Author Archives: Trade Man
Scott Burnside and Pierre LeBrun ESPN.com
Hockey’s most storied franchise has been sold, pending approval from the NHL.
The Molson family has agreed in principle to purchase the Montreal Canadiens and Bell Centre from George Gillett.
Dan Wood, Staff writer – ocregister.com
Ducks defenseman Scott Niedermayer and his family are planning to travel Sunday from Orange County to their off-season home in Cranbrook, British Columbia.
I keep hearing, over and over and over, that the NHL can’t survive in the south. Phoenix is the example that keeps being used (for obvious reasons). I know the saying, “location, location, location”, and I don’t want to say location is not important. But is location really the reason for troubled franchises? Let me break down some thoughts. Then please add to, or comment on them.
SUNDIN, HEATLEY, GABORIK, KOVALCHUK, AND/OR HOSSA.
The NY Rangers have made it clean that big changes will happen this off season. The Rangers know as does the rest of the league that after Jagr left the team… the Rangers have been missing the go-to-guy that EVERY CHAMPIONSHIP team needs. With Gomez, Rozival, Drury, and Redden hurting the Rangers in cap space availability. Look for one of them to be on the move and a BIG name to be headed in.
What seems possible.
Sundin and Heatley or Sundin and Gaborlik
Here is how and why things are bound to change in NYC.
Heatley may have to compromise
Calgary Classic in works
Bert waiting for Flames to call
TSN.ca reports that
It appears that the Vancouver Canucks will have to break the bank if they want to hold on to the Sedin brothers.
KABERLE RUMOUR NIXED
Balsillie still hunting Coyotes
Flyers On Bouwmeester’s Wish List
Im sure Im going to get flamed for being a homer for this but I thought I would throw the bait out there anyway. I think I broke this down pretty evenly. The question is: who would you rather have: Jordan Staal or Johan Franzen?
Lets look at some numbers:
DON BRENNAN OF SUN MEDIA REPORTS THAT
Murray said he has already had discussions with “several teams” and hopes to get something done before the draft June 26 in Montreal.
Leafs’ turn to court Monster
Wings’ Hossa wants to have a long-term deal
There probably isn’t any team in the league that needs more retooling than the Colorado Avalanche. Yet, oddly enough, they could turn things around pretty quickly the way they are sitting.
They do not have quantity in terms of young talent, but they do have some quality. Kevin Shattenkirk projects to be a top 4 defensemen, and possibly a top 2. He should make an impact this year. They do have their franchise center in Paul Stastny, a couple solid support players (Hejduk, Wolski, Smyth), a top 5 pick, and a lot of salary coming off the books next season.