Author Archives: Trade Man

Islanders’ MacDonald on block after rejecting $16M offer

The offer was there, it was rejected, and now Andrew MacDonald has to start contemplating life in the NHL with a team other than the Islanders.

About a month and a half ago, the top-four defenseman turned down a four-year contract worth $16 million, The Post has learned. So now, as the Olympic roster freeze approaches on Friday at 3 p.m., and the March 5 trade deadline nears, Islanders general manager Garth Snow is set to deal MacDonald to the highest bidder.

NHL trade rumors: Sam Gagner on the cheap?

It was easy to dismiss at first, but a trade rumor that would put Sam Gagner on the Los Angeles for, principally, Kyle Clifford is indeed real.

Senators should go after Ott, not Moulson

If the Senators can pry a guy out of Buffalo to play alongside Jason Spezza, Matt Moulson should be their second choice.

Their primary focus needs to be on Steve Ott.

Halak’s recent poor play sparks the Miller to St. Louis rumors again

That was tough luck for Halak, but we’ve seen that before. Games turn quickly when pucks find their way into the net.

“All of a sudden it evaporates,” Blues coach Ken Hitchcock acknowledged during his postgame news conference. “Jaro had a tough night.”

Halak could have made amends in the shootout, but he didn’t. A big point got away from the Blues in startling fashion.

Red Wings not planning any trades before Friday deadline, says GM Ken Holland

Because of the Olympic break this season there are two trading deadlines in the NHL.

The first begins Friday at 3 p.m. (and expires at noon Feb. 23) — the second deadline on March 5.

Don’t expect the Red Wings to do anything by Friday.