Could the Canucks be a dynasty team in the making?

Ya, ya, some of you might already be fuming at the fact that I would even consider the Canucks a dynasty team, but if you break down the roster, there is a special vibe which it gives off.

Bonk not long for Ottawa?

According to The Fourth the Ottawa Senators are shopping star forward Radek Bonk around the league. Apparently the Sens. are unhappy with Bonk’s production after winning a two year 6.7 million dollar contract in arbitration last year.

Sources of TFP say the Isles, Rangers, Kings, Phoenix, Calgary and the Blue Jackets which had three scouts at the Senators game against Montreal last night.

So what do you think it would take to get a forward of Bonk’s caliber? What teams do you believe are really in the running? I gotta believe Bonk’s most likely destination is Los Angeles. They are a star forward away from being a team that can compete for it all, and they have to know it.

Tradedude's Interesting Facts 11/22

Week 2: Period by Period Scoring Stats

Part II of my collective series of interesting facts will include each team’s 1st, 2nd, and 3rd period goal totals as of Nov. 13. It will also include who I think is on hot so far this previous week. Not physically of ofcourse. lol.

Milan Hnilicka Placed on Waivers

Rogers Sportsnet reports that the Atlanta Thrashers have put Milan Hnilicka on waivers.

I guess this leaves Dafoe as Da-Man and Pasi Nurminen as his back-up. Good move by Waddell.

I have never been that high on Hnilicka who was the Recycled from the Rangers a few years ago. If he is so good how come he couldnt crack the lineup with New York years ago. To me the Thrashers were just wasting their time with Hnilicka.

Straka & Pens|Can Dafoe Help Thrash?|Mike's Replacement|Brodeur| and more!!!

How have the Pens done since Straka stepped in?

Can Dafoe really help Atlanta to Thrash?

A 19 year old kid carrying a $70M team?

Burns, are ya nuts!!!? Brodeur played all Devils games, but here’s why…

Who am I?

I was the first player ever to be drafted by the Avalanche.

The L.A fans unrest with monarchy rule when King Allison is ill.

Sports Illustrated the most pathetic sports magazine, and Michael Farber the most unprofessional and small-brained loser in the hockey world.

Sabres have an Owner (probably)

Both and a local radio station (WNSA 107.7 FM) are reporting that the NHL has decided on a new owner for the Buffalo Sabres. Apparently the decision will be announced sometime in the next week.

And the winner is……

Experts Look:

Just giving some Expert analysis on this weeks early rumors.

It's done!!! Dafoe's a Thrasher!!

It’s done finally!! is reporting that former Boston Bruins goalie Byron Dafoe has accepted a two year deal from the Atlanta Thrashers.

The Sabres might be shopping Gratton…and the rest of the team

The Buffalo News is reporting that the Coyotes may be interested in Buffalo’s leading scorer Chris Gratton. Also, the Sabres have called up goaltending prospect Ryan Miller from Rochester. Could they be shopping one of their goaltenders?

Laviolette to Be Fired? Trade rumors.

My favorite reporter (not) Larry Brooks “has learned” that many of the problems that the Islanders are having this year stems from a rift between certain core players and head coach Peter Laviolette. According to Brooks, the rift began last year during the Toronto playoff series when Laviolette scolded many of his high profile players in front of reporters and higher ups in Isles management.

Report: Dafoe headed to Atlanta

The Canadian Press says the struggling Thrashers will pick up the former Bruin and either try to trade Milan Hnilicka or demote Pasi Nurminen.

The NY Rangers .. The Bermuda Triangle of Hockey

Are the NY Rangers the Bermuda Triangle of Hockey? It seems talented players go there never to be seen or heard from again.


In this age of ridiculous contracts and overpaid stiffs there are still a few bargains out there in the NHL. The Hockey News recently published the salaries of each and every player in the NHL and I was surprised to see how many underpaid (as well as overpaid players there were out there).

The Eagle V.S. Cujo (Comparison)

The battle Leafs fans have been talking about since early July. The Detroit Red Wings make their only visit to Air Canada Centre Saturday night and everyone wants to see Ed Belfour face Curtis Joseph in net.

Red Wings Sign Jason Woolley

The Detroit Red Wings have signed defenseman Jason Woolley of the Buffalo Sabres.

It was not secret that the Wings were shopping for a defenseman, after Jiri Fischer suffered a torn ACL, and will likely be out of the lineup for 4 to 6 months.

Richter May Retire

It is more of a suggestion, but I think Mike Richter should take it seriously.

Should the Senators trade Arvedson ?

Midway through the month of October, rumours were brewing about the Ottawa Senators wanting to trade Magnus Arvedson. It seems like all this trade talk has died down, but why?

Bruins looking at Isbister?

Durring the TSN telecast of the Bruins Isles game tonight, the TSN analysts stated not once, but twice that the Bruins GM Mike O’connell was watching Islanders player Brad Isbister like a hawk durring the pre-game skate. They later commented that it was known that the Bruins wanted to move Mclarren to the Isles. (Where did they get that from?)

I don’t think that the Bruins would move Mclarren for Isbister streight up. It would take a couple of semi-biggish names for Mclarren and lower level Bruin.

It is definatly a sellers market in Mclarrens case. The Bruins have nothing to lose by letting him sit, and they are #1 in the league right now I think. If the Bs move Kyle now, to the Isles, or anyone else, it will have to be a NICE deal for Boston.

What are your speculations on this? Please don’t be insane and suggest that the Isles trade Yashin to Boston. Lets not waste each others time with that one, and I wouldn’t speculate a whole lot on Samsonov either, he isn’t going anywhere.

Suter to Come Out of Retirement?

It was first reported on a Detroit radio morning show that the Red Wings are reportedly looking for help on their blueline, which has seen Steve Duchesne remain unsigned and Frederik Olausson join the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim. Now that defenseman Jiri Fischer has injured his left knee and out for 4-6 weeks, the Red Wings are supposedly looking for some help. Gary Suter has been rumored as speaking with Wings’ GM Ken Holland, as reported on

Fischer out for 4-6 months

The fourth year Wings defenseman tore an ACL late in their victory vs. the Predators. This will be a major blow and may force them to sign a veteran defenseman to fill the void. Possible replacements: