Author Archives: Trade Man

Bandwagon Speculation

Growing up a Flames fan in Montreal was pretty tough. On one hand you the whole history against you. On the other you the likes of Nieuwendyk, MacInnis, Gilmour, Fleury, Otto, Suter, Veron, Makarov and Roberts all in their primes. And who can forget Lanny and Macoun. Not a shabby line up. However things start to grow on you. When you can walk down the street and shake hands with Mr. Gillett and Mr. Gainey as they go out to get a bite to eat, things change.

Blues Waive former all star Manny Legace

STLtoday.com is reporting that the St. Louis Blues have placed goalie Manny Legace on waivers. If he does clear … which is not too likely, he will be sent to the minors.

Avery back to New York?

Fox Sports is reporting that the Rangers are working quite hard on a deal to try to bring Sean Avery back to the Big Apple for the balance of his contract.

Leafs Deny Reports that Toskala is done for the year

The Toronto Sun is denying rumors that Vesa Toskala may be done for the year. It has been rumored that if his sore groin does not improve that the Leafs will “shut him down for the year.”

Gaborik ahead of Schedule … likely to still be traded

The Minneapolis Star Tribune is reporting that Marian Gaborik is well ahead of schedule in his return from surgery leading to the possibility that his trade value may once again increase considering the possibility that he could be ready (or not) in time for the playoffs.

Bruins and Oilers Talking Trade?

The Edmonton Journal is reporting that there is speculation that the Oilers and Bruins are talking about a possible trade that would see Erik Cole go to the Bruins.

Columbus looking to add players?

The Columbus Dispatch is speculating on the number of possible players who could end up as Blue Jackets before the trade deadline. Some of the players on this list include Lombardi, Marchant, Antropov and more.

Several Senators could be on the go.

Bruce Garrioch is reporting that not everyone is available on the Senators roster for trade but with that being said, he is indicating that several names could be the target of teams come the March trade deadline.

Black Hawks Speculation

Tim Sassone of the Daily Herald reports on the possibilities for the Hawks come this trade deadline.

How good are they really?

The Canucks have finally ended their 9 game losing streak, and despite such an awful stretch of game they still are in 7th place, and 3 points out of 5th. If they go on a decent run after such a long losing streak, they could be considered a team that might be able to make some noise in the playoffs.

Devils Trade Away Brookbank + Canucks Swing a Deal

Two small trades happened today that saw the Canucks and Devils both make exchanges with the Ducks.

Canadiens interested in Brad Richards?

CKAC is reporting that the Montreal Canadiens may have interest in the Dallas Stars Brad Richards and Matt Niskanen. HTR feels that if this is so it would represent a change in direction away from the Lecavailer chase to possibly a more realistic offensive option for the Canadiens.

Oilers and Panthers talking trade?

The Chicago Daily Herald is reporting that Dustin Penner continues to be on the outs in Edmonton and they go on to suggest an absolutely ludicrous trade rumor that involves the Oilers and Panthers.