Monthly Archives: July 2009

Leafs-Hawks talking trade?

The Toronto Maple Leafs have a surplus of defensemen. The Chicago Blackhawks have an abundance of scoring forwards.

So it might stand to reason that the two teams would make suitable trading partners.

Tim Sassone of the Chicago Herald reports that the Leafs and Hawks indeed may be talking trade.

Was Kreider almost a Hab?

Kevin Paul Dupont

Kreider was selected 19th overall in the first round, one slot after the Canadiens chose hometown boy Louis Leblanc with their first pick. The hootin’ and hollerin’ over Leblanc had barely died down among Habs fans in the Bell Centre, and all around the city, when the Rangers followed by picking Kreider. The Habs stalled for a couple of minutes before choosing Leblanc, possibly because they were torn over whether to take Leblanc or Kreider.

Rangers can make run at cup with right moves!

Going into the free agent frenzy the rangers started with a bang by trading away underachieving Scott Gomez and then signing injury prone sniper Marian Gaborik with his money which in my opinion was a good move but now the rangers need to fill in the little pieces to the puzzle to make them more than just a playoff team like the past couple years have gone.

Dear Mr. Burke…

As a long time TML fan I have come to notice every year Toronto pushes for a playoff spot until around the trade deadline when they give up. This year I was hoping to grab IMO one of the best forwards in the draft. Brayden Schenn. However draft day came as a dissapointment. No disrespect to Nazem Kadri. But by not being able to draft Schenn. Why not trade for him? I think one of your “lesser Defensmen” packaged with something could bring Brayden to the blue and white.

The Best Players of All-Time

Who is the best player of All-Time? Here’s my top ten list:

Chicago’s mistakes could cost big next year

Why Tanguay is still on the market, the latest on Heatley and what’s next for Tavares

Catching up with Zubov, Richards

Chimera On The Block?

Aaron Portzline

The Blue Jackets have a glut of left wingers on their roster and a glaring need for a skilled defenseman. Really, it’s the last hurdle for GM Scott Howson to clear this off-season.

NHL News and Rumor Update – July 11, 2009

New group may bid on Coyotes

Leafs have what Hawks need – Would require dealing Sharp, but worth it

Sharks and Jackets to swing a deal?

Oilers haven’t given up on Heatley

Baseball Trade Rumors reports that

Halladay and Wells are not linked in Trades

Are the Habs better or worse?

Now that I think Gainey is done, I’m having a hard time trying to decide if the Canadiens are any better.

First I will start with the forwards, if you look at the names Cammalleri for Tanguay (adv Cammalleri), Gomez for Koivu (equal), Kostopoulos for Moen (equal), and Gionta for Kovalev (Advantage Kovalev). Along with who has left, Higgins, Lang, and Dandeneault. I think that this years forwards may not be able to score like last years unless kids like Stewart, Chipchura, Latendresse, S Kostitsyn, and D’Agostini can pick it up this year. So in my opinion our forwards are a downgrade this year.

Heatley's return 'doable': Melnyk

Ken Warren, The Ottawa Citizen

Alex Kovalev and Dany Heatley playing together with the Ottawa Senators?

It’s possible, Senators owner Eugene Melnyk said Thursday.

July 10, 2009 News and Rumors Roundup



Arbitration, Alex Tanguay, Brian Boyle

Penguins: McKee could fill hole on defense

Who Gillis should go after

Not only is it obvious that the Canucks need an offensive defenseman, but it is inevitable that they get one. Who is left on the free agent market that could provide the PP quarterback service and a good first pass out of the defensive zone.

Burke still after Schenn

Burke made it clear he wanted Brayden Schenn in a leaf uniform in the next couple of years. TSN even caught his disgust on camera when the Kings drafted Schenn this year, but Burke hasn’t given up on the Schenn brothers in Toronto. Rumor is Burke is currently working out a deal which would see Toronto send Tomas Kaberle and Jiri Tlusty to Los Angeles in exchange for Alexander Frolov, Brayden Schenn and the Kings 1st rounder. Frolov put up 59pts in 77 games and has been on a decline in the past couple years. In the WHL Schenn put up 88pts in 70 games. The Kings hope to make the playoffs next year meaning their pick will likely be in the 10-16 category. In Return they recieve a top 2 defenceman in Kaberle who usually puts up at least 50pts and a promising young forward in Jiri Tlusty who put up 66pts in 66 games for the marlies and added 4pts in 14 games for the Leafs this past year.