Author Archives: Trade Man
Will the Red Wings be active at the March 3 trade deadline?
Will Nicklas Lidstrom retire after the season?
Jed Ortmeyer got his first goal in 28 games, Scott Nichol his first in 27, Rob Blake his first in 17, Manny Malhotra in 12 . . .
And on it went for the San Jose Sharks on Monday night as they fattened up on the Calgary Flames while setting a franchise record of having eight different players score during that 9-1 victory.
This was the sort of breakout game the Flames had hoped for, a game where players like Nigel Dawes, Eric Nystrom, Jarome Iginla and Daymond Langkow would break out of prolonged goal-scoring slumps.
Thrashers sniper may price himself right out of Atlanta
By LANCE HORNBY, TORONTO SUN
A Maple Leafs fan with a big imagination has already trumpeted via e-mail next season’s supposed weapon of mass destruction: A Special K line of Ilya Kovalchuk, Nazem Kadri and Phil Kessel.
MICHAEL RUSSO, Star Tribune
The tension around the Wild was unmistakable Tuesday.
The erratic team was back home after an 0-3 road trip. News trickled into the locker room that unhappy veteran Petr Sykora was placed on waivers, setting the eventual stage for the end of his short Wild career. And an hourlong video session and meeting ended with coach Todd Richards changing his mind and running the team through one of the most intense practices of the season.
The Edmonton Oilers will do what’s right for the organization.
The Oil will do what’s right for the fans.
Edmonton will do nothing at all.
We’ve talked about our “sourcing” policy at our paper before, but to reiterate, I need to get something confirmed pretty well before I can report it as fact. So when some out there say that Marty Turco will not be re-signed and could be available at the trade deadline, I need to get that from somebody within the organization who agrees to be a “source” and agrees to know that my editors know that person is the “source.”
Bergeron near return
FLYERS GM HOLMGREN PLAYS DOWN RICHARDS SPAT WITH LOCAL MEDIA
Elias out 10 days; Devils won’t call it a concussion
Joe Smith, Times Staff Writer
The Vinny Lecavalier trade rumors seemingly never end, and the latest one fittingly included the Rangers, whom the Lightning plays tonight at Madison Square Garden.
Remember a couple of years ago when the Dallas Stars won the Fabian Brunnstrom sweepstakes, supposedly signing the best player not playing in the NHL? What you may not remember was that the Montreal Canadiens were also in those sweepstakes and were so close to signing Brunnstrom.
Well, according to various reports and links, the Habs may end up getting their wish.