Author Archives: Trade Man

Ryan Clowe on the move?

According to Derren Dreger of TSN and the Fan590, The Sharks have been trying to sign RFA, power forward Ryan Clowe to an extension. But he is being shopped, and there are 4 teams in the mix.

Toronto, Minnesota, Philadelphia, and Los Angelas.

Future in the Making

As draft day roles around more and more rumors of trades are talked about. Especially talks about Leafs all-star defenceman Tomas Kaberle. Burke has already let his intentions known as he is still after London sniper John Tavares, with Brayden Schenn being his backup.

Not one Heatley offer yet

Sens don’t expect deal at draft; maybe not even by July 1

Allen Panzeri, The Ottawa Citizen

“It has to be a good hockey deal or it won’t get done.

And the #1 overall pick is ?

If you were in Garth Snow’s shoes who would you pick?

Lets make believe we didn’t all hate the Islanders and from a hockey view who would you pick for the Isles.

NHL Trade Rumors and News Rumor Roundup – June26, 2009

Panthers: Four teams vying for Bouwmeester

Peter Chiarelli stays calm amid active trade talk

Luongo’s agent denies report that the goalie has an extension, says it will take some time

Ducks expect answers from Niedermayer, Selanne before draft

Boston-Toronto Blockbuster

Boston has offered RFA Phil Kessel to Toronto in exchange for Tomas Kaberle and the 7th overall draft pick…. Toronto is holding out to see any better offeres



Sources tell TSN the Toronto Maple Leafs have received what the team considers to be a significant offer for defenceman Tomas Kaberle.

There are few details available, however the offer arrived unexpectedly Thursday afternoon and is believed to be from one of the teams who may have been in the hunt, trying to acquire the negotiating rights to Florida’s Jay Bouwmeester.

Leafs, Thrashers talking

Toronto among teams sniffing around Atlanta’s No. 4 pick

Tim Wharnsby — Globe and Mail

Perhaps Brian Burke has a trading partner before the NHL entry draft, after all.

NHL News and Rumors – Thursday June 25, 2009

Panthers dangling Bouwmeester

Koivu’s on the outside looking in

Wild ideas about Heatley

Burke prepared to move down in draft

Brian Burke stated on TSN (video All Quiet) he was prepared to move down a few spots if the player they want to draft is still available.

Could Burke be pulling a Snow? ……..

…. and, like the NYI GM Snow did last year with the Isles top pick- trade down a few times this year with the Maple Leafs pick?

Actually, Burke would still be pullin’ a Burkie, because that’s exactly what he did last year with the Ducks 1st rounder when he traded down twice and picked up a few extra picks in the process.


This is what i think could happen on draft day….
If by some miracle Tavares is still on the board after the Islanders pick hes a Maple Leaf…. If not and he is taken, the leafs will drop back and grab Zach Kassian…. This guy is good check him out, and the best part is the leafs will still get another pick or two when they grab him….. Look for teams willing to unload mistake contracts on Toronto….

ISLANDERS can be: LAUGHINGSTOCK of the NHL at the draft THEN they can wave

If the Islanders do not draft John Tavares with the 1st overall pick. You can guarantee that they will be forced to move off of Long Island and out of New York.

Garth Snow can single handedly ruin this team and perhaps loss what’s left of them playing on long island.

Kansas City… here we come.