Author Archives: Trade Man

Preds trade for Steve Sullivan

During the Predators broadcast:

Nashville has officially aquired Steve Sullivan from the Chicago Blackhawks for 2 future Second round draft picks.

Caps – Leafs Deal Set to go Down

This rumor has been posted on Spector’s and was apparently suggested by Bob Mackenzie during an interview on a Washington radio station.

The deal that has been suggested by Mackenzie is Lang, Gonchar and Whitfield to the Leafs for prospects Pierre Hedin, Kyle Wellwood, along with Nik Antropov and Tomas Kaberle.

Could the Rangers actually Rebuild?

The Rangers the team who used to buy them up on the deadline may be Shipping them all out come deadline time.

Now it never happens…. But this Rumor has never been rumored before for the Rangers who have missed the playoffs for what will be a 7th time…… And As a die hard Ranger fan, all I can say is, It’s about time.

People Who could be shipped out around the league are as follow.

Real toughness; Do the Senators get it?

OK I am Leafs fan so I will try to not turn this into a Senator’s bashing session.

I have to wonder though, does Ottawa get it?

Conspiracy and a few Stray Thoughts

Let’s jump right in.

Are *all * the NHL injuries, especially to veterans as serious as they seem? I have to wonder sometimes if teams don’t just want guys to have a little extra time off. Maybe this is a ridiculous idea but you have to wonder if teams didn’t notice the Forsberg effect of sitting all year then ripping it up in the playoffs. I’ll be on the lookout for players with mysterious injuries in the next couple months… obviously this is NOT about the JR’s of the world who truly are injured. Good luck to JR by the way for a speedy recovery. The League could use more of his type.

Latest Rumors from around the League…

Here are the latest rumors that are circulating around the league…

Experts Rumor Update:(For Leafs) Maple Leafs To Acquire Another* Defenseman

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Trade Rumors have been circulating around the Toronto Maple Leafs acquiring another “Top 4″ defenseman.

And this one will definitely make them tough with a “Boogie” Man….

Jackman out Berehowsky in

TSN is reporting the leafs have traded little used D- man Ric Jackman for former maple leaf first rounder Drake Berehowsky. Good trade for both teams and both players. Jackman gets the ice time he’s been looking for and Berehowsky gets a shot at the playoffs.

The Real Legendary NHL Team

At the 2004 All-Star game in St. Paul on Sunday, they named the NHL Legendary All-Star Team, which consisted of Wayne Gretzky centering Gordie Howe and Bobby Hull, a Bobby Orr – Ray Bourque defensive pairing, and Patrick Roy in the net. When you think of the all-time line, this is really a fine choice. However, last time I checked, a team is made up of twenty guys, not six.

It's Official – Burke is Headed back to Philadelphia

According to TSN.ca and the team’s official website, the Sean Burke trade to the Flyers has indeed happened.

The old hand in the nets out west, Burke returns to Philadelphia along with young wingers Branko Radivojevic and Ben Eager in exchange for Mike Comrie.

Let the Excuses Begin

Well for those who saw the Leafs/Sens game on Thursday night you were probably witness to one of the most wackiest games of the season.

This game was exhausting to watch. Leafs fans were furious at their team in the first and middle of the second. And of course the Sens fans must be furious with the teams inability to hang on to a lead once again.

Latest Rumors from around the League…

Here are the latest rumors that are circulating around the league…

Sens GM John Muckler aquires some much needed grit.

The Toronto Globe and Mail is reporting that last night Sens GM John Muckler aquired defensemen Todd simpson from the Anaheim Mighty Ducks in exchange for winger Petr Schastlivy.

Best American Born Goaltender

With the well-earned retirement of Richter’s sweater into the rafters of MSG and the resurgence of all of the “Richter is the best American born goalie ever” talk going on, I thought it would be an interesting discussion to try and decide who the best was. I am very interested to see the opinion of those HTR members outside of the US.

The 2 R's-Ray Returning?

Well nothing’s official but Ottawa Gm John Muckler has offered rob Ray a contract to return as reported by TSN.

#35 To Be Retired – Time To Reflect

With Mike Richter’s retirement only a day away I feel as though it is time to reflect on the career of Richter. The greatest American born goalie (I dare say?) and more so the greatest Rangers’s goalie of all-time.

Ow Report

Many players have been injured this week, goalies especially. Here’s a review of the injuries and what they may lead too.

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TSN.ca is reporting that a Toronto lawyer is making another attempt to bring a National Hockey League team to Hamilton, city officials said.

Richard Rodier, who represents HHC Acquisition Corp., will appear before a committee of Hamilton’s city council Wednesday, with a proposal to take over the management of Copps Coliseum.

A Bottle Full of NHL Thoughts

Well let me preface all of this by saying that I will reply to any posts that people make warranting a reply. I would have thought this could go unsaid, but it seems that every “new” writer (and even some old) on this page is under the impression that they should just write an article and never reply to people.

Toronto's Deadline Options

Hopefully without bias, here’s what I think the Leafs should consider, as possibilities to improve their club before the trade deadline.