Author Archives: Trade Man

The Best Players of All-Time

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

Trade Rumors and Speculation for July 12th

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.

Minnesota Tired of Waiting on Koivu. Target Comrie

Apparently tired of waiting on Saku Koivu to make a decision, the Minnesota Wild have turned their attention else where.

What will next season's Penguins look like?

Here is the Stanley Cup Champion Pittsburgh Penguins’ probable lineup going into next season, with possible signings to fill holes. Please feel free to post depth charts/line combinations for any other teams you know of.

Canucks Sign Samuelsson

TSN Reports:

The Vancouver Canucks made their first move in the free agent market, adding winger Mikael Samuelsson with a three-year deal. Financial terms were not disclosed.”Obviously that (the money) was the key, I shouldn’t lie,” Samuelsson said in a telephone conference call Friday after signing a three-year NHL deal with Vancouver.

Sens interested in Maxim Afinogenov

The Sens have shown a slight interest in the speedy winger and that could be what Bryan Murray is looking for to help him get a top 6 forward. Maxim Afinogenov is comming off a bad season where he was demoted to the 4th line of the sabres.