Author Archives: Trade Man

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.

World Cup Providing Some Great Hockey So Far

Just submitting this so we can share thoughts on the World Cup.

In my opinion, the hockey we have seen so far has been great. I am loving the fact that we are seeing the best teams internationally playing on the smaller North American ice surfaces for a change and with NHL rules. It makes for way better hockey in my opinion although I know many will disagree.

Is a 30-35 million cap even possible?

With the recent negotiation breakdown I thought that I would look into the feasibility of a salary cap. It seems like the owners won’t bend on this so I looked at the current salary of my favorite team and wanted to see if a rumored cap of 30 to 35 million was even possible.

I will start by saying that my favorite team is the Leafs and their player contracts were the easiest to find as it is listed on their website. I will also answer the arguements that I am sure to hear from fans of teams like Atlanta who only had a team payroll last year of 27.2 million compared to the Leafs 61.8.

So Who is the Best in Canada?

So who is the best team in Canada? Well I will attempt to break it down with an analysis for everything that is hockey from goaltending to best fans to defence to best arena. Everything will be covered and from this maybe we can determine who the best team in Canada really is.

So How Much Money is Out There?

So who out there has money to spend? Training camp is a few weeks away and perhaps another season will begin in October. So what has happened this off season and where do teams currently stand? Let us look at the Eastern Conference first. Here you will find the current team’s payroll using data from nhlpa.com, the RFAs remaining and the UFAs for each team, and potential players that may be used for trade plus an analysis of the team’s situation. The Fantasy GM category is what teams could do if money didn’t matter. But obviously money does matter these days.

Centering on The Oilers

Well after phoenix decided to put an end to the hopes of every Oilers fan. (from what I have heard from sources out of Edmonton, the deal was quite a kick in the junk to Mr. Lowe) Where do the Oilers stand when it comes to finding a number one center. There are a few options when it comes to free agency.

Phoenix Coyotes free agent frenzy strikes again!!

www.phoenixcoyotes.com announced today that the coyotes have signed free agent Peter Nedved to a 2 year deal. The Coyotes made a very interesting trade as well.