Author Archives: Trade Man

Pronger extended

Chris Pronger just got a huge new extention from the Flyers, thats would see him playing untill he is atleast 42 years old….

Kovalev to ask Heatley to Stay.

Kovalev has landed in Ottawa with a massive bang. He has claimed he beleives with his addition the Sens can win the Cup, and he has come out and said he wants Heatley to stay, saying the team needs him to win and will be better off to keep him than let him go, he’ll go so far as to call Heatley and see if he can’t make things better and start to repair a fractured relationship.

saku koivu signs in anaheim is reporting that saku koivu has signed a 1year 3.25 million dollar contract with the anaheim ducks

Senators trade Auld to Stars

The Ottawa Senators today traded journeyman goaltender Alex Auld to the Dallas Stars for a sixth round pick in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft. Auld had a decent season for the Sens, going 16-18-7 with a 2.47 GAA and .911 Save % on a team which never recovered from Gerber’s bad start. This trade can mean one of several things:


With the losses of Kovalev and Komisarek, the Habs will be hard pressed to fill the voids. However, by letting Koivu go, as expected, they now have to fill yet another spot down the middle. Gainey and the Habs need to lay to rest the Lecavalier rumors once and for all. To be forgiven for allowing fan favorite Kovalev go, Gainey will have to pull off a miracle….Vinny may be the only miracle for forgiveness in La Belle Provence.

Leafs TraDe Bait

Common sense tells us that the Leafs will trade at least 1 of their Dmen away to get a forward(s). Brian Burke was on TheFan 590 today and did absolutely nothing to dismiss these rumors.
I suggest we look at a couple options about what we could get in return for some of them.
First off lets look at Toronto Defencemen

Who stays? Who goes?

It had been a busy week for the Maple Leafs. Bryan Burke has done a great job so far but he has definatly set himself up for future trades and possible buyouts. So far this week he has accomplished in no perticular order..

Signing Mike Komiserak 5-year, 22.5 million contract
Signing Francois Beauchemin 3-year, 11.4 million contract
Signing Jonas the MONSTER Gustavsson 1-year, 900k contract
Signing Colton Orr 4-year, 4 million contract
Re-signed Mikhail Grabovski 3-year, 8.7 million contract
Traded Pavel Kubina to ATL for Garnett Exelby and Colin Stuart
Also re-signed Ben Ondrus (Marlies captain) and a couple others

Trade Sense

As a leaf fan, I cannot see how our team is going to penalty kill let alone score goals. One thing that I think Burkie should do is this:

Jordan Stall
Tomas Kaberle

New identity Habs

With the departure of captain Saku Koivu now official, the team habs fans have supported (or critizised) through thick and thin has now been all but dissolved. Although this change in personnel could’ve been seen coming a mile away, most fans would’ve expected more than what Gainey has put together. What’s even more discouraging is the salaries of the newly signed players leave next to no room for improvement.

Rumors and Notes from the NHL

1. Spezza speaks about Heatley

2. Free Agent Winners and Losers so far

3. Sharks could be in the Market for a free Agent

4. Devils interested in Brendan Morrison

5. Leafs shopping for a penality Killer

Koivu To Anaheim

Former Montreal Canadiens captain Saku Koivu has landed in Anaheim and will join the Ducks.

He signed a 1 year contract worth 3.25 million.

Hudler Leaves The NHL

The offseason became a lot more challenging for the Detroit Red Wings on Wednesday, as reports indicate that restricted free agent forward Jiri Hudler has agreed to a contract with Dynamo Moscow of the Kontinental Hockey League.

Thanks, Joe

This is a tough goodbye to a legendary player. Every year we lose guys who will likely make the Hall of Fame. Sometimes we lose them in groups of three, four, or five. But it’s not often we lose the quality of man we are about to lose in Joe Sakic, and I have one word for him.