Author Archives: Trade Man

Roberts and Niewendyk sign on the dotted line!!!

While watching TSN sports Center the ticker showed me that the Toronto Maple Leafs have just re-signed soon to be free agents Gary Roberts and Joe Nieuwendyk to one year deals.

Is The Eagle Taking Off?

Sportsnet.ca is reporting that talks between Ed Belfour and the Toronto Maple Leafs have broken off.

Daze a possiblity for Senators?

Chicago is rumored to not offer Eric Daze a qualifying offer. This would make him a UFA on midnight Wednesday.

Rangers Captain next year? F.A dips aswell

I was reading a topic in HF forums that asked this question. There were many responses such as Jagr, Holik, Poti. I even heard Ortmeyer! My take on this is…

Holik was never captain material, although he does care for the team

Jagr is way to selfish and would not put the team first

Poti……..self explanatory

Ortmeyer has all the traits but is way to inexperienced and honestly is not that good.

Lalime to the Blues

tsn.ca is reporting that the Ottawa Senators have traded Patrick Lalime to the St. Louis Blues for a 4th round pick in 2005. Another salary dump by the Sens as they continue to tweak their team roster.

Habs to make changes, who will make the cut?

Well even with the uncertainty regarding whether or not there will be hockey next season, there is still the “long off-season” tendencies which plague most hockey fanatics. Some smell the inside of their hockey bags, some people play numerous seasons of the NHL video game, some take part in hockey sims while others roam aimlessly through the hockey hall of fame just to get that hockey “feeling” that bites us when the puck drops for good in the first few days of October.

Well for my part, I enjoy analyzing my home team and play GM to see what changes I would make. Who I would keep in my lineup, who I would trade for (realistically) and who I would plain cut.

Here’s my own player by player evaluation of this team that swiftly undertook a transformation since Gainey took office.

Todd Bertuzzi Rally

Fellow Canucks Fans,

Many people at the Vancouver Canucks Forums are hosting a rally in support of Todd Bertuzzi.

The rally will take place at 222 Main Street in front of the courthouse on July 9th.

The New York Rangers should……..

1. Play their kids: Up front they will have Lundmark, Balej, Betts, Murray, Ortmeyer, Josh Green, Mike Green, Prucha, Giroux, Heerema, Dominic Moore and on defence they have Tyutin, Pock, Rachunek, Kondratiev, Lampman, Grenier, Nycholat, with a good shot at making the team. Prucha may be the guy to centre a line with Jagr on it, allowing Holik to play a more defensive role. He was productive in Europe, and yes I know that isnt the same as teh NHL but I think he could be similar player to Robert Reichel. I know Reichel sucks now but he was a 70-80 point player in his younger days who could play an ok 2 way game and be a good playmaker.

Who's better, the Detroit red wings or Colorado Avalanche

Me and my freind rj ( a Colorado fan ) got into a fight of who was better the wings or avalanche

Bertuzzi Offically Charged

The following were taken from an Espn article. I know how everyone feels about cutting and pasting but given the nature of the topic I thought it best to keep portions word for word.

Ovechkin or Crosby??

With the 2004 NHL entry draft on Saturday, you really have to wonder who would you rather have? The next Kovalchuk or the next Gretzky?

What to look for in the Draft

Here are some rumors that are circulating…

Weekes to be dealt soon?

Lately many hockey “experts” have been commenting on the high possibility of Carolina Hurricanes goaltender Kevin Weekes and forward Jeff O’Neil being traded.

Ottawa Senators’ Draft Preview

Heading into the 2004 NHL Entry Draft, the Ottawa Senators may be looking to make some splashes. Find out who John Muckler may trade, who he might get in return and Ottawa’s potential selections.

The Best NHL Goaltender/Player Next Season

Going into the 2004-2005 NHL season next year, there are so many great goaltenders and players that can be considered the league`s best. From Martin St. Louis to Roberto Luongo to Adrian Aucoin… there are tons of players that can be found in this category.

2003-2004 NHL Awards

I know this happened about a week ago but no one posted it so here we go.

The Post-Burke Era

I haven’t written an article in a long time, but here we go. With all the talks about the CBA and how it will affect teams and the league, why just talk about some hockey, especially the Canucks. Vancouver surely has grown well as a team from the Quinn ERA, losing and not making any money, to a team full of talent and selling out most games. However I feel the need to talk about some things.

Take on the Caps #1 overall pick, Minor Trade

Is George McPhee the right person for the Caps?

Irbe a Blue Jacket

According to theFourthPeriod.com Arturs Irbe has been acquired by the Columbus Blue Jackets for future considerations.

Madison Square Garden 10 years ago today.

It seems as if 10 years ago today players from around the league in the NHL were terrified, if not mortified to play in the most famous arena known around the world. Players came in just trying to make a name for themselves in the spot light, but worrying every stride of the way while on the ice, which would almost make or break their careers.

No arena has ever matched Madison Square Garden’s essence of 10 years ago…. But many have come close. Which arenas now scare the majority of players to do their best?