Author Archives: Trade Man
Everyone is talking about what Burke will do next. A lot of this discussion is surrounding Tomas Kaberle, and his future with the Leafs. But is Burke even considering trading him? Should he be? Maybe the best thing to do is retain the Leaf’s best defenceman.
TSN’s Bob Mckenzie Twitters –
Bruins have made it known Michael Ryder is available for trade.
Elliotte Friedman Twitters –
Flames have made it known throughout the league that Jamie Lundmark is available for trade.
Hendricks Hockey / NHL Sources Say Twitters –
If rumors Exelby dealt to LA are true, great job by NHLSourceSay. He has been adamant about that one for a few weeks
and now for Ek.
Peter Chiarelli told NESN.com on Sunday that he, just like the NHL’s 29 other general managers, is working hard to make a trade and help his struggling club. On Sunday, he may have got a little more motivation to do so when he watched a rival pad its lineup. Chiarelli witnessed the Maple Leafs pull off two major trades, acquiring defenseman Dion Phaneuf and one-time Stanley Cup champion and Conn Smythe winner, goaltender Jean-Sebastien Giguere in two separate trades. The Bruins’ general manager acknowledged that while he doesn’t think the moves will necessarily free up the stagnant NHL trade market, it may spark some life into the annual process.
According to rds.ca, Mike Cammalleri will be out of competition for at least the next 6 weeks due to a knee injury. While some say it’s a good news that he won’t require surgery, I can’t think of anything positive about this situation. By the time Cammalleri is ready to come back to competition, the Habs will most likely be out of the playoff race.
The John Liles situation – and it has entered into “situation” territory – figures to be interesting again tomorrow. Will Liles get back in the lineup against Columbus, or will he be benched again? Needless to say, he and his agent aren’t happy at the benching he received Sunday night, especially not after having put up nine points in his previous 10 games. Liles is too laid back to come out and rip the team or anything, but his agent, Joe Resnick, had a hard time biting his tongue the other night.
Oilers feel trade fever
No guessing Sutter’s next move
Jackets’ Torres likely on trading block
Are the Blackhawks stepping up their efforts to acquire a defenseman for the stretch run?
There were plenty of rumors Monday pointing in that direction.
TERRY KOSHAN – TorontoSun.com
Now that Brian Burke has started to clean house, who could be next to go from the Maple Leafs? Tomas Kaberle? Alexei Ponikarovsky? Lee Stempniak?
Kaberle said there was nothing new on his front, and would have to waive his no-trade clause.
The GM says he can’t control the reports but says the focus should be on Vinny Lecavalier’s improved play after a slow start.
With all kinds of reports circulating in regards to a potential sale of the Lightning, including one suggesting moving captain Vinny Lecavalier as part of any sale to prospective owner Jeffrey Vinik, Tampa Bay general manager Brian Lawton on Sunday squelched some of what has been reported.
So this is what it has come to. The Bruins, currently mired in 11th place in the Eastern Conference, now have to keep an eye on the wretched Toronto Maple Leafs as much as they do anyone else.
Don’t look now, Bruins followers, but the Toronto Maple Leafs just executed a pair of weekend trades, one which of which brings them tough and talented 24-year-old defenseman Dion Phaneuf, who is signed through 2013-14. That move may or may not turn around what has heretofore been a dreadful season for the Leafs, but it could have significant impact for a Bruins club that currently holds Toronto’s first-round pick in this year’s draft as a result of the Phil Kessel trade.