Author Archives: Trade Man
Ken Wiebe of the Winnipeg Sun speculates on what the next move with be with Evander Kane as he was a healthy scratch the other night.
Randy Miller of NJ.com suggests that if the Devils are unable to sign Schneider to a new deal that they could possible end up trading him.
Gallagher: What will the new-look Canucks shake out to be?
The team is in store for a shakeup on the ice and behind the bench, but how that plays out remains to be seen
Claude Giroux has turned disappointing start into potential Hart candidacy
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Dreger “how do you replace a man like Carlyle? Is there anyone better out there than Carlyle? Are Trotz or Laviolette better than him?”
— Hope_Smoke (@Hope_Smoke) March 31, 2014
Pat Hickey thinks that it “It’s time for Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin to get a deal done with his most valuable defenceman.”
Sabres to retire Dominik Hasek’s number next season
— Nick Kypreos (@RealKyper) March 28, 2014
MICHAEL RUSSO of the Star Tribune is reports on Dany s great drought.
Only 4 Shots in the last 11 games . ouch.
Kypreos “if the Leafs fizzle out and miss the playoffs, nobody is having a conversation about Bernier. He’s done everything needed”
— Hope_Smoke (@Hope_Smoke) March 28, 2014
Did you know? Dominik Hasek owns the best career GAA (2.20) & save % (.922) among goaltenders with at least 500 @NHL games played.
— Buffalo Sabres (@BuffaloSabres) March 28, 2014
only guessing here, but trade. – @MattsMusings1: Do you think the winger DT is after will be traded for or signed in FA?”
— George Richards (@GeorgeRichards) March 27, 2014
Dreger “if Eric Staal is available, is that type of player the guy who entices Nonis to trade Kadri and Gardiner and whatever else for him?”
— Hope_Smoke (@Hope_Smoke) March 27, 2014
Devils goalie Martin Brodeur really has enjoyed seeing a lot of game action and playing pretty well the last month during a late-season stretch in which his team is fighting for a playoff spot.
He never saw this opportunity coming… not after Cory Schneider played almost every game for two months … not after knowing for sure that being traded before the NHL’s March 5 deadline was a real possibility.
“It’s been a very trying time for our team,” Phaneuf admitted on Wednesday as he made the rounds on both Toronto sports radio stations. “I was emotional after the game … I was disappointed with the way I played and mistakes that I made.”
Now some of the Phaneuf criticism out there is fair and some of it’s not.
The last stretch of the Islanders’ season isn’t just for evaluating the young players who have been rotating through the lineup.
Evgeni Nabokov, for example, isn’t signed for next season. He’s had two injuries, including a groin problem that cost him a month and left the Isles hanging during their ugly November and December.
But he showed on Sunday a little bit of why the Islanders might be interested in a fourth season employing the 38-year-old in a backup role next season.
Harder. Better. Faster. Stronger.
St. Louis was all that and more for most of a cold March night. They dealt the sliding Leafs their sixth straight loss – seven in the past eight games – and a very loud exit from the current playoff picture. Once on firm ground toward a second straight trip to the postseason, Toronto now sits 10th in the East, trailing Columbus and Detroit for the final two wild card spots with only eight games left to play.
Darren Dreger: That’s certainly the hope of the Boston Bruins and of Jarome Iginla as well. I know Peter Chiarelli, the Bruins general manager, reached out to Don Meehan from Newport Sports last week. There’s been no official back-and-forth in terms of dialogue or a negotiation and the reality is that the Bruins don’t have the tag room or the cap space to close this deal in-season.
Ryan Miller was just the perfect fit for the St. Louis Blues at the trade deadline — few people would argue that. The question is will he be the perfect fit past this season?
The Blues certainly hope so. They’ve already made it clear to Miller and his agent, Mike Liut, that they intend to aggressively try to re-sign the goalie after the season, hoping the former Vezina Trophy winner will stay on board.
James Reimer needs a cup of what Mike Cammalleri is drinking.
You can imagine what went through Cammalleri’s mind after the trade deadline. He’s a scorer, he thinks a contender can use him. Goals are hard to get in the playoffs; everyone clamps down.
He doesn’t go anywhere.
In light of the news coming out of Raleigh that long-time Carolina Hurricanes general manager Jim Rutherford could be stepping down or moving up at the end of this season, you can expect there will be lots or rumours around the Staal brothers and Jeff Skinner, not to mention goaltender Cam Ward.
That could add to the intrigue at the June draft in Philadelphia. With talk Vancouver Canucks forward Ryan Kesler was available at the trade deadline and could be back on the market come summer, along with speculation about the future of Senators captain Jason Spezza in Ottawa, there will be lots of interesting names and scenarios in play.
The chatter around the Hurricanes is that general manager Jim Rutherford might be entering his final stretch at the helm. Rutherford is close to owner Peter Karmanos, but the Hurricanes haven’t qualified for the playoffs since 2008-09. The 65-year-old Rutherford must assume some of the blame for that drought. Rutherford has been too liberal with his owner’s checkbook.