Author Archives: Trade Man

Captain Lidstrom

The Red Wings are set to name Nicklas Lidstrom as their first new captain in 20 years. He is taking over for the recently retired Steve Yzerman.

No formal announcement has been made as of yet.

Pittsburgh and Vancouver Rumor

Heard from a Vancouver radio station…

Micheletti = Davidsons Replacement

Joe Micheletti is replacing John Davidson in the booth for the Rangers. Comments?

http://www.nypost.com/sports/micheletti_eyes_msg_job_sports_andrew_marchand.htm

Bergeron re-signs with Boston

TSN is reporting Patrice Bergeron has re-signed with the Boston Bruins. The deal is reportedly worth $23.75 Million over 5 years.

Koivu Optimistic About Return!

According to tsn.ca Saku Koivu has been training hard the upcoming season and is optimistic that he will be ready for training camp. The Montreal Canadiens captain has been skating regularly now for the last three weeks after recovering from surgery to repair a torn retina in his left eye. While things have been going well on the ice, Koivu acknowledges there is always the possibility of suffering further injury to his eye. “When I look in a straight line, everything is fine,” he tells La Presse. “But when I look side-to-side… it’s a bit of a problem.” Koivu was struck in the eye by an errant high stick from Justin Williams during Game 3 of the Habs first round playoff series against Carolina. Hopefully he will be ready to start the season and lead the Habs to a playoff berth and possibly a Stanley Cup Championship!:)

surprize players for 06-07 season

There are players who breakout as superstars every year and there are players in the nhl that dont quite get the credit they deserve here are a few that i think fit into that category

Canadian teams

To many, it would be a dream to see all 6 Canadian teams make the playoffs. It almost happened last season, with the Leafs and Cannucks taking 9th in their conferences. Could this year be the year?

The Best of the Best

Today I was pondering, what would make the best lineup in the world? I know there has been many threads made up in a bunch of different sites about the best lines, but one needs to look not at the line, but the player. To put the best line together, you need to know the best players at their position. This is what I plan on doing, analyzing the best players in their position.

Hey Jason, Anson – Getting Lonely?

In one of my keeper leagues, I have the pleasure of owning Jason Allison, of no fixed address. Those poolies that also own him know one thing: it’s a waste of time trying to trade him. The same goes for owners of Anson Carter, Mike Leclerc, Oleg Kvasha, J.P. Dumont, Valeri Bure, Radek Dvorak, Peter Bondra, Yanic Perreault, and Brian Leetch. These guys were not the dregs of the unrestricted free agent lot (heck, Dumont wasn’t even a free agent three weeks ago!), but they are the best of what’s left.

Best and Worst Top Lines in the NHL

With team rosters pretty much set for the upcoming season, the question arises, “Which team’s top line will be the most and the least productive?”