Author Archives: Trade Man
By Jeff Gordon
Hockey Guy remains in David Backes’ camp, despite his offensive decline this season. So this bit of speculation in the Globe and Mail was unsettling.
Kings’ Jack Johnson irate over GM Lombardi’s comments about him and Michigan
Laraque calls release by Habs ‘classless’
Tampa Bay Lightning reportedly has gotten money from NHL, Sun Sports to make payroll
Bolts claim Thompson off waivers from Islanders + Hedman out
A year after Nik Antropov was shipped out of Toronto, will his buddy Alexei Ponikarovsky also be on the move come the March trade deadline?
If Maple Leafs president Brian Burke does, in fact, hold on to slick puck-moving defenceman Tomas Kaberle, there are indications from around the league that Ponikarovsky would be the one remaining Toronto player who would fetch the most in a deal.
Georges Laraque will not play another game with the Montreal Canadiens.
On Wednesday, the Hurricanes named Eric Staal the team’s new captain and also asked leading scorer Ray Whitney and defenceman Niclas Wallin to waive their no trade clauses.
While general manager Jim Rutherford says he expects the team to compete for the rest of the season, he indicated that he’ll likely trade away some veteran players before the March 3 deadline.
The danger in evaluating the individual components of a ruined hockey season sometimes lies in assessing too much value to the few who have actually performed well.
I know it doesn’t matter in the real world of sports, but I like Marty Turco.
He’s a good guy who does a lot of good things for a lot of people. He donates time and money to charity. He believes it’s part of his job to sell the South on hockey. He finds ways to make his job fun.
By MICHAEL RUSSO
Right winger Petr Sykora passed through waivers without being claimed Wednesday and will now stay away from the Wild until his future is crystalized.
With the help of agent Allan Walsh, General Manager Chuck Fletcher is trying to trade Sykora and appeared to be getting closer Wednesday.
Yes I know, the season isn’t over, the Leafs can still make a miraculous run to the playoffs and end the 40 year drought, yeah yeah yeah. Anyone who has watched this team without Leaf goggles on knows that they are absolutely hopeless. The goal scoring this year has been decent, the defense has been improving, and the goaltending has been horrendous. Gustovsson plays respectably, but he is not good enough to make this team respectable. Toskala has been terrible, no other word for it, we can usually count on him for one weak goal per game if not more. But with every problem comes a solution, and whadda ya know? Another Leaf article giving one.
Anyways, the Leafs off-season wish list is long, and it will take a lot of signings or trades to get it done. Assuming they don’t resign any UFAs here is what they need.
Will the Red Wings be active at the March 3 trade deadline?
Will Nicklas Lidstrom retire after the season?