Author Archives: Trade Man

Hole in the Middle?…Malking signs with Magnitogorsk?!

From TSN.Ca: The website for Metallurg Magnitogorsk claims that Evgeni Malkin has signed a new contract and will be playing in Russia for the 2006-2007 season.

The Ducks are flying high.

After finishing 6th in the Western conference with 98 points and going to the conference finals, the Ducks were looking good with a core of young players’ mixed with some veterans. They were a good team and they improved by adding superstar Chris Pronger.

How many teams can say they have 2 defenseman capable of winning the Norris Trophy? Not many, if any… Beauchemin is good as a 3rd defenseman and he was great during the playoffs.

Salary Cap Impact – The Leafs

By Darryl Dobbs

The Toronto Maple Leafs are making decisions that they normally wouldn’t in the past. Being forced to spend under $44 million dollars when the team is accustomed to no limits at all is forcing the team to change philosophy.

Canucks interested in Bure?

According various message boards and unconfirmed reports the Vancouver Canucks are interested in acquiring free agent right-winger Valeri Bure. Bure has not played in an NHL game since 2003-04 due to back injuries and the lockout that took place the following season.

Ryder, Koivu ready, Bouillon out

According to sportsnet.ca knee surgery will keep Montreal Canadiens defenceman Francis Bouillon out until November. Bouillon underwent knee surgery on Wednesday and won’t be able to play until the first week of November, according to the Montreal Gazette.

Bruins walkaway from Tanabe

TSN is reporting that Boston decided to let Tanabe go UFA

Avs Sign McLean

According to the Colorado Avanlanche official site:

The Colorado Avalanche Hockey Club announced that it signed center Brett McLean to a one-year deal late Thursday night avoiding an arbitration hearing that was scheduled for Friday.

Calder for Handzus

Chicago and Philly make a big trade with Calder going for Handzus.

Comrie Avoids arbitration!

From the TSN.ca Staff

8/4/2006 2:26:08 PM

The Phoenix Coyotes avoided arbitration with centre Mike Comrie, signing him to a one-year deal worth $3 million US prior to Friday’s scheduled hearing. Comrie earned $1.748-million US last season.

Noronen to Russia!

Mika Noronen former Canucks backup goalie has signed with the Russian Elite League, this is because he did not want to backup Loungo next season, he would only be playing a few games which would be around 10.

Habs will lose Bouillon until november

According to RDS, the latest news for Bouillon s ongoing knee problem isn t good.

Bruins Looking To Move Tanabe

David Tanabe’s days in Boston may be coming to an end. While the defenceman did reach a settlement of $1.275 million with the Bruins ahead of his arbitration hearing, the team reserved their right to walk away from the award within 48 hours. Tanabe would become an unrestricted free agent if the B’s exercise that right.

Weinrich To Retire?

Spectorshockey is reporting that former NHL defenseman, Eric Weinrich is expected to retire and

join the coaching staff of the Portland Pirates.

Rangers, Kings, Avs Interested In Comrie!

Hockeybuzz is reportin that Comrie and Nagy of the Coyotes are going up for arbitration today. Rumor has it that Nagy will stay, Comrie will be moved, depending on the ruling to the Kings, Avs, or Rangers.

Top 9 pressure positions in Hockey.

The top 9 high pressure positions in hockey, I couldn’t figure on a 10th, so complete the list if you like. I had it in a toss up between Wayne Gretzky as coach and Marc Denis in Tampa leading a team who’s coach will call his players out and potentially with the potential of ruining their confidnece and reputation.

B's Re-sign Brad Boyes

According to BostonBruins.com

Bruins ink Boyes to multi-year deal

8/3/2006

The Boston Bruins have agreed to terms with right wing Brad Boyes on a multi-year contract, it was announced today by Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli. Boyes was a Group II (restricted) free agent.

The Rangers DID improve.

I seen lately some people talking about the Rangers, saying they had gotten worse this summer… So I’m thinking, what’s wrong about the Rangers’ moves…

Lange back on Pittsburgh Radio

http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/06215/710855-100.stm

Mike Lange decided to take the Radio Job offer from the Penguins and continue his career. On the TV side, FSN-Pittsburgh was able to choose the anouncers and decided they wanted to replace Lange, but the radio anouncers are chosen by the Penguins and they felt Lange was just what the fans wanted to listen to on the radio for the Penguins’ contests.

Habs and Ducks Talking Trade?

With the recent injuries on the canadiens blueline of Francis Boullion who status for the start of the Montreal Canadiens’ training camp next month is still up in the air and Mark Striet.

Toews to UND!

NHL.com reports Jonathan Toews, the No. 3 pick in the NHL draft, will return to the University of North Dakota for his sophomore season instead of joining the Chicago Blackhawks.