Author Archives: Trade Man

John Tortorella Rangers New Coach!

The New York Rangers have found the man to replace Tom Renney. That man is John Tortorella. John signed a contract with the New York Rangers today to be the new Head Coach.

Leaf Trade Offer

During the broadcast of an nhl game on tsn, Pierre Mcguire stated that burke has made it known that another gm offered him a lottery pick in this years draft for defenceman Luke Schenn,

Burke turned down this trade and i am willing to bet that the gm was Brian Lawton of the lightning. The lightning are in desperate need of defence and i cannot see Burke turning down this deal from Atlanta or New York who are in position to pick Victor Hedman and John Tavaras.

Garrioch's List of Available Players

Bruce Garrioch of the Toronto Sun breaks down the needs of all of the NHL teams and provides possibilities of who may be moved and for what before the rapidly approaching trade deadline.

Leafs to make a run at the Sedins this summer?

Lance Hornby of the Toronto Sun is reporting on the possibility that Burke will make a run to land the Sedins this offseason. He notes that Burke is very loyal to his players and has made moves to bring players who he has worked with in the past into his organizations.

The Latest on Lecavailer and St. Louis.

Larry Brooks of the New York Post is reporting (scroll down) that Tampa Bay is telling all teams that call to inquire about Vincent Lecavailer and Marty St. Louis are not on the trade market at the present time.

Flames To Make Moves?

With a recent rash of injuries, the Calgary Flames may be looking to get active over the next 9 days leading up to the trade deadline. However, GM Darryl Sutter is not a big believer in acquiring rental players, and without a lot of cap room in coming seasons, the Flames may be put into a tough spot heading into D-day. The Flames were likely just looking to tinker before injuries to W Rene Bourque (high ankle sprain, indefinite), C Daymond Langkow (bruised hand, day-to-day) and D Mark Giordano (upper body, day-to-day). Although only Bourque is expected to miss significant time, the Flames may look at more than just depth moves at this point. F Matthew Lombardi’s name keeps coming up, as it seems he has yet to reach his full potential, but has a relatively cheap price tag and has been playing his best hockey of the season in recent weeks. The Flames may look at moving him to bolster their lineup. Buffalo, Montreal, Carolina, Atlanta, NY Islanders & Columbus are a few teams rumoured to be interested. Aside from him, the Flames aren’t likely to part with a lot of players currently on their roster (at least ones with much value). Prospects F Mikael Backlund, F Greg Nemisz, D Matt Pelech, D John Negrin & G Leland Irving could always be used as bait however.

Denver Post – Smyth unlikely to be moved

The Denver Post is reporting that while Canadian news outlets are reporting on the possibility of the Avalanche possibly trading Ryan Smyth, they suggest that Smyth is very happy and does not want to leave the Avalanche.

Boston is on Kaberle's List is reporting that Boston is on Kaberle’s list of teams that he is willing to be moved to.

Fantasy Hockey: Around the Western Conference

Joe Cutroni provides an inside look at who’s hot and who’s not around the Western Conference to give you the edge you need in your fantasy hockey league.


Chicago Blackhawks


Patrick Kane (RW, CHI) has started to turn around his play of late as he looks to snap his long offensive slump. Kane is plus-3, has registered one goal, four assists and 11 SOG in the last three games. Fantasy owners who’ve held onto Kane could see a big week from the young forward as he faces Nashville, Pittsburgh and Los Angeles.

Canadiens lookinng to add Ryan Smyth + Other rumors

Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun is reporting on a ton of rumors this week with the main one being that the Montreal Canadiens are “mulling over a possible deal for Ryan Smyth.”

Go Nucks' Go!

The Vancouver Canucks officially have full support of this Leafs fan. Please do what Toronto never could, give one of the best players ever a Stanley cup. I believe that with Sundin clicking, with Luongo healthy, and with the Sedins doing what they do, Vancouver has a legitimate shot at winning the cup. Not a long article, just a notice. Nucks Nation, you have full support of at least a portion of Leafs Nation.

Baseball Trade Rumors

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Canadiens and Lightning held talks about a Lecavailer deal

Tampa is reporting that the Lightning and Canadiens have held talks about a deal to send Lecavailer to the Canadiens.