Author Archives: Trade Man
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.
The last few weeks have proven the Leafs current roster is not good enough to compete for a payoff spot, let alone a Stanley Cup run. This project is extremely far from being finished and the only ones who really know that is the Leafs management.
With only 40 points in 40 games, and sitting nine points out of the final playoff spot in the Western Conference, the St. Louis Blues have made a coaching change.
Looks to me like this is the start of something to get the Bruins offence kick started…the offence has been performing below par thus far this season.
Dan Barnes, edmontonjournal.com
As auditions go, this is surely an odd and uncomfortable one for Edmonton Oilers defenceman Steve Staios.
If it is true that pride goes before the fall, then if Glen Sather is too proud to admit his mistakes in signing Wade Redden, Michal Rozsival the second time and Donald Brashear, he has no place running the Rangers any longer.