Author Archives: Trade Man

Tons of teams scouting the Oilers and Washinton game last night

An aside: there are 16 different scouts representing 15 different teams here tonight. As many as I’ve ever seen

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Boston looking to swing a deal?

Bob McKenzie reported on TSN.ca today that the Bruins may be looking to make a “hangover” trade in order to shake things up. It is mentioned that some of the Bruins players are not playing up to par and that a deal may be an option to wake the players up.

Evgeni Nabokov to Maple Leafs?

Toronto is off to a hot start in the NHL, and with the changes the Maple Leafs made this off-season, they have a legitimate shot at making the playoffs for the first time in several years. One of the biggest concerns for the team is the lack of a quality backup at goalie, but that could change if the latest rumor comes to fruition.

Coyotes Turris asks for a trade

“This has never been about money, we’ve been upfront with the club from Day 1,” Turris’s agent Kurt Overhardt told ESPN.com. “We’ve respectfully requested that the player had the opportunity to move forward in his career by having a fresh start.”

Taken third overall at the 2007 NHL draft, Turris and the Coyotes made no progress this off-season in negotiating a new contract for the restricted free agent.

Coyotes general manager Don Maloney has remained adamant all along that trading the young centre has never been an option.

Connoly looks ready to go tonight

Nothing like a Broadway debut to elevate the excitement of a mid-week hockey game.

For the opening act at Madison Square Garden Thursday night, we have the Rangers playing their first home contest of the season at the renovated and self-proclaimed “most famous arena on earth.”

Also under the lights will be the Big Apple opening for Brad Richards, the marquee acquisition of this summer’s free agency sweeps but a player who has struggled at times early in his Rangers tenure.