Author Archives: Trade Man
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.
Brett Hull is extremely upset with Ron Wilson’s decisions about lineups, as learned from TSN.ca, Hull stormed out of the teams practice….
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?
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.
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.
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.
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 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 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.
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.
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.
I know I am not alone when I say “Can we give it a rest with Sidney Crosby??”
Wayne Gretzky is my favorite player and without question, the greatest to ever play the game. Still I do not view The Great One as clairvoyant. Nor do I believe ANYONE will ever approach or eclipse number 99′s stats. The NHL has changed and those type numbers will never be repeated. Unless of course they go to a soccer sized net.
If you’re interrested in what the leafs could do in the off-season and how they could do it check here.
Very long beware!!!
*All info from www.mapleleafs.com & www.nhlpa.com
*All figures USD
*Regular Season Only!
Sportsnet’s Hockey Hearsay reports There are rumours circulating that Mighty Ducks of Anaheim want to deal Sergei Fedorov.
As the Stanley Cup makes its rounds this Summer with players & personnel of the Cup champion Tampa Bay Lightning, as it does with every winning team each year, it goes through some unbelievable things. However, this may be a first.
As you probably know, each year the Hockey News releases a list of the top 50 players in hockey. This can spark some fantastic debate, so let’s see who made the list this year.
Brian Leetch’s short playing time with Toronto has given him no time for Jelling with building a new home in Toronto
Now this may Drive Toronto fans crazy, but guess who will be coming HOME to New York?
Rumor has it that this lockout will be Brian Leech’s ticket back home.
We need a way to End this lockout because both sides are getting farther apart. Basically the bottom line question to all the fans on HTR is.
What’s best for the NHL?
1. Hard Salary Cap? 30-35 million a team
2. Soft Cap? 50-60 Million a team
3. No Cap but hard Taxing if over a certain number?
Pick one, it’s time for the fans to fix this problem.
The NHL Players’ Association says it will never accept a salary cap for its members, and that was reiterated on Thursday in light of remarks made by 20-year NHL veteran Steve Thomas.
StuWild writes- With the likes of Forsberg, Sundin, Lidstrom and Naslund, Team Sweden knows it can compete with the best the world has to offer and I look for them to win the World Cup which gets underway August 30th.
Sweden’s forwards are right up there with the other seven nations taking part in the competition.