Author Archives: Trade 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.

MVP Profile: Peter the Great

The legend of the prospect once traded for the 8th time concussed Eric Lindros continues to surge. Ladies and gentlemen, I give you the MVP of the 2003-2004 NHL Season: Peter Forsberg.

The Avalanche’s record with Forsberg in the lineup this year is 18-5-1-2 (18-7-1 in my book). That’s a 69% winning percentage when Forsberg has played thus far as opposed to 11-6-8-1 without him (or a 42% winning percentage).

The Dilemma in Ottawa

Last nights game was a huge litmus test for both the leafs and the sens. Along with the fight for first place for the foreseeable future anyway, the leafs needed this win after a trouncing at the hands of Ottawa last time. (Granted too many players were out of the game to call it a fair match up) And Ottawa needed this game to continue to flex their muscles in the east.

Best Trade Deadline Ever?

It looks as if more and more teams are trying to get younger and younger. There are now only a handful of teams that can seriously go out shopping for great veteran players. These teams are Colorado, Dallas, Detroit, New Jersey, NYR, Philly and Toronto.

Midseason NHL Awards

The mathematical halfway point of the NHL schedule has passed making this a good time to hand out some midseason awards.

HART TROPHY (most valuable player): Martin Brodeur, New Jersey. The Devils don’t score much, but they don’t have to with Brodeur in the crease. He leads the NHL in several goaltending categories and has played in all but two of New Jersey’s 39 games.

Latest Rumors from around the League…

Here are the latest rumors that are circling around the league….

Thrash Talk: MVP goes to the training staff

I had planned on making this a short article. For those of you that know me, you know that wasn’t very likely. But I will at least keep the opening short for once. Let’s begin, shall we?

Should Ottawa be setting their sites for a goaltender???

Many people believe that what the senators need to win the cup is to get a little tougher and, from recent rumours about Bondra, add one more talented forward.

I’ll admit watching Ottawa play is a treat. They have so many players that can burn you and the defense looks solid. (Chara moves so well for a big guy.)