Author Archives: Trade Man
Could the Maple Leafs target Rick Nash at the end of next season? BlueJackets Extra believes that if the Blue Jackets do not sign Nash to a contract extension by the end of this summer the speculation will begin to ramp up regarding the possibility to Nash returning to his hometown Toronto to play for the Leafs.
Rumor has it that the Flyers and Atlanta Thrashers are discussing options. Apparently, there is talks of Van Riemsdyk for Kari Lehtonen!?! This could not be a bigger mistake for the Flyers! Why in the world would they trade their top prospect who has yet to emerge, for an overrated goaltender no more of an upgrade from their current duo of Nitty/Biron?? Not to mention, with the goaltending talent out there that is pending to be UFA’s such as Backstrom (my first choice) Fernandez, and Khababulin, why would the Flyers choose Lehtonen at the cost of their future? The Flyers could trade for a UFA at the deadline for a much smaller price and resign in the offseason…Both Biron and Nitty are UFA’s and only one will return next season.
16 teams make the playoffs. 14 teams do not. Ideally then, there would be 16 buyers and 14 sellers. This is rarely the case, as sub playoff teams look for a boost, while some 7th or 8th place teams wonder if its worth while to buy a player.
This season seems to be more of the prior. Sellers are falling off the board left right and center, meaning this Deadline could very well be slim pickings.
theScore.com has reported that the Ottawa Senators have acquired forward Mike Comrie and defensman Chris Campoli from the New York Islanders in exchange for center Dean McAmmond and the San Jose Sharks’ 2009 first-round draft pick, obtained from the Tampa Bay Lightning in August 2008
TSN/s Darren Dreger is listing 10 interesting players who he feels could be on the move before the trade deadline comes to a close.
The Montreal Canadiens are in a tailspin. In their last 10 games they are 2-7-1. Kovalev was told to stay home and now their is reports coming out saying there is many more problems.
Sportsnet.ca is reporting the latest information with regards to the Montreal Canadiens players who are apparently linked to organized crime.
RDS Hockey is reporting that Alexei Kovalev may be on his way back to the Pittsburgh Penguins.
The Globe and Mail is reporting on the latest rumors with the Canucks. It is reported that the Sedins and management are still far away on new deals, that eh Canucks are talking contract with Burrows and there are rumors that the Canucks may look to target several key free agents this offseason.
The New York Post is reporting that Devils GM Lou Lamoriello is looking to make a move to put the Devils “over the top.”
The Montreal Gazette is reporting on the latest news with regards to Alexei Kovalev mystery saga that continues to drag on.
The Tennessean is reporting that Nashville Predators Defenseman Ville Koistinen is not happy with his present situation in Nashville and wants to be traded soon.
Enough Leafs and Habs already! Lets talk WEST SIIIIIIIIIDE! What’s gonna happen in Wild Rose Country? What do the Flames need? Are the Oilers buyers or sellers? Who’s going and who’s coming?