Author Archives: Trade Man
I want to focus on moves the Leafs should make post July 1st, as the acquisitions of Orr, Exelby and Komisarek have already been readily discussed, admired and/or scrutinized. In short though, I LOVE the moves made by Burke yesterday – the Leafs get tougher which allows their speedier offensive-type players to feel a little more protected. I don’t think the big name offensive players like the Sedin Sisters, Cammelari, Hossa, Gaborik, etc. that were out there yesterday would fit into the Leafs future plans and/or we don’t want them anyway for various reasons which I won’t get into here.
Martin Brodeur (New Jersey Devils),
Roberto Luongo (Vancouver Canucks)
Marc-André Fleury (Pittsburgh Penguins)
Steve Mason (Columbus Blue Jackets)
Cam Ward (Carolina Hurricanes)
Just throwing this out there and I know i’ll hear backlash, but thats what we love eh?
What’s the likelihood of Todd Bertuzzi coming back to Vancouver?
MICHAEL RUSSO, Star Tribune
The Wild doesn’t appear done. Sources say it still has interest in Pittsburgh’s Ruslan Fedotenko and at least one more defenseman, but Koivu appears next.
Heatley refuses to budge
Predators expect to lose players
Rangers passed on Heatley
As day 1 of the UFA season is closing HTR is providing a listing of the top players who are still available. HTR asks you to go through this list and speculate as to where you think that they will end up.
Expect Heatley to be dealt very soon to either Edmonton of if the Wild make a last pitch
Havlat has a verbal agreement to go to the Wild – Saku Koivu likely next.
Marian Gaborik to NYR 5 years for $7.5M per season.
Gionta Signs with Montreal
Chris Neil back to Ottawa
Steve Sullivan remains in Nashville.
Edmonton Signs Khabibulin
Neidermayer 1 year deal with the Ducks
Roloson to the Islanders – 2 years – 5 million
Kovalev Signs with the Habs – 2 years – 8.8 Million
Rumor Hossa to the Black Hawks could be close – Done Deal – Multi Year Contract
Dvorak, Florida. 2 years, 3.4 millions
Anderson, Colorado. 2 years, 3.6 millions
Ohlund – Done deal Tampa Bay long term
Leafs sign Colton Orr – 4 years – 4 million
Kubina has been traded to the Thrashers – Details to follow .
Knuble to the Capitals 2 years – 5.6 million
Steve Montador to the Sabres 2 years – 1.55 million
Boucher to the Flyers – 900,000 per season – 2 years
Rumors Still at this point
Rumor – Ty Conklin to the Flyers or Leafs or Blues
Rumor – Canadiens after Antropov
Rumor – Huet to the Oilers or Kings
Rumor – Kaberle for Kessel back in play
By ROB LONGLEY, SUN MEDIA
So far, the trades have been minor and draft picks are just long-term investments in the future.
But today, Leafs president Brian Burke and his staff take their latest stab at landing an impact player (or players) who can be part of both the short and long-term future of the struggling franchise.
Burke has promised to be active when the NHL free agency period opens for business at noon.
Wild puts watchful eye on Koivu’s big brother
Chicago Blackhawks reach out and text Havlat
Red Wings wait for answer from Marian Hossa; other forwards could be leaving Detroit, too
Todd Bertuzzi attended yesterday’s Blue Jays game. Could this mean Brian Burke has an offer for him? Think about it. Burke traded for Bertuzzi in 1998, signed him in 2003 (still with the Canucks) and signed Bert two years ago with the Ducks. Is Big Bert going to be a Leaf?
Its official. The Sedin twins have re-signed in Vancouver for 5 years
The annual salary averages out to be 6.1 mil. The Nucks didnt break the bank and maybe have enough to bolster their D.
According to TSN.ca/nhl
Dany Heatley says no when asked to waive his no-movement clause to facilitate an agreed-upon trade between the Ottawa Senators and Edmonton Oilers that would have sent Andrew Cogliano, Dustin Penner and Ladislav Smid to Ottawa.
Now this is going to be CRAZY! not only does Ottawa fans hate him now, but so will Oiler fans.
Wow… his list did not include the Oilers… so what happens now?
Good/Bad/Ugly: The top 10 free-agent centers
KOMISAREK TO TEST FREE AGENCY ON WEDNESDAY
Boucher about to become a Flyer?
Free Agent Prize update
BOYLE DEAL COST ‘EM SHOT AT KESSEL