Author Archives: Trade Man

Senators’ Jared Cowen sits out again, awaiting next move in career

Cowen was a healthy scratch for the second consecutive game Sunday against the Chicago Blackhawks, once again making way for Binghamton call-up Fredrik Claesson.

Drouin would be perfect for the rebuilding Maple Leafs

FROM THE USATODAY.COM Drouin would be perfect for the rebuilding Maple Leafs to add to their stable of young forwards that includes Mitch Marner, William Nylander and Kasperi Kapanen. He could play now, under the tutelage of coach Mike Babcock and be a significant addition to the team’s rebuilding process. The Maple Leafs have been collecting young assets, and could easily part ways with one if they recognize Drouin as a potential game-changer. Drouin also was born in Quebec and played for the Halifax Mooseheads in Nova Scotia.

Going to take a lot to get big Buff out of Winnipeg

GMs Expect High Asking Price For Drouin

Elliotte Friedman was on Calgary’s Sportsnet 960 on Monday morning.

As part of a larger conversation on Jonathan Drouin:

“A lot of the GMs are overseas for the world junior tournament. I’ve been texting a couple – ‘What do you think?’ They’re saying the price is going to be high. I think they expect that. He’s still only 20 years old. He’s still a third overall pick. I spoke to one team yesterday that admitted that year, they had him ranked ahead of Nathan MacKinnon.

Seems quiet where Travis Hamonic of the New York Islanders is concerned

Manny Malhotra is on a tryout with the Blue Jackets farm team

Agent for Drouin asked Lightning for trade

Agent for Drouin asked Lightning for trade

Could the Stars target Ericksson or Edler?

If Boston is open to it and hasn’t re-signed Loui Eriksson, I think he would be a player that would be a good fit as a rental. (although making that deal after the Seguin trade might be tough to pull off). If San Jose or Vancouver is struggling, I’d inquire about Brent Burns or Alex Edler and put up some of the young guns as bait. That’s just barstool talk, but now I can say that I said it first if it ever happens.

Teams Interested In Trading For Barrie

“But one thing I kind of did realize was that if Colorado is going to trade somebody, the name that a lot of teams want to talk about is Tyson Barrie. Now I don’t think Colorado is there yet. But he’s a restricted free agent at the end of the season with arb rights, and some teams can see how this might end up being a problem for the Avalanche.

Could the Avs and Leafs make a deal?

If it’s true and Matt Duchene is available, the Leafs should be all over the Avalanche in trying to make a deal. The Avs need defence badly. I’d move Dion Phaneuf and Kadri for Duchene in a heartbeat and even eat a little salary if need be. Would you do that? Would Joe Sakic?

Avs would want Zibanejad and Chabot for Duchene

Are Big Changes on the Horizon for the Colorado Avalanche?

I’d been hearing a few rumors recently involving the Avalanche, rumors of Sakic calling around the league to gauge interest in any possible trades to help his club, which entered Thursday’s road contest with the Boston Bruins at 5-9-1, just one point ahead of cellar-dwelling Edmonton in the Western Conference.

Could the Sharks trade Marleau?

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