Author Archives: Trade Man

Bettman Has To Go

The only way that the NHL lockout is going to be settled in a timely manner is for this to go through a third party arbitrator, and seeing as this will not happen it’s time for the owners to can Bettman.

All star antithesis

As the current CBA has expired and the next NHL game may be months or even a couple of years away, it’s time for the fans to let loose their venom. Both sides are at fault in this situation. The owners, for years of misrepresenting their finances and moronic abuse of the CBA, and the players, for saying “you know what, a million dollars a year to play a child’s game just isn’t enough”. For the players’ side, this is the all-star antithesis – the NHL All Loser teams, first and second.

Lock Out or Check Out?

This little article is an enlargement on my response to the news on Brian Burke’s suggestions for settling the difference that have led to the lock-out.

Though I may not understand all of what Mr. Burke is proposing, one thing that I do understand is that both sides are in the wrong.

Canada: The Best In the World!

Shane Doan scored early in the 3rd period to lift Canadian Hockey back to #1!

Oilers Signings

The Oilers signed RFA Jason Smith and FA Todd Harvey today.

Burke has a working solution

During tonight’s telecast of the World Cup final, Brian Burke offered a 15-point(?) operating agreement that he believes will resolve the league’s labour impasse. It’s also posted on the CBC website

Can Canada take it all?

One more game to go and Canadians wonder if their Dream Team can pull off one more win.

Canucks Depth Chart Takes Blow

I just read the article about how the Vancouver Canucks are pretty much the same team, but I think otherwise.

Of all the seasons in the past couple years, I think this team is the most different.

Brodeur Questionable

Team Canada was doing great coming off a huge 5-0 victory against the Slovaks but the win may be costly

Canucks Roster Ready To Go, Season Or No

As posted on TSN.ca the Vancouver Canucks have re-signed the Sedin twins to one year contracts. This is great news for Canucks fans because love them or hate them they solidify the second line and provide some much needed secondary scoring. Terms of the contracts have not been released due to team policy; however, it will be interesting to see if the coaching staff gives the twins more ice time this coming season as this was one of the twins main concerns during contract negotiations.

A Situation of Your Own Making

The fact of the matter is that the NHL is a the brink of doom unlike any other lockout in sports history. If the owners and players don’t come to an agreement the NHL will cease to be (at least the NHL we know) and North American hockey will suffer a huge loss.

What to look for: Rangers edition

Continuing my series, this is a look into the New York Rangers.

The More Things Change…

It was interesting to watch the docu-drama Net Worth today. I don’t think it was a coincidence that Bravo decided to air it, given the current climate in the professional hockey world today. Now, having seen it for the third or fourth time, it suddenly came to me. Nothing in the state of hockey has changed.

Leaf Gm should have been more patient.

I’m a die hard Leaf Fan,I do have some doubts as to why Fergie jumped the gun so quick on some of the contracts. I understand him wanting to keep this team together perhaps for 1 more year but I don’t understand the urgency in giving out these contracts the way he did. Starting out with Eddie,yes he had a great year & yes he’s very important to our team, a 2 year contract plus an option for a 3rd?,sorry but that was not very responsible for a guy who is 39 with a wonky back.

A Plea for Help

Dear Friends:

A time of dire need is upon us. We need to pull together. Please dig

down deep. Now is not the time to think about your own pathetic,

meaningless situation.

Cheap and Good

After listening to CBA talks and how the owners want a salary cap between $30-35 million I though it was ridiculous. I thought no team could compete with a salary cap like that. So i decided to put together a team that could compete and have the lowest salary possible.

Hull Furious about Wilson's Decisions

Brett Hull is extremely upset with Ron Wilson’s decisions about lineups, as learned from TSN.ca, Hull stormed out of the teams practice….

An Idea for a new CBA

When the talks began there has been nothing but bad news and more bad news as to how far apart the NHL and the NHLPA are in finding an agreement. In one corner we have the owners with their need for cost certainty to ‘level’ the playing field, and in the other we have the players who want to continue to make as much money as possible. Well, I believe that would mean that we are at an impass. The question is not when will we get a new CBA, rather the question is who will bend first?

World Cup Selection.

Ok this is just for fun. It is a game for fun. Really to stop the constat hatred on the site and have a little fun.

The Perfect Hockey Player

Many would argue that Frankenstein is the original horror classic. This scientist created a monster by putting different strengths and powers into one. Now it’s your turn to create the perfect hockey player.