Author Archives: Trade Man
Peter Chiarelli has made it publicly known that the Bruins are in need of scoring help. The Miroslav Satan signing made it clear that the Bruins are desperate for any scoring help they can get. With most of their forwards under performing (ala Ryder, Recchi, Savard) and injuries killing the team, they need to make a big move in a big way.
I’m a realist. With the Oilers in the position they are in, will they start to unload some veterans and try to rebuild — like Souray, O’Sullivan, Moreau, Staios etc.?
It won’t be known until sometime today whether Sergei Gonchar will be able to dress when the Penguins face Philadelphia at 7:38 tonight at Mellon Arena.
PAT HICKEY, The Gazette
Canadiens general manager Bob Gainey said his intention is to keep Tomas Plekanec beyond this season
If I have learned anything in 22 years covering the Blackhawks and the NHL, it’s that anything is possible.
Wayne Gretzky was traded. The Hawks rose from the dead. And the Carolina Hurricanes won a Stanley Cup.
By ROBERT TYCHKOWSKI
It’s looking more and more like Nikolai Khabibulin is done for the season.
The Oilers netminder was given an eight-week window to let the disc problem in his back heal on its own, and it’s not.
The Edmonton Oilers are learning so many lessons the hard way, aren’t they?
Lessons like what comes of neglecting defensive-zone coverage.
Dave Stubble, The Gazette
As seen by Allan Walsh, the agent of Canadiens goaltender Jaroslav Halak, Bob Gainey doesn’t have a problem in nets. Montreal’s general manager, Walsh says, has an issue.
With the trade deadline approaching, a number of pending free agents to be dealt with and a team making a series of starts and stops at the bottom of the standings, Leafs GM Brian Burke wants stability for his players.
But he doesn’t promise it.
Metro lawyers and a designee of the Metro Sports Authority will meet as early as this week with Nashville Predators officials to hash out issues surrounding lead owner David Freeman’s federal tax troubles and whether the team is in default on its arena lease with the city.