Author Archives: Trade Man

Oil City Thoughts

Martin St-Louis, Ilya Kovalchuk, Jason Spezza, Olli Jokinen, Jordan Staal and more. Who should the Oilers be looking at?

The Edmonton Oilers head into the trade deadline as neither a real “buyer” or a real “seller”. The club’s only UFA’s are G Dwayne Roloson, F Erik Cole & D Jason Strudwick. If the club has any intention of competing the rest of the season, then Roloson (arguably the Oilers best player this season) cannot be moved. It’s also believed the Oilers and Roli will come together on a new contract to keep the netminder in Edmonton next season. Strudwick should be back in a depth role as well.

Deadline Dealables

The trade deadline is coming in less than 4 days and rumors are more prevalent than ever.
Everything from incredibly insane deals and lopsided deals to surprisingly equal trades have been thrown around in rumors and in a few days many of us will get to see if we were dead on, close or far off.

Burke shopping Tlusty, Ponikarovsky, Antropov and Stralman?

If anyone was listening into the FAN 590 today, Bob McKenzie has stated that Brian Burke is starting to take offers on propsects Jiri Tlusty, Anton Stralman, and current Leaf players Nik Antropov and Alexei Ponikarovsky.

Pronger to the Bruins a done deal?

James Murphy of SBNation is reporting that the Bruins and Ducks have apparently agreed to a trade in principle that would see Pronger go to the Bruins. (Note from HTR that this is an unknown source.)

Guerin on the move?

Accordin to TSN, Bill Guerin was pulled from the New York Islanders lineup just after the warm-up.

A somewhat bizzare chain of events occurred tonight involving New York Islanders forward Bill Guerin.

Guerin was pulled from the Islanders’ lineup after the warmup, just prior to this evening’s game against the Buffalo Sabres.

Gainey could look like a genius!

Bob Gainey could come out of the off-season Free Agent Frenzy looking like a genius. Now that is not to say that he has become somewhat heightened in his intelligence level but rather more likely a stroke of luck with the current econmic turmoil in the world.

Best stay-at-home d-men of the NHL

We’ve had a lot of talks here on HTR about stay-at-home d-men, with everyone having their own opinions about what is making a good defensive defenseman.

The following article is not sourced, nor statistically proven. It’s only based on the hockey games I’ve watched since 3-4 years, on the blogs/forums I read, on the talks I have with my friends, etc.

This is my top 15 of the best stay-at-home d-men of the NHL.

habs on the verge of something big

The Montreal Canadiens are in a desperate situation to produce a winning formula both on and off the ice. This being the 100th year, you’d assume Bob Gainy would loosen up a little to provide the people and fans of the red-white and blue with something to remember.

Possable Trade

If Burke and the Leafs are looking to trade with Kabarle then Calgary could be a possable partner. A trade that could work between the two clubs:

TOR= Greg Nemisz, 09′ 1st round pick, Eric Nystrom type player

The Latest Rumors from the Ottawa Sun

Mike Ziesberger from the Ottawa Sun breaks down the latest rumors (mostly the ones that we have heard about before) but also provides some new tidbits about other players who could be moved.