Author Archives: Trade Man

Leafs call up Pogge, Claim Moore

Leafs call up Pogge and claim Wild forward Dominic Moore off waivers.

I don’t know if this is a prelude to anything, but if I’m a gambling man I’m saying Raycroft to waivers/minors and let the Sundin sweeps begin…

top 10 rookies in my books so far!

Its half way through the season, so far and alot of rookies have been impressive in their first year in the big league. These rookies include: patrick kane, jonathan toews, nick backstrom, tobias enstrom, peter mueller, andrew cogliano, david perron, sam gagner, erik johnson, and martin hanzal.

Former Preds Owner Leipold Buys Wild

SAINT PAUL/MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota Sports & Entertainment (MSE), the parent company of the Minnesota Wild, announced today that an agreement has been signed to sell the Minnesota Wild and its related entities to Craig Leipold. Financial terms were not disclosed, and the final sale requires approval by the National Hockey League and other regulatory approvals.

It's not just JFJ

I find it interesting that all of the articles and opinions that are written by Leafs fans, about 90% call only for JFJ’s head when it comes to ‘blowing up the team’ and rebuilding.

While that would be an integral part, the part that is seemingly always overlooked is that it wouldn’t solve the root cause.

Report: McCarty meets with Red Wings

DETROIT — Darren McCarty has met with Red Wings officials about the possibility of returning to the team, the Windsor Star is reporting, citing an NHL source.

Hawks sign Brent Sopel to 3-year extension

The Blackhawks and Brent Sopel have agreed on a three-year contract extension that will keep the veteran defenseman from becoming an unrestricted free agent this summer.

Ovechkin in Washington to stay (for at least 6 years)

According to, Ovechkin has signed a 6 yr / 54 millions contract, so, 9 Millions / year.


French article

Are the Good Times Really Over For Good?

“are we rolling down hill like a snowball headed for hell?” – Merle Haggard

Never thought I would start off any article quoting a country music singer but today a friend of mine and I were discussing the state of the NHL and how the glory days are all gone – and I was able to pinpoint the last GREAT NHL season ever.

Canucks claim Jackets' Beech off waivers

The Vancouver Canucks claimed centre Kris Beech off waivers from the Columbus Blue Jackets on Thursday.

Panthers Acquire D Magnus Johansson From Blackhawks

Johansson, 34, is in his rookie season in the NHL. He has appeared in 18 games for the Blackhawks with four points (0-4-4).
“Magnus is a mobile defenseman that knows how to move the puck quickly and join in on the offensive attack,” Martin said. “He will also provide support on our power play.”

Habs MIGHT be interested in Oilers Stoll

Canadiens GM Bob Gainey told the media in Montreal on Monday, he’s not happy with their faceoffs (they’re 26th in the NHL at 48.1-per-cent efficiency). Sources in Montreal say one of the guys he’s keeping an eye on is Oilers centre Jarret Stoll, who had one of his better games of the year (two points, only his fourth multiple-point game). He also won seven of 12 face-offs, and is winning 53.8 percent on the year, which puts him in the top 20 in the league.

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…