Author Archives: Trade Man

Feaster famine

Flames general manager Jay Feaster says he’s not going with the full rebuild in Calgary. Instead, he’s going to make these Calgary Flames back into a Stanley Cup contender without subjecting fans to a prolonged stint at the bottom of the standings.

In short, Feaster would take the Flames north without first going south.

Restricted free agent Turris not without his suitors

Phoenix Coyotes boss Don Maloney doesn’t even need to dial his phone these days.

Not that he’s surprised. This, he would have seen coming.

With restricted free agent Kyle Turris holding out, Maloney must have known that it would take only a few weeks of hockey — in particular, bad hockey — for the suitors to start queuing up.

Rumor Roundup: Gagner on the block?

The Edmonton Oilers’ decision to retain rookie center Ryan Nugent-Hopkins for the remainder of the season has generated speculation over center Sam Gagner’s future with the club.

With Nugent-Hopkins centering the Oilers’ top line between Taylor Hall and Jordan Eberle, and Shawn Horcoff between Ryan Smyth and Ryan Jones on the second line, the Oilers shifted Gagner, formerly their second-line center, to right wing on the third line.

HockeyBuzz is reporting that there is tons on interest in Omark

Linus Omark of the Oilers, has been sent to the minors.. The Oilers have a ridiculous amount of young talent, and Omark is right up there.. There is a bit of a logjam going on right now in Edmonton up front, while the Oilers are still lacking on the Defensive side of the puck.

Jets GM won't pull trigger on trade

Kevin Cheveldayoff might be a first-year NHL general manager but that doesn’t mean he’s itching to pull the trigger on a trade to shake things up.

So while the Winnipeg Jets are off to a 4-6-1 start and working their way out of the basement in the Southeast Division, the general manager isn’t really looking to change things up at this time.