatest player of all time, and certainly the greatest defenseman, to break his silence.

Former Glory No Longer Former?

Just a few years ago the Habs were beginning to look like a Jerry Springer/Oprah cross over, trying to paint a good picture on a horrible mess. But the Habs are back. And could very well get the division title. Which would be a huge acomplishment in the best division in hockey.

Can They Repeat?

We don’t get alot of articles on the Tampa Bay lightning, but this is going to be a big discussion when hockey comes back. Here’s what I think.

2005 World Hockey Championships

This years World Hockey Championships in Austria will usher in the new wave of hockey stars. Gone are the likes of Lemieux, Hasek, Hull and Roenick. In are the likes of Ovechkin, Lundqvist, Fisher, Hall and Legwand.

Which Sport has the best Fans?

After seeing today’s soccer antics, I figured I’d take a look at the worst part of every sport’s fan base. I’m talking about getting media attention for the wrong reasons.

A Franchise Rebuilt

That’s right. After seven years of waiting, the Pens will be back on top. Maybe not right away, but they WILL MAKE THE PLAYOFFS when hockey comes back.

No NHL but tonight is the Frozen Four NCAA Tourney

I usually don’t post other articles can’t seem to find any other articles in regard to the NCAA Frozen Four about todays contests:

Baseball Preview Update

I need all the article for the preview as soon as possible. I have only received about half of the articles.

Devils prospects in the Frozen Four

Odin be praised for David Conte.

While reading about the NCAA Ice hockey Championships I noticed that we have three Devils’ prospects – right wing James Massen (North Dakota, WCHA), right wing Barry Tallackson (Minnesota, WCHA), and center Travis Zajac (North Dakota, WCHA) – remain alive in the quest for the NCAA Division I Men’s Ice Hockey Championship title.

Why the World Hates the Toronto Maple Leafs

The Leafs here in Canada are not only the most loved franchise around but also the most hated. They are even hated in some parts of the States like Long Island and Philadelphia. Why is that? Why does the world hate the Leafs so much? There are several reasons:

NHL Cancels Most Anticipated Player Draft In Sport's History

Man, I didn’t see this one coming. The NHL, claiming an unwillingness to block out hotel rooms in Ottawa despite having a $300,000,000 war chest of funds, said that they will cancel this year’s entry draft.

Gooden-dough Up to his Old Tricks

You might think that the fact an NHL season has been lost, there’s the very real possibility of replacement players being used, there’s a good chance teams may go under and the union will lose jobs might have some effect on Goodenow – of course you’d be dead wrong.

The league met today and what they talked about has already been released. Read on for more…

Wow Baseball Season Preview Update

Here is an update on the Wow Baseball season preview.


NHL Offers Up Two More Proposals To Luke Warm Response From Union

The NHL offered up two new proposals today to the NHLPA union. The first was a 37.5 million dollar hard cap and the second was more of a return to the linkage system that the owners have wanted all along.

Bruins experiment with rules changes

“Bruins bosses Harry Sinden and Mike O’Connell a few weeks ago called up the entire Providence Bruins squad to Boston, essentially tossed the rule book in the trash can, altered the lines on the ice, and looked for new ways to open up the game. The most radical alteration was moving the blue lines closer to the nets, in theory creating smaller offensive zones.