Author Archives: Trade Man
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
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.
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.
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.
According to tsn:The Nashville Predators have agreed to terms with restricted free-agent forward David Legwand on a two-year contract.
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.
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!!
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.
“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.
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.
According to the NYPost, Scott Gomez waits, but so does Brian Gionta, and perhaps Brian Leetch.
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!!
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.
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.
The Pittsburgh Penguins re-signed forward Colby Armstrong, a linemate of Sidney Crosby, on Friday.
Ladies and Gents, the dust has settled for the Habs this off-season. With the exception of Ryder who will be signed within the next 2 weeks, one way or another, the roster is set. Assuming that Gainey does not pull off a trade involving Abby anytime soon, which could involve multiple players, these are the Montreal Canadiens we will see opening night.
Edmonton Journal “Lowe may yet sign free-agent defenceman Dick Tarnstrom as his power-play point guy. But he may also be eyeing free-agent winger Petr Sykora, who played last year in Anaheim and New York.”
Oddsmakers have made early predicions on who will take home the stanley cup in 06/07
rumorsnhl.blogspot.com reports that Gainey is still looking to improve his team. The Montreal GM apparently just offerred Souray-Ryder-Propect-1st Round Pick to Sasn Jose in exchange for Marleau-McLaren. Washinton, who is still under the minimum cap, are apparently also looking to acquire Radek Bonk.
JFJ has not been shy about making moves as the Leafs GM. Pre Lockout, he and Pat Quinn stated they would go for a serious Cup run and trade away some of their future for a chance to win the Cup. After losing out on the Sergie Gonchar sweepstakes, the rookie GM made traded for Brian Leetch to solidify his blue line. The trade still resonates more in New York then Toronto.