Author Archives: Trade Man (online)
Last night on Leafs TV, Bill Watters was quoted as saying that the Toronto Maple Leafs are looking to cut about 3 million dollars or so from their payroll, possibly by trading a player or two for no return, just to make a deal offered to them earlier this week by the Colorado Avalanche.
The Daily Herald speculates about a possible trade between Chicago and Toronto:
Here is what the Leafs should do to improve their team for a chance to win the cup. They have to admit that this year they aren’t a Stanley Cup contender and trade some of their assets for prospects and then sign some free agents in the offseason.
Sources from NHL world are reporting that Tampa and Boston have swapped players in a minor deal on February 8th. Tampa sending Goalie Brian Eklund to Boston for LW Zdenek Blatny.
There have been many rumors circulating the Minnesota Wild will soon deal Dwayne Rolosn but
today the St. Paul Pioneer Press reported that the
Wild are looking to deal these 4 defenseman, Willie Mitchell, Filip Kuba, Andrei Zyuzin, and Daniel Tjarnqvst.
According to tsn.ca Florida Panthers defenceman Jay Bouwmeester has been added to the Canadian Olympic team to take the place of injured Ducks defenceman Scott Niedermayer.
According to TSN.ca:
Mighty Ducks of Anaheim defenceman Scott Niedermayer has decided that he will not be playing for Canada at the 2006 Winter Olympic Games in Torino.
As we all know, teams that will make the playoffs usually address key concerns at the deadline. Here are the six division leaders and what they will need to make a push for the cup…
According to Sportsnet both Nabokov and Cheechoo have signed to mulit-year deals with hopes of San Jose becoming a legitimate contender in the West.
According to the National Post, Marius Czerkawski might be a possibility for bait as leafs are looking for a defensemen.
Phoenix Coyotes assistant coach Rick Tocchet financed a nationwide sports gambling ring in which about a dozen current NHL players placed bets, authorities said Tuesday.
The writing looks like it is on the wall Big Keith Primeau. From the sounds of it they are trying to stall for a bit of time. I think we can read into Hatcher becoming the latest Flyers Captain. If Keith is to be out for the rest of the season, look for the Flyers to try and fill this hole. Not going to be easy to find a true warrior like him. I think this is really what they are lacking other than healthy bodies.
I can’t find an online credit, but I was watching the ticker on The Score and saw that the Oilers had waived Conklin.
There is a rumor floating that it is Brendan Witt and a 2nd rounder coming for Kronwall and Antropov can anybody add to this or anyone know about anything else to help our blueline
With the inter olympics coming up really soon who
will be on team Canada? Here is what looks like to be the final roster:
The Mighty Ducks report for this week:
the ducks started off the week at home against the cross-town rivals, LA Kings, where they played a great game at the pond. Teemu Selanne marked two goals to make it 1000 !!!! on the carreer. He played a great game and had a beautiful goal to give him his 1000th point. WTG Teemu !!!!! they went into OT, where Francois Beauchemin levelled a kings player to set up a great OT goal by Scott Niedermayer. the ducks were able to get another OT win. hooray !!!! haha.
TSN.CA reports that Thrashers’ GM Don Waddell has “guaranteed” the team will make the playoffs this year.
A Question For The Leaf Fans
Listening to Leaf fans rant about the lack of scoring wingers, solid defenders, and good goaltending really gets me wondering what proposed solutions to our unstable Toronto Maple Leafs would really help our team and more importantly be a realistic option. Fans complain about the likes of O’Neill, Allison, Lindros, Berg, Klee and Khavanov but which team would be willing to acquire these liabilities.
Klee, who is obviously overpaid, still puts in a solid effort night in and night out. He is not the typical top four defender that some fans may expect but as a fifth or sixth defenseman he would be a very valuable asset to the team. Berg and Khavanov on the other hand are complete liabilities and are receiving valuable ice time that the young Toronto Maple Leafs prospects deserve. Trade them, waive them, do whatever it takes to dump these two contracts.
I have been a Leaf fan since birth and will be until the day I die. However, It is totally evident that the problem the leafs have to day are not the players but the management.
The St. Louis Blues are looking to continue their salary dump, The Sharks are looking to finalize new contracts, the Habs are in goalententer lala land, Gonchar’s days may be numbered in Pittsburgh , Jokinen waits to sign a new contract and a number of teams are shopping for defender depth