Author Archives: Trade Man
It’s no secret that the Rangers are a 1 and done team if they make it to the playoffs. They have the tolls to turn this around. And by “Fire Sale” I DO NOT MEAN TRADING callahan and dubinsky.
Here is how the Rangers can obtain a Top 5 Pick and free up the cash for Kovalchuk when he hits the open market.
An alternative could be Florida Panthers goaltender Tomas Vokoun. Even though the Panthers are almost as inept as the Leafs, Vokoun quietly re-established himself as one of the best goalies in the league. Word is that if the Panthers remain out of playoff contention leading up to the deadline, GM Randy Sexton will starting looking to trade his goaltender.
Last week, one of my 30 thoughts concerned the Montreal goaltending battle. I asked a scout about Jaroslav Halak and Carey Price. He said that if Halak was made available, 10 teams would be interested. If Price was made available, everyone makes a pitch.
NHL general manager Darryl Sutter was going on and on about trade rumours the other day – dismissing all the speculation percolating around his Calgary Flames – and, on one level, what’s not to believe?
Consider Sheldon Souray officially on the market.
The Oilers defenceman gave GM Steve Tambellini a list of preferences in the event that he is shipped out before the trade deadline, according to the National Post.
Unrestricted free agents Toskala, Stajan rumoured to be on block
By TERRY KOSHAN, Toronto Sun
The future of Mike Komisarek and several of his Maple Leafs teammates is about as clear as the bleak January skies.
Jim Matheson, Edmonton Journal
This ‘n’ that
– – Columbus winger Raffi Torres, on pace for 25 goals, will be an unrestricted free agent July 1. Do the Blue Jackets buck up to keep him or deal him for, say, a second-round draft? Bet on the latter. There would easily be eight to 10 teams willing to give up a No. 2 for Torres, who may be an inconsistent offensive talent but has the ability to turn a game with a hit. Just ask Milan Michalek. who got steamrollered in 2006.
Without a doubt, Kovalchuk will be traded at the trade deadline.
GM says Flames won’t trade for pending free agent
By ERIC FRANCIS
Despite his club’s offensive struggles, Darryl Sutter sees no scenario in which he’d be part of the Ilya Kovalchuk sweepstakes he’s been linked to.
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Canucks decline CBC interviews as show of support for Burrows
Mitchell may have concussion, Salo is still sore, but Rypien now ready
Cap crunch on Kovalchuk