Author Archives: Trade Man

Team Canada at it again!

So last week Team Canada won Gold at the World Juniors for the 4th straight year. Kudos! This week introduces the first U-18 Women’s World Championships. So far, it has been brutal.
Team Canada has gone 3-0, winning 11-2 vs the Czechs, 10-1 vs the Germans and a crushing 17-0 against Team Finland. They have now advanced to the semi-finals and should easily win the Gold medal, making this tournament all but a joke.

Ovechkin Sundin

No other player has scored more goals in the past 3 years that Alexander Ovechkin. Now he is a RFA at the end of the season and he isn’t signed yet. That being said there are alot of rumors being thrown out there…

Trading Sundin wouldn’t automatically turn this franchise around. Sure he might fetch a lot in return but if Toronto fans are hoping for a Philly like turn around it won’t happen…

Here are some potential interim General Manager candidates for the Leafs.

Hey guys,

Here are some experienced onetime NHL executives who could help the Leafs map out an action plan for the team’s long-term future by becoming the club’s interim General Manager in place of John Ferguson for the remainder of this season.

Is Dallas Stars' latest deal a sign for Modano?

As the ink dries on the new contract extension that pretty much crowns Mike Ribeiro as the Stars’ No. 1 center for the next five seasons, what does that mean for Mike Modano?

Ozzy staying in motown

The Detroit Red have signed goaltender Chris Osgood to a three year contract worth and average of $1.5 million a year. The good old Alberta boy, in his 2nd stint with the Red Wings, has been there back up for two years following the NHL lockout.

This year though, when getting the chance to shine, is an amazing 19-2-1 with a league leading 1.68 GAA and with a .932 save %, is tied with the league lead. Chris almost doubles his salary of 800,000 that he made this year. Since returning to Hockeytown, he owns a 50-11-12 record

Roberto Luongo skipping out on All-Star game!

From nhl.com:
Canucks goalie Roberto Luongo said Wednesday he will skip the NHL All-Star game in Atlanta.
http://www.nhl.com/nhl/app?articleid=349367&page=NewsPage&service=page

I should be the GM – Leaf Moves Upcoming

OK…Here goes my little rant on possible moves…

1stly – Kaberle has not been playing like the player of old, many teams covet him…the San Jose connection seems possible. I say look at Washighton!!.. Ovechkin is going to be signed to an offer sheet for crazy money somewhere come the summer…why not beat everyone to the punch! as I’m sure someone will. I mean if you sell off to Washington for OV at least you have a franchise player.

Wild: Marketplace could make Bouchard a major target

Desperate for top players, the Edmonton Oilers shook the NHL last summer when they exercised a part of the collective bargaining agreement that had been eschewed by colleagues for years.

Trade Rumors Reality- Sundin,Ovechkin, and the Big 3

The world must be bored due to the lack of trades this year because of the salary cap. Below is a reality check for all the pipe dream hockey fans.

You Gotta Admire Mats…

This was going to be a comment on another thread, but I figured what the hell.

If you choose to read this and you are not a Leafs fan, substitute “admire” with the “hate hearing about”.

No matter who you cheer for, you have to applaud Mats Sundin (whether it’s his commitment, his loyalty, his heart, or maybe stupidity?) he has stated time after time after time after time after time after time that he does not want to go anywhere else. I admire him for it. He signed his contract with a NTC for a reason. Sundin is smart Swede and he knows what he is doing.

Emonton-Montreal rumours heating up!

According to Bob Ganey, the canadiens need faceoff help. Their is a rumour suggesting that Montreal and Edmonton are in trade talks about Jarret Stoll for Micheal ryder. Both are having off years but Stoll is doing great in the faceoff department and ryder is a proven goal scorer. Both are young and might help the players with a change of sceanry.

Ovechkin a possible Predator?

according to www.hockeybuzz.com, their is a rumour going on that Ovechkin could be traded to Nashville for marik Zidlicky, J-p Dumont and Ryan Suter with a possibility of shea weber. Washington would have to send Ovechkin and olaf Kolzig. The Predators are looking to do something major with their new ownership and they have a lot of cap room. A nashville station has said the Nashville has talked to Washington about Ovechkin.

Price Sent Down For A Few Reasons…

So everybody found out today that Carey Price & Kyle Chipchura were sent down to Hamilton. After watching Carey Price play since the season started people have witnessed the potential he has but this is the first time Carey Price has ever faced a down point in his Pro-Career.