Author Archives: Trade Man

Who to Watch at the N.Y. Islander Training Camp

Now the dust has settled in Islanderland, the team can focus on the season ahead. By the same token, fantasy owners can focus on what changes this team has undergone and which players will be the most affected.

Devils Sign Lachance

The issue of a 7th defenceman for NJ has been seemingly resolved. With Matvichuk out and Malakhov all but retired the 5 shoe-ins for NJ right now is Rafalski, White, Lukowich and RFA’s Hale and Martin (will be signed somehow).

Dvorak not Leetch, back on broadway???

In Ranger news today the NY post is reporting that Dvorak one time 30 goal scorer for the Rangers may make his return.

According to

Dvorak has been talking to St. Louis, and Detroit as well….

Philly interested in Allison?

According to This is an Eklund like site so I wouldnt take this to the bank. However, it goes on to say that Allison has talked to 2-3 teams and one of them is Philly because of the primeau situation along with forsberg’s injury issues.

Top 25 Fantasy Keepers

For those of you who don’t already know, a keeper league is a pool where you keep a certain number of your players (sometimes a whole team) over consecutive seasons. The challenge here is very similar to the problem real NHL GMs face: having a great team this year as well as a great team down the road. I will let everyone know up front, I do not claim to be an amazing keeper league manager, but I put together this list and might update it a couple times during the year. Please don’t flame me too much, these lists are pretty tough (especially keeper lists).

A Real Fantasy Guide to Sleeper picks from each team

I’m sick of all these unrealistic posts of who they think will do amazing this year and take the cup and so on. I’m gonna go through each team briefly and talk about their playoff chances and players on their team that can blossom this year…

110% Think Daze deserves a shot

After watching 110% last night, I cannot believe that Bob Gainey would not at the very least give Eric Daze a crack at making the Habs roster this year. Michel Bergeron or perhaps it was Enrico Ciccone said that this guy was the fastest player on the ice practicing with other NHL players at a local rink. Daze says his back is 100%,his conditioning around 80 and is ready for training camp.Now,I know this guy is injury prone,but with his size and skill,how can the Habs lose with an incentive laiden contract?.

Red Wings to retire Yzerman's jersey

Steve Yzerman, who led the Detroit Red Wings to three Stanley Cups, will have his No. 19 jersey retired Jan. 2. His jersey will be hoisted in Joe Louis Arena to hang among Gordie Howe’s No. 9, Terry Sawchuk’s No. 1, Ted Lindsay’s No. 7, Alex Delvecchio’s No. 10 and Sid Abel’s No. 12. The Red Wings will honor The Captain before playing Anaheim.

Playoff Bound? Only if Crosby clones himself!

All these people are writing articles about how awesome the Penguins will be this year. With Crosby on the first line and Malkin on the second, they have to be in the playoffs. Really? Have you looked at the rest of the team?

Next Leafs Captain?

With Mats Sundin turning 36 and the last year of his contract approaching fast it raises the question, who will done the legendary “C” of the Toronto Maple Leafs after

Mats is gone.