Author Archives: Trade Man

NHLPA's definition of

After hearing the NHLPA regurgitate over and over again that all they are looking for is a “fair” deal, I decided to check it out and see what their definition of the word “fair” actually means.

And now for something completely different…

Think of a crappy garage band playing the seediest bars in the city. At this point in time, the NHL doesn’t have much more prestige than a crappy garage band playing in a seedy bar. Hell, poker outdraws it on television, and crappy American cars driving around in circles for hours on end is more popular.

Expansion- Point, Counterpoints

Ever since I have been on this site, I have noticed how everyone hates expansion teams, and how everyone wants the league to make conditions so teams will have to fold. I agree with that, but after heavy thinking, I have come up reasons as to why 30 teams is a good thing.

Get Hockey Where You Can!!

In this Article I will share with you the University of Michigan Wolverines NCAA Div I Mens Ice Hockey team. This team boasts 14 players which have been drafted to NHL teams. Some come to the U of M team already drafted before ever even playing at the NCAA level.


Hey Hockey Fans,

I recently bought NHL 2005 for my Xbox and will be starting a Sim League for it in a few days. I will run a fantasy draft for the League. If you are interested in joining the Sim League, you can send an email to:

Ed Snider Speaks Out On CBA Impasse

Ed Snider Speaks Up About CBA

Flyers Chairman, Ed Snyder, spoke up today regarding the labor impasse with some of the most lucid comments regarding the riff between the NHL and NHLPA.

Snider said:

Roenick Makes Nice-Nice with Flyers Brass

Jeremy Roenick is known and loved for his openly and honest comments but as Flyers’ GM Bob Clarke said recently there is “no speed bump between JR’s brain and his mouth.”

So if they can't play hockey than what should our favorite players be doing?

The NHL has locked out our beloved NHLers. Poor poor players might soon need to collect food stamps, beg on some dingy Ottawa street corner, or gasp…GET A JOB!!

A 3rd Party Will Save Hockey.

Most of us see this lockout as something that will end and be over with some time or another. But if you look at this problem that the NHL now has with the NHLPA you see that the end is not very close.

It’s going to take an outside person, someone who can step up and save the Game of hockey and never be forgotten as the man who saved the game.

Who could make an impact on this lockout?

5 Questions

Here are 5 burning questions that I would like to hear your answers to.

Are the Players Sellouts? Players who Sign With European Clubs

As is reporting,

the list of NHL players running off to Europe is now at 178.

Question: Do you think that it is unfair to have players sign contracts with European clubs while the NHL is under lockout? Do you think that it kind of compromises the players position and enforces the greed aspect of professional sports, or do you think that it is a clever bargaining tool to try to force the owners into a resolution?

Bell – Making the Cut Challenge

I’m sure all Canadians were sitting around their television sets Tuesday night watching the newest reality show. “Bell – Making the Cut” If not…do it!

Holik Tells NHLPA Players To Shut Up

TSN is reporting NY Rangers checking center, Bobby Holik, is telling his fellow union members to shut their traps in regards to the battle of wills over a new CBA. This comes as New Jersey Devils’ forward John Madden leaked his willingness to play under a cap assuming the games would begin soon. Madden since said the comments were taken out of context.

A Crack in the Foundation

Dominic Hasek showed up at the Senators’ camp yesterday. No, the lockout isn’t over, unfortunately. It was the AHL’s Binghamton Senators. But it should make for an interesting scenario.

Who would you like to see be the player on HTRs Logo?

First McCabe, then Naslund, I think that the staff of HTR needs to take a poll of who should be the featured player.

Why Teachers Are Tougher Than NHL Hockey Players

This Saturday I spoke with my mother as I am apt to do on a Saturday. By profession she is a teacher in the Philadelphia public school system at a school so bad they have to pay a bonus for teachers brave enough to teach there. She has a masters in education as well as a masters in fine arts. She taught at one point in her career (back when I was an infant and the Flyers could actually WIN a Cup) and then returned to teaching later in life.

Trade speculation

I know no moves will likely be made for a long time, but I think we need a cheer up in this National Association of Greedy Bastards lockout.

JR Done With the Game? has reported a number of stories recently about Jeremy Roenick and his health including this one today from Ed Moran.

The Evil Player's Union or The Wicked Owners

Ok, I’m sure everyone has their opinion on the CBA. I’m sure some of you are cursing the players (I am) and some of you are cursing the owners.

What I found interesting and disturbing while reading an article on the official CBA site was some people actually agree that the NHL is in a healthy economic state! Up to 30%!?

It's the Rangers' fault!!!!!!!

What’s the reason we aren’t warming up our couches for a long winter of yelling at useless refs? The answer comes from the big apple, and not those fishy lookin players either, the ones from downtown. In 1997 the Rangers, working within the current CBA, destroyed hockey.