Author Archives: Trade Man

NHL Awards

With approximately 10 games remaining for each team in the regular season, the race for the NHL’s Individual Awards will not change much. We can now make an educated guess on who the recipiants will be. Who do you think will take home the hardware?

Lack of Important Trophy

Every year the debate rages over who will win the big trophies, The Hart, The Ross, The Veznia, The Norris, but there seems to be one missing that makes the most sense of all. There should be a trophy awarded to the best “Stay-at-home” defenseman.

Reasons why people hate Toronto!

Over the years the Toronto Maple Leafs organization have been heavily criticized by many hockey fans coming from all over North America all the way to Europe. It’s gone as far that Sports Illustrasted in an article last year, considered them the “most-hated team in professional sports.” Now what is the reasoning for this hate? Is it the Toronto players? Is it the Toronto Media? Or is it just the Toronto fans themselves? The point of this article is for people to state their reasoning behind their hatred of the leafs and for the Leaf fans to defend themselves. Because we all know just how passionate they are. I know this is the last thing Leaf-haters want, another Maple leaf article. But this one will be on the basis of bashing them. Being a leaf-hater myself I thought I’d share my reasons for hating the biggest team in Canada and in hockey.

Surprising Playoff Race

As you look at the playoff race, their are a lot of new and surprising teams in it like San Jose, Calgary, Nashville, Tampa Bay, and Buffalo, But the question is are they for real…….?

Experts Look: I'LL Tell Yuh Whats Really Wrong With The Game!..

With all the Bertuzzi exploitment and hockey personalities being scapcoated.

I won’t keep my view back, and I’ll go ahead and tell you what it is that’s killing our game, along with its respect and dignity….

-Look no further then your “reliable” media.

Top 10 Hockey Lowlights In History

In light of the recent Bertuzzi incident, I received an interesting email from a friend. Its an article done by cbc rating the 10 worst hockey incidents of all time…

The Truth is Finally Told about Hasek

A local Detroit TV station (WDIV Channel 4) today showed an interview with Detroit Red Wing GM Ken Holland where Holland set the record straight on Detroit Red Wing Dominic Hasek abruptly walking away from hockey in Detroit for the rest of this season, and perhaps for good.

This Years Trade Awards (I Know, Bad Tittle)

There have been lots of trades to look at this year, so lets take a look at the best and worst trades made this year.

Battle for the last spot in the East

It all comes down to who is hot, and who is cold in these last 12 games for each team.

Buffalo, St. Louis, and even Edmonton are just points out of the last spot.

St. Louis 1 point behind Nashville and LA. Have a the best chance to take the last spot in the West while Buffalo is just 4 points away from pushing the Islanders out of it.

Are They Underrated Or Overrated?

When I’m watching, or thinking about hockey there is just one thing that really annoys me…….

Who Is Going To Win The President's Trophy?

With the trade deadline past us, the NHL excitement now turns to the playoff races that are evolving. This year, the major race is not who is going to make the playoffs, rather, who is going to finish first overall in the league and win not only the President’s trophy, but home ice advantage throughout the entire playoffs as well.

The intention of this article is to break down the remaining schedules for the 7 teams that still have a legitimate shot at #1.

Be An Analyst : Komic-J on the Montreal Canadiens and Trade Deadline.

Well, now that the trade deadline is behind us, it’s time for us, fans, to speculate about our favorite team’s chances in the playoffs. Living in Montreal, my favorite team is, of course, the Montreal Canadiens and, hopefully, they’ll be in the playoffs this year. Are they in good shape ? Are they going far ? Could they have done more ? What’s wrong, what’s good…here’s what I have to say;

Punishment doesn't fit crime

I’ve been watching Canuck games for 10 years, but I’ve never been this embarassed.

I’m sure you’ve all seen it by now, the humiliated look on Markus Naslunds face says it all.

Monday/Early Tuesday Trades Review

Check out the trades that occurd Monday and on Tuesday morning (early)!

Messier says Don't try it with me.

The Captain has been rumored all over the board more and more, but this time Mark Messier won’t let a Leetch type deal happen to him.

How? He said he simply won’t go to any team who trades for him.

Since Leetch is gone. Messier has no desire to play anymore. But he will not leave N.Y. by letting Sather ship him out like the leetch deal.

Ranger Faithful Pulling for Leetchie

I haven’t had much time to make a post the last week or so, but there is just too much stress building inside of me regarding my beloved NY Rangers. Alexi Kovalev, Petr Nedved, Jussi Markkanen and Chris Simon being dealt were just mere flesh wounds. If this gets posted great, if not it’s a great way for me to vent on a very sensitive subject aka the low blow of all low blows: Brian Leetch being dealt to Toronto.

Trade deadline deadpool!

Hi kids! I’m Titans! Let’s play a game! The game is the NHL trade deadline deadpool! Here’s how it works! You pick FIVE names of players you think are gonna be traded before Tuesday’s 3:00 pm deadline! The person who picks the most players actually traded wins!

Moves on this day

TSN reports:

“The St. Louis Blues have traded goaltender Brent Johnson to the Phoenix Coyotes for centre Mike Sillinger, TSN has learned. Details to follow.”

The Montreal Canadiens have made a trade with the Wild for Jim Dowd. In return the Wild get a 4th round pick.

Leetch a Leaf!

Info from Sportsnet: Toronto has picked up Brian Leetch, it will include a combo of picks and a prospect back to New York no details have been issued as of yet. Details soon.

Big Winners And Big Losers

With all the trades that have happened before the deadline this year, it’s always fun to look at who won which trades. These are all the major trades that have taken place so far this year and the winners of each trade.