Author Archives: Trade Man

Vokoun Cleared to Return!

According to hockeybuzz.com:Doctors at the Mayo clinic have cleared Tomas Vokoun to return to the Predators. Pred Nation has breathed a sigh of refief as their all-star goaltender will be back in time for training camp.

NHL News of the day – July 24, 2006 – Various submitters

Islanders sign Asham, avoid arbitration

Klee joins Avs, Recchi back to the Pens

Sharks re-sign Mark Smith

Danny Markov soon to be an Oiler?

Blackhawks name Dudley assistant GM

Bulis Signs With Canucks

According to various sites the Vancouver Canucks have signed unrestricted free agent Jan Bulis to a 1 year/$1.3M contract. Bulis played last year with the Montreal Canadiens and had a career high in goals with 20 and tied a career high in points with 40 last season. He also had a career high 4 goals in one game vs Philadelphia at one point in the season. He also played on the Czech Republic at 2006 Olympic Winter Games in Torino, Italy this past year. He will really bolster the Canucks offensive production as I beleive he will develop into a great goal-scorer.

Linden will be back with Canucks

VANCOUVER/CKNW(AM980) – The Vancouver Canucks are expecting Trevor Linden to return to the lineup.

GM Dave Nonis says a roster spot awaits the unrestricted free agent, and they’ll sit down next week to discuss a new deal.

The Canucks didn’t exercise a 1.5-million-dollar option after Linden slumped to 16 points last season.

Meanwhile, Anson Carter’s agent says the free agent won’t accept the Canucks’ current offer, believed to be 1.8-million dollars a year.

Analyzing The Blue and White

It still may be a little bit early to view the full rosters of certain NHL teams, but when looking at the situations that certain teams are in, whether it be financially stricken due to the cap, or in binds with certain contracts and arbitration, one can suspect the upcoming rosters of some teams in the upcoming season. Being a Leaf fan, it seems only necessary that I analyze and then come up with some type of realistic expectation for the Leafs to accomplish.

Canucks Have a Lot of Work Ahead

By Darryl Dobbs

In reviewing the NHL rosters quite thoroughly, it is clear that the roster that needs the most work right now is Vancouver’s. If this doesn’t change soon, there will be open tryouts for a number of roster spots – beer leaguers welcome.

In all seriousness though, the way things look at this moment for Vancouver on the right wing is that Matt Cooke may have a spot on the first or second line, and a number of players would be vying for the other spot.

NHL News of the day – Various submitters

Kotalik agrees to deal with Sabres

Kessel still undecided?Decision tough to figure??

Mariusz Czerkawski signed in Europe!!

Tom Fitgerald back in Beantown??

over paid players

Ryder signs with Habs

TSN.ca has just reported that Montreal has signed RFA Michael Ryder to a one year deal. No word yet on how much he has received, but it is most certainly a raise from the $1 million he received last year.

Briere a possibility?

Now that Daniel Briere is a 5 million man seems like he is now all a sudden on the market. Montreal, Los Angeles and Atlanta are among the teams in the mix. Could it be that a possible trade can be made by Bob to aquire the speedy foward.

Habs Rated Highly by Redline Report

Here’s some good promising news for Habs fans. No it’s not some big signing or wild trade rumour. According to a report on Sprotsnet.ca, the independant scouting service “The Red Line Report”, rated the Habs #2, behind only Chicago as having done the best at the ’06 draft.

Predators ink Legwand to two-year pact

According to tsn:The Nashville Predators have agreed to terms with restricted free-agent forward David Legwand on a two-year contract.

Penguins reportedly reject Cuban-Marino group's bid

ESPN is reporting The Pittsburgh Penguins have rejected a bid to buy the team that was put together by a group including Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban and former NFL quarterback Dan Marino.

Jackets sign Chimera to two-year deal

According to tsn:The Columbus Blue Jackets avoided salary arbitration with winger Jason Chimera by signing him to a two-year contract on Saturday. The terms of the contract were not yet released!!

Oilers trying to lock up hemsky

According to pro sports daily:The Oilers continue to try and lock up Hemsky with a multi-year deal of either two or four years.

Hartford man top bidder for Penguins

“According to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Samuel Fingold, a real estate developer from Hartford, Conn., has emerged as the leading candidate to buy the Penguins and could sign a letter of intent within days to negotiate a deal.

Best 2 Out Of 6

The 2006-2007 season is coming up soon and the leafs have 4 defencemen that will start in that season(Kaberle, Mccabe, Kubina, Gill) which means they need 2 more. It is obvious that they will go to their farm group but who will they pick, only 2 out of 6. The six players are Ian White, Carlo Coliaicovo, Jay Harrison, Andy Wozniewski, Steffan Kronwall, Brendan Bell. Let’s sort through these players and as we do that we will decide if they should be on the team or not.

Devils to Pursue Leetch?

According to the NYPost, Scott Gomez waits, but so does Brian Gionta, and perhaps Brian Leetch.

Kessel a bruin??

According to Star Tribune:The Boston Bruins definitely have made an offer to Phil Kessel, who they selected No. 5 in the first round of the NHL draft, and the Gophers center has told them he will sign if he gets the right amount.Kessel wants in on bruins!!

Coyotes Re-sign David LeNeveu Mike Zigomanis

According to tsn:The Phoenix Coyotes made a pair of moves Friday, re-signing goaltender David LeNeveu to a one-year contract and inking center Mike Zigomanis to a two-year deal.

Sabres re-sign Tallinder

The Sabres avoided at least one of their 10 arbitration cases by re-signing Tallinder.

As of now, the financial details haven’t been disclosed.