Author Archives: Trade Man
Well this just might be the most exciting series in this years playoffs. Two power house offensive teams going at only to get to the conference final.
this off season weve all heard alot of speculation about what brian burke might have up his sleeve, but lets get some of your opinions.
when i think of the leafs roster i think of a team in need of alot of changes, basicly been in rebuild mode since the late 60s with little to no accomplishment to date,
1) Seriously, their are many talks about the Leafs going for number one getting John Tavares with the number one talk. Why wouldn’t they be talking about it? He’s the best player in the draft, the hometown boy, and his favorite team are the Leafs. Heck, its similar to when everyone believed Sydney Crosby should play for the Habs a few years back.
With the Sharks ending another terrific regular season with another extremely disappointing playoffs, the topic of “whats wrong with the Sharks” has been a pretty popular one amongst the hockey community. Everyone has a different opinion as to what the reason is, whether its no heart, Joe Thornton, coaching etc.
So what I thought might be fun is, what would you do to fix the Sharks? What trades would rectify their playoff failure? Or is it something else.
He led his team in playoff scoring, had as many points as the 2nd and 3rd highest paid forwards on his team combined in the post season, and finished with 5 points in 6 games playing against a team whose defense led them to a Stanley Cup win two years ago. If this is any player but Joe Thornton, this isn’t even a story.
Okay, first round is over, let’s get all of your opinions and picks for our 2nd round matchups.
The Philadelphia Flyers are apparently looking at Kari Lehtonen as they’re upgrade in goaltending and may make a move this summer for him.
I have read so many times from many fans who post here that want to include P.K. Subban in trades. Even when they comment on how hard i is to get UFA’s to sign in Mtl and that we need an offensive dman. Some fans have made the point that you need to give value to get value, which is true, but there are other defence prospects that would also be considered value, but who don’t appear to bleed red white and blue like Subban.
The Toronto Project
Having watched the leafs play my entire life and generally feeling more disappointment then optimism, I must say I think the notion of the leafs acquiring the first overall pick feels like it is yet another disappointment waiting to happen. We simply do not have the assets necessary to pry the caliber of player that the top two picks command and in the economics of today’s game, both New York and Tampa would be crazy to part with their picks.
Now that it is official and the NY Islanders have won the 1st overall pick in the 2009 draft, the rebuilding process of the franchise can begin in earnest. The team began the process a bit last season adding numerous draft picks to the cupboard, its here, with the chance to select a potential young franchise player, that will be the key to take the organization to the next level.