Author Archives: Trade Man

Kovalchuk injured! Thrashers out of the playoff hunt?

In Atlanta’s 4-1 victory over the Penguins, Ilya Kovalchuk was injured by a knee from none other than Jarkko Ruutu. Kovalchuk went down midway through the second period, tried to return for a Thrashers’ powerplay, only to skate extremely gingerly, and leave the game again. The Thrashers said only that Kovalchuk had a leg injury and wouldn’t return.
If I had to guess I’d say he’d be out 1-2 weeks, but it could be much much longer. The Thrashers, especially their PP, looked lost without Kovalchuk, and one has to wonder if they have a realistic shot of winning their division without their All-Star forward.

McCarty to return to Detroit?

Various sources are reporting that Darren McCarty may on his way back to the Red Wings.

Who would you trade

Everyone likes making trade proposals but they are always so scewed towards their home team so I thought it might be fun to see what everyone would think is a reasonable trade for their team, but there is one catch

Leaf Moves that must be made!

I have been coming to this site for 4 years and reading all the so called ideas people post on here about what the toronto maple leafs should do. Well I have not been very impressed with most of the garbage I have read. So in order to be able to grumble without feeling guilty I will put out what I would do if I was Cliff; Although people (me included) Chastize JFJ for many of his moves, I do not buy into the fact that all is lost and nobody is untradeble. First off I would hire 20 more scouts and send them to the four corners of the earth to look to develope atheletes. I would sign brunnsen out of sweden and bring kulmeien over from russia next season.
I have trades here that I will list the first being the first trade I would make not the most important.
Tampa Bay
Kubina- Raycroft – and cash 5 mil
Kuba – Denis -2nd Round pick 08
This trade doesnt change much except years of the contracts of Denis and Kuba have one year left on there contracts after this one at 6 million the team pays the players VS only a 4.3 cap hit. Tampa wants to save money not cap space because they have plenty still.

Sens Goaltending/Emery issues

On Monday Ray Emery was late once again for practice and was dismissed from practice until Paddock discussed with Murray on where to proceed.


Tampa Bay starting to think trade

Tampa is reporting that a late season fade could have huge trade ramifications for the Lightning.

Rangers trying to trade Malik

The New York Post is reporting that defenseman Marek Malik is still a Ranger and may remain a Ranger is the asking price is not lowered.

HABS Report

So the all star weekend has come and gone and now it’s time to talk about how the Habs are REALLY doing so far this season. Ready? OK GO!

My Plan to Get NY to the Promise Land

The New York Rangers have easily been the biggest disappointment in the NHL thus far. There has been little chemistry, locker room problems, goaltending inconsistency, defensive miscues, and a lack of second hand scoring.

One for the Money two for the Show

At the moment the defending champ Ducks are sitting 3rd in the pacific division one point behind Dallas and San jose, well dont look now but I think its gonna be another Quacky spring.

No Good bye for Koivu

So alot of people are saying the Canadiens should trade Koivu this year or next cause he’s not what we need. Well check this out.

Hossa in demand

The TorontoStar is reporting that Maran Hossa is a “hot commodity.”

Can the Montreal Canadiens become cup contenders with the right moves?

The Montreal Canadians have surprised everyone this year and are likely to continue to do so. Still they are not considered cup contenders and the only way they could be is to pickup a couple key players and fill some holes at the same time. The problem is that they are often out-classed when playing the teams with franchise players like Jarg and Spezza but that could change with a couple serious moves.