Author Archives: Trade Man

NBA changes playoff format, should the NHL follow suit?

When the NHL switched to its current Playoff format, it was developed from the NBA’s playoff format. Where the division winners gain the top 3 slots and then 4-8 are filled with the best records from the conference.

Think Pink

Pink jerseys ?

I’ve read a short article which mentions that Reebok and the NHL are teaming up to produce pink jerseys for the female fans.

Gagne Contract Up In Air!

Sportsnet.ca is reporting that Philadelphia Flyers

GM has updated the status of Gagne’s contract negotiation today. Here is the interview obtained from Sportsnet.ca:

The Penguins future is bright, but how bright is it really?

The Penguins look like they are staying in Pittsburgh, and wherever they go they are a team with one of the brightest futures if not the brightest of all… But there are some details that people forget.

Rozsival In, Leetch Out?

Sportsnet.ca is reporting that with the signing of defenseman Michal Roszival to a 2-year/4.2 million dollar contract the chances and the Ranger close to the $44 million dollar cap, the chances of Leetch making a return to broadway are slim.

A Mountain of Trouble In Vangroovy

The Canucks have a payroll of $37 5000, and only have 14 players signed, leaving only $6.5 million to sign at least 6 players and have some wiggle room for injuries and free agency.

Stanley Cup Champs

Tsn.ca reports the the Stanley Cup Champion Carolina Hurricanes have signed signed right wing Jesse Boulerice to a one-year contract.

Hab's May Be in Pain

Tsn.ca and The Montreal Gazette report that Montreals Francis Bouillon experienced pain in his knee last week when he started skating and will fly to Vail, Colorado, to be examined by a doctor.

Also reported defenceman Mark Streit is suffering from tendinitis in his knees, which may be the result of too much time on the stationary bike.

Alfredsson re-elected by NHLPA

According to tsn:The National Hockey League Players’ Association announced that Daniel Alfredsson of the Ottawa Senators has been re-elected as a Vice-President on the interim Executive Committee at its annual European Player Meetings in Stockholm, Sweden.

Avs Defenseman Has Surgery on Hernia

Jordan Leopold will miss the beginning of the season with surgery on a hernia.