Author Archives: Trade Man

Wild Goalie Niklas Backstrom top have surgery

The Minneapolis Star Tribune is reporting that Wild Goalie Niklas Backstrom is to soon have surgery and the recovery time is likely about six months. Put differently, the Wild will be without their star goalie when they begin their next season.

Leafs getting Tavares a Reality?

Many fans are skeptical about Burke’s comments on getting Tavares. But when you really think about it the idea is not so far feched. The leafs biggest asset right now is money. The leafs made a bizzare trade with tampa taking about 2.5 million off of tampa’s hands. look for the leafs to do the same on draft day. This is how the draft order works out

Joe Thornton is a playoff dog

Maybe the Bruins knew what they were doing when they sent Thornton to the Sharks. Joe Thornton was run out of town, at the time I thought it wasn’t fair because he was playing hurt. This was the excuse for his lack of playoff production at the time.

Joe you’re healthy now. What’s your excuse this time? I accuse Joe Thornton of having no heart.

Tired of RDS' homerism

I wanted to write this article a long time ago, but I decided to keep it inside. Tonight however, I can’t handle it any longer.

I’m a frenchman, from Montreal, but all of you know I’m no Hab fan. But I’m still listening all of Montreal’s 82 games on RDS, the only french sports network.

Playoffs Second Round Predictions

Ok, so we’re about 3 games into the first round, and four for some. I’m going to make some second round predictions.

We’ll start in the East:

Suspension Warranted?

Barely a week into the playoffs and already we have out first controversy. First the NHL sends teams a message about message sending. Carcillo responds by sending a message to the Penguins and in turn gets sent a message by the League who suspends him for one game to send a message to everyone else. Then Cammalleri elbows Havlat for whatever reason and nothing happens and then Lucic defends himself and gets suspended.

Snow says no !!!

Sorry Leaf fans, According to a Newsday blog, the Isles are not likely to move their pick.

When he was asked today about Burke’s offer, Snow said, “I’m not going to comment on the conversation I had with another manager. But I’m not inclined to move the pick.”

He’ll take Tavares!!!

Teams to contact the Penguings to talk to Fletcher

The Post-Gazette is reporting that while at least 2 NHL teams are in a search for a new general manager it is expected that those teams will likely contact the Penguins in the hopes of receiving permission to talk to Chuck Fletcher about the openings.

a look at the oilers off season

The end of an era (mac T) opens new doors and new opportunity in oil country. For the oilers resume following a miricle playoff run in 05-06 has been nothing but heart ache/ and disappointment in Albertas capital city.

Leafs Draft Day Pursuits

Warning: This is not a rumor article. It is an opinion and speculation piece. The only “rumor” I’m using is completely public knowledge: Brian Burke wants Tavares. Beyond that it’s just stuff I’m making up. If you’re interested feel free to read on and comment, if not then go watch the playoffs :)