Author Archives: Trade Man

Make winning more important

I want teams to try to win games, and I want to be able to read the standings and easily see who is winning games, who is losing games and how they are doing it.

Vegas Odds for the Cup

Las Vegas has released their Odds for the 16 playoff teams that will fight for the Cup.
The Ducks take 1st, followed closely by the Wings.
The interesting part: The Caps and Flyers are the 15th and 16th teams, respectively.

Look inside for all 16 teams.

Maggie the Monkey Makes picks!

Maggie the monkey of TSN has made her picks for the 08 playoffs.

Kings Need Stamkos

If there was one team in need of getting the first overall pick in the upcoming NHL entry draft, its the Los Angeles Kings. The team from Hollywood is in desperate need of a star, a franchise type player that will help bring back interest in the biggest market out west.

Lightning win the Lottery.

As the title says, The Tampa Bay Lightning have won the Steven Stamkos sweepstakes.


PLAYOFF PICTURE Eastern Conference

Here’s the top 8, the matchups, and material for debate on who will win the series.

PLAYOFF PICTURE Western Conference

Here’s how the playoffs look in the West-

Surely you can't be Serious

I am serious. And don’t call me Shirley. It seemed pretty evident at the the beginning of July that 95%+ thought the Rangers needed a shutdown defenseman and that their defensive corps would surely be lacking. [Even in an article 2 days ago] 5. Well the regular season has virtually passed as I write this with almost every team played the full 82. I plan to analyse this season of the Rangers and address other bold predictions I made.

M.V.P. is spelled O-V-E-C-H-K-I-N

If you thought the Washington Capitals were going to make the playoffs when the regular season started, you are lying to yourself. Sure Backstrom had a great freshman year, the deadline pickups of Cooke, Fedorov and Huet have improved the team and Bruce Boudreau’s coaching has been instrumental, but without Alex the Gr8, the Caps would be in the hunt for Stamkos, not Stanley.

What do the Oilers need to do this summer to get back into the playoffs?

With the Oilers going from Game 7 of the Stanely Cup Finals to not making the post season for the second straight year i think its safe to say there needs to be changes.

Alfie + Fisher out

The Ottawa Senators don’t know the worst yet but Head Coach Brian Murray said they are both significant injuries and would be out for a while.

What does this mean for the Sens?

The Western playoff battle heats up!

Sadly, the Edmonton Oilers’ amazing run to reach the playoffs has ended with a devastating loss to the Flames courtesy of Owen Nolan. Concurrently, the Nashville Predators found themselves down 3-0 against the St. Louis Blues, only to have a bunch of their grinders step up and take over as the Preds came back to win 4-3 in OT. A little later, the Canucks were up 2-0 against the Avs and looked in a solid position to strengthen their playoff bid… only to let in 4 unanswered goals.

Take a look inside for the Final 2 games of each playoff and division battling team.

Coyotes Sign Kyle Turris

The Phoenix Coyotes have signed Kyle Turris from the Wisconsin Badgers, their first overall pick. He should compliment an already fine group of rookies in Mueller, Hanzal, Carcillo, and Weller. Hopefully Blake Wheeler from the Minnesota Gophers will soon follow as the Gophers are finished for the year.