Author Archives: Trade Man

Joe Nieuwendyk a Star!

Joe Nieuwendyk has just been named the General Manager of the Dallas Stars. The news will be reported tomorrow at a press conference.

RFA's. Are they ever worth it?

A lot of people think that making offers for RFA’s is a great potential way to grab a good young player and immediately improve your team. But the problem is that the compensation is so heavily favoured for the team who holds the rights to the player.

Here are some of this summers higher end RFA’s, tell me if you would tender them an offer:

What will the Habs do???

The Canadiens need to make a big splash this summer after a more than disappointing season. They already told everyone they would make something at the draft and, since the draft is in Montreal this year, I do believe they will do something big… But what will it be?

Leafs will spend big this summer: Burke

And still trying to land a higher 1st round pick

The Toronto Star is reporting that Maple Leafs GM Brian Burke will open the vault this summer and spend big money.

Burke also added he is not any closer to landing a higher draft pick, but indicated that if something were to happen, it would probably occur on the floor during draft day.

With Burke’s revelation that the Leafs will spend heavily, several intriguing options are out there.

A plan to build a strong team and a good future

The Canucks are going to make some changes this summer. The Sedin’s will be resigned though. Roberto Luongo will likely be extended. The Canucks want to get faster though. They would like to get younger on defense and add another puck moving defender.

Coyotes update: New deadline

Its down to this: Do or Die time

Jim Balsillie has given a deadline, after which he will decline his offer to buy the Coyotes…. Arizona legal system alters old ruling to accomodate him.

Roy Turns Down Coaching Offer

Tsn.ca is reporting that late Tuesday night, Patrick Roy phoned Colorado Avalanche president Pierre Lacroix to say he was turning down the coaching offer due to “family reasons”. “All I can say is that the Avalanche’s offer was more than interesting,”

JS Giguere to Toronto or Philly

JS Giguere has run out of time with the Ducks and is being pushed out by Hillar. Looks like Philly and Toronto are the possible destinations….

The things that the Flyers should

These are the trades that the Flyers should make in the offseason so that they can fix the mess that they have.

Leafs offseason 2009

Trade: Toronto/Tampa

– Thomas Kaberle, Luke Schenn, 2009 first rounder

for

– Ryan Malone, 2nd overall pick, 2009 2nd rounder

Sign:

Steroids on the Captials?

http://tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=280107

The Tampa Tribune and Washington Times report that law enforcement officials in Lakeland, Fla., arrested two people Tuesday on charges of steroid possession, and that the individuals claimed to have sold them to players on the Washington Capitals and Washington Nationals. At a Tuesday news conference, Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd said officers arrested Richard and Sandra Thomas on 10 counts of steroid possession with intent to distribute, 10 counts of importing the drugs and one count of maintaining a residence for drug sales.

Is Kovy the next Captain???

I just read an unconfirmed report that the Habs offered 6.5 million for 1 year to Alex Kovalev. Also the report says that the Habs also promised Alex the Captaincy. The article goes on to say Komisarek was presented a contract worth 4 million a year and he said no!

Leafs Have Options And May Act Quickly On Them

For the first time in a while, the Toronto Maple Leafs have some options.
After a few seasons mired in mediocrity, little depth and little to be excited about, the team now finally has a good young building block and some intriguing young players. While the work is far from over, this upgrade should allow the Leafs some options previously not available to them.