Author Archives: Trade Man
TSN.ca reports that
It appears that the Vancouver Canucks will have to break the bank if they want to hold on to the Sedin brothers.
KABERLE RUMOUR NIXED
Balsillie still hunting Coyotes
Flyers On Bouwmeester’s Wish List
Im sure Im going to get flamed for being a homer for this but I thought I would throw the bait out there anyway. I think I broke this down pretty evenly. The question is: who would you rather have: Jordan Staal or Johan Franzen?
Lets look at some numbers:
DON BRENNAN OF SUN MEDIA REPORTS THAT
Murray said he has already had discussions with “several teams” and hopes to get something done before the draft June 26 in Montreal.
Leafs’ turn to court Monster
Wings’ Hossa wants to have a long-term deal
There probably isn’t any team in the league that needs more retooling than the Colorado Avalanche. Yet, oddly enough, they could turn things around pretty quickly the way they are sitting.
They do not have quantity in terms of young talent, but they do have some quality. Kevin Shattenkirk projects to be a top 4 defensemen, and possibly a top 2. He should make an impact this year. They do have their franchise center in Paul Stastny, a couple solid support players (Hejduk, Wolski, Smyth), a top 5 pick, and a lot of salary coming off the books next season.
This is just a fun thing I decided to do and I found a bunch of players in the NHL currently that are of Italian descent:
G, Rick DiPietro- New York Islanders- *drafted 1st overall, 2000.- Islanders
G, Roberto Luongo- Vancouver Canucks- *drafted 4th overall, 1997.- Islanders
G, Marty Turco- Dallas Stars- drafted 124th overall, 1994.- Stars
Two part question: A. Who is better? and B. Who will the Islanders draft?
A. This one is so close for me. On one hand you have the Swedish Chris Pronger, and on the other hand you have a guy that broke Gretzky’s scoring record in the OHL. Both are unquestionably generational talents. I thought it was funny that many people through this debate out the window after Hedman’s 6 games at the WJC though.
TSN.ca reports that
TRADING HEATLEY AN ENORMOUS JOB FOR SENS’ GM MURRAY
Bryan Murray may have been officially given the title of the Senators’ executive-vice president at a press conference on Tuesday, however he will remain very busy this summer in his original role as the team’s general manager.
Murray’s biggest obstacle heading into the summer is finding a deal for star winger Dany Heatley has asked for a trade out of the nation’s capital. A request that took Murray by surprise.
Flyers centre Brière just doesn’t do it for Canadiens
Leafs primed to start making changes now
New Jersey Devils center John Madden will test market as unrestricted free agent
Well, Make It Seven is all but dead now, at least for a year. What happens with the Coyotes now? Will one of the “4 buyers” lined up to keep the Coyotes in Phoenix step up and make a serious offer? Or will the NHL fund the team for a season while they look for a buyer
This off-season, the Senators need to think small, with minor adjustments to the team. The franchise has a lot of depth at defence. With one of the team’s three stars, Dany Heatley, having requested a trade, the potential to add depth to the offence oppens up.