Author Archives: Trade Man

Why the Leafs WON'T make the playoffs

I still contend that had Allison, Lindros, Sundin,Belfour, and the ilk not had their injury troubles, they would have placed 5th or so, well that, and they coulda used O’neill on the top line… can’t score really when Domi and Kilger are your line mates… unless you’re Eric Lindros. Anyways, This years team, on paper, is much better then last years team, and now my prediction is 6 spots lower then last years prediction, and 1 spot lower then where they placed last year. Why do I not be-Leaf? Why do I, the person renound across the internet for being the biggest Leaf homer around, not beleaf the Leafs can even get into the playoffs?

Dumont A Possibility, And That's All

We all know that J.P. Dumont is now a unrestricted free agent, the question now is what team will he decide to sign with.

LeafyMcLeafs forecasts and predictions 2006

Ok, so it’s a little early, but I like to put my ass on the line for these things, so I’m putting out my LeafyMcLeaf forecast and predictions for 2006 a little early.

Leaps and bounds

The offseason is almost over, so lets look at which teams have improved and which teams haven’t.

The Best Deals in Hockey

All these dudes are due for a raise, a big raise. Some of the best deals in hockey that make your team better because they aren’t getting paid what they deserve. Post your favorites.

Canadiens sign O'Byrne to two-year deal

The official Montreal Canadiens website as announced that defenseman Ryan O’Byrne as inked a 2 year deal.

Desjardins to retire is reporting Desjardins is calling it a career

Salary caps rooms as of augest 9th 2007 every single teams salary and cap room

Anaheim Ducks

Dumont top priority… Habs listening his offer

According to and to Mix 99,7 FM JP Dumont priority is to play in Montreal.

From Mix 99.7 Fm : Dumont’s agent called Bob Gainey and offer a discount price (less than the arbitration award) for a 3 years contract.

Bruins to hold confrence call

Douglas Flynn of the Boston Herald writes, “The Bruins just announced that they will be holding a conference call for the media with owner Jeremy Jacobs, president Harry Sinden and executive vice president Charlie Jacobs tomorrow morning ‘to make an organizational announcement’ “, could Harry Sinden be stepping down???

Arbitration Awards This Year?

TSN is reporting that the Buffalo Sabres have declined to pick up J.P. Dumont’s 2.9 million arbitration award.

How are these numbers determined exactly. Is it just me or do the arbitration awards this year seem way out of wack to anybody else??

No more room

There seems to be many teams that are looking to dump salary, but few who can take it.

Caron a hawk?

According to on tuesday the Chicago Blackhawks have signed goaltender Sebastien Caron to a one-year contract.

Cross, Brown To Germany!

Spectorshockey is reporting that veteran NHL defencemen Cory Cross and Sean Brown will play in Germany next year, joining “an ever-growing number” of former NHLers to play that country.

Tanabe To The Big Apple?

Eklund is reporting that the Rangers may be interested acquiring another D-Man this offseason. However, it looks like it isn’t going to be Brian Leetch, the Rangers are apparently showing interest in recently released David Tanabe.

What Will the Rangers Look like next season?

As of right now the Rangers have quite a solid bunch of signed players through next season, and at this point it is just a question of who will make the lineup, and who might be traded. Here is what the Rangers have at each position:

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.