Author Archives: Trade Man
TSN.ca is reporting that the Maple Leafs have asked former Toronto GM Cliff Fletcher if he is interested in taking over as interim GM of the team.
Let’s make a deal: General manager Dale Tallon a few days ago was believed to be close to making a trade for a veteran defenseman to play the point on the power play.
Rampant speculation continues to swirl around the Toronto Maple Leafs and the dysfunctional Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment Board of Governors.
In the next six weeks, as the NHL trade deadline nears, the Buffalo Sabres’ hierarchy is certain to hold a meeting in one of the cozy upstairs HSBC Arena offices concerning their plans for the future. The questions before them are simple, unlikely to short-circuit the melons of the franchise’s deep thinkers.
The Flyers are waiting, contract in hand, for Peter Forsberg to declare himself ready to return to the NHL.
If I were to say which organization is in the best position right now. It might surprise you.
San Jose doesn’t have Curtis Joseph on its radar contrary to Internet rumors, the Sharks are not among the teams trying to lure the veteran goalie back to the NHL.
If the Maple Leafs tailspin calls for the firing of JFJ weren’t bad enough in Toronto, the team’s fans got another punch in the gut from an interview with Scotty Bowman on Saturday night.
Looks like Montreal will make the post-season (unless they have a free fall like last season) So how many people think Bob Gainey will make a move before the deadline?
What can they use?
What do they need?
Who will they be willing the trade?
The Leafs are in a position to have a good season in 08-09, but not in the standings.
Once again the All-Star game will be filled with questionable players that don’t deserve to be there, or rather, other players deserve to be there over them.
In the East I’m talking specifically about Marian Hossa, Scott Gomez and Eric Staal. Nothing about their play or numbers has been superior to Mats Sundin or Evgeni Malkin, who are tied for 13th in points in the League (and 9th in the East) and have superior +/-. Stats-wise, the top 8 in the East made it in, and then Sundin and Malkin got snubbed.
Now with the injury to Heatley, who do you think will, and should, get his replacement spot?
Apparently the Toronto Maple Leafs feel bringing an old face in can possibly help the team out of its latest flunk, and you can also add the New York Rangers as well to the list of teams interested in Curtis Joseph.
So half way through the seasons I’m sure many of you have hockey pools and probably have a few players not performing like last season. Here are some players that have just flopped/not performed this season.