Author Archives: Trade Man

Wilson Not Playing Games

For years we have seen the likes of Pat Quinn and Paul Maurice favouring players on this leafs team merely based on popularity, they’re recognition among the toronto fans and media. It seems they have never learned that the name on the back of the sweater means nothing if you can’t contribute to the name on the front. We’ve seen too many players getting undeserved ice time for poor play. It seems this year the tables have turned, and there’s a new guy in town to lay down the law…

How to turn these pretenders to contenders: Atlanta

This is my look at how to turn the Thrashers from one of the leagues worst teams to a young contender in two years. I will be doing a mock trade (with the Canucks) and a couple of signings. Think of this article as dreaming that you or I will be the GM of a mis-ran organization and the start of a glorious career and be one of the next great GM in sports: right next to Billy Beane.

NHL governors discuss second team in Toronto

Another NHL team in Toronto along side the Maple Leafs?

The Globe and Mail is reporting that the NHL governors have had informal discussions on putting a second team in Toronto.

Sharks Place Lukas Kaspar on waivers

Former 2004 1st round 22nd overall pick, 6’2″ 220 lbs. Lukas Kaspar has been placed on waivers by the San Jose Sharks.

Fantasy Hockey: Around the Western Conference

Fantasy Hockey: Around the Western Conference

Written by Joe Cutroni, Staff Writer

October 16, 2008

HIGHLIGHTS: Joe Cutroni provides an inside look at what’s happening around the Western Conference, providing the edge you need in your fantasy hockey league.

Fantasy Hockey: Eastern Conference Scene

Fantasy Hockey: Eastern Conference Scene

Written by Frank Mazzola, Staff Writer

October 16, 2008

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

My team Canada 2010

I had previously stated that I would announce who I felt was deserving of an Olympic Roster spot in 2010 exactly one year before the gold medal game. With Steve Yzerman taking the reigns, I feel if Hockey Canada believes it’s soon enough to start discussions, it is soon enough.

Wild rumor

There is speculation that the Canadiens and Wild are talking trade. Marian Gaborik is not in the lineup for the tonight’s game against Florida. According to sources ( Gaborik didn’t seem to be injured although the team listed him as so with a lower body injury.

Savard Getting Fired

Tsn is reporting that Denis Savard has been let go by the Chicago Blackhawks. As expected, Joel Quennville will likely take over as the coach to get the highly skilled Blackhawks going.

Leafs and Coyotes talking trade?

According to “Spector” there are rumours going around that Cliff Fletcher has been trying to work out a deal with Don Maloney that could involve the Leafs acquiring a first round draft pick/draft picks. The other rumour is that their could be a deal in the works involving Ian White going to Phoenix.

Alfredsson to return Friday vs Coyotes

Daniel Alfredsson skated at practise on Wednesday and he felt really good. His knee is apparently at 90% and it seems he will be ready for Friday night against the Coyotes.

Malik signs with lightning

According to

Marek Malik finally found a home with Tampa.

After being a free agent for a while now, the 33 defensmen signed a reported 1 year contract worth 1.2-million.

Miscellaneous, take 2

A few things happened in the NHL this week, so I’m gonna regroup them in this article.