Author Archives: Trade Man

Balsillie Denied Yet Again

According to a report from the Toronto star and TSN, the Nhl has again denied Jim Balsillie in another attempt to buy an NHL team. Balsillie was attempting to buy Nashville Predators minority owner William Del Biaggio’s 27 percent share so that Del Biaggio could liquidate his assets.
The league has claimed that other owners in the league have to support a potential owners campaign for ownership and the deputy commisioner Bill Daly said this was the case.

What We Need To Succeed 08-09 Edition

I’ll get right to the point. This is the lineup I see the Habs needing in order to bring home Stanley!

Flyers Acquire Syvret From Edmonton

Philadelphia Flyers announce on their homepage at that they have acquired 5’11”, 200-pound defenseman Danny Syvret (SIHV-reht) from the Edmonton Oilers in exchange for forward Ryan Potulny. I think this is a good move for both clubs as Potulny wasn’t going to make it up the depth charts on a already deep team.

Draft Preview 2008

My Top 30 Prospects for the 2008 NHL Draft

1. Steven Stamkos
Trying to locate a flaw in Stamkos’ game is akin to finding a golf ball in a snowstorm. Stamkos does everything at high speed and elevates his game in more important contests. He took his game to another level in the playoffs.

How to tackle the summer

Ok. So I tried to figure out just how the leafs could blow up their team. What kind of options do they really have. In a cap world things are so much harder to actually pull off. So I put a big list together. Now I am not nieve enough to believe that it could all happen this way. This was just something I was having fun with and I got caught up crunching numbers.

Ron Wilson, Head Coach of the Maple Leafs?

It looks like the search for the Leafs vacant head coaching job is nearing its end as Toronto has apparentley given Ron Wilson an offer to become the 27th coach in franchise history.

Flyers’ Kapanen retires

Sami Kapanen has announced his retirement from the NHL reports the Philadelphia Inquirer. Sami has demonstrated nothing but class during his time in the NHL and is highly respected among Flyer fans. He is on of those few players that brings his best every game and leaves nothing on the ice. He is exactly the kind of player that Philly fans have come to love over the years, a guy who plays with heart and determination. He will be missed! He has been one of my favorite Flyers since he arrived in 2003.

New Look Avs Or Same Old Avs?

After spending a few seasons rebuilding the farm system and restocking the organization with young talent, the Colorado Avalanche went back to their tried and true ways of mortgaging the future for the present.

Patrick Marleau on his way out

According to Lyle Richardson at spector’s hockey, Patrick Marleau is on his way out of San Jose.

A deal would send him and another player (unknown at this point) to Colombus, for winger Nikolai Zherdev and the 6th pick overall.

Sens Seek Facelift

After reaching the cup final in 2007, instead of taking the next step forward, the Ottawa Senators have taken several steps back.

Yes the team was crippled with injuries at the absolute wrong time of the year with both Daniel Alfredsson and Mike Fisher falling to injury in the last week of the season. However, the team was in deep trouble well before that and everything blew up in their face in the playoffs getting swept with ease by the Penguins.

Sundin may leave Maple Leafs; Might opt for Montreal, Detroit

Paul Hunter of the Toronto Star reports that Maple Leafs captain Mats Sundin might be leaving Toronto.

Mats Sundin wins the Mark Messier Leadership Award for 2008

Mats Sundin was named the winner of the Mark Messier award for Leadership.


“REALLY?” is what I hear, in the voice of Kyle Broflovski, when questioning the President about the validity of the official story about the September 11th terrorist attacks (hilarious episode by the way, if you’re to look it up, it’s “the Mystery of the Urinal Deuce”, has every episode, it’s season ten). This is what I thought of when I read Mike Toth in’s “on-line playoff magazine”, whatever the hell that means.