Author Archives: Trade Man
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.
Coyotes executives likely will be monitoring the salary arbitration case of New Jersey Devils center Scott Gomez on Friday.
The (Newark, N.J.) Star-Ledger reported that if the arbitrator sides with Gomez, the Devils may have to trade him because of salary-cap concerns.
According to rumorsnhl.blogspot.com the leafs may make a deal with the Blackhawks for Kyle Calder and Brandon Bochenski.
Anaheim Arena Management announced Wednesday that the Arrowhead pond of Anaheim will be re-named the Honda Centre this October.
The Toronto Maple Leafs announced today that Keith Acton, Dallas Eakins, and Randy Ladouceur have been named assistant coaches.
Word on other Rumor sites is that the Rangers have been shopping Kevin Weekes around the League and that he has requested a trade as of last week. Supposedly Sather has talked to the Panthers and the Blues.
According to tsn.ca
The Atlanta Thrashers have signed restricted free agent centre Niko Kapanen to a multiple-year contract. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
According to Columbus Post_Dispatch, Columbus Blue Jackets winger Nikolai Zherdev, who is a restricted free agent, has signed a contract with Khimik Voskresensk of the Russian Superleague. Zherdev will be able to get out of the contract if he signs with the Blue Jackets.
OK well lets start…Gainey made a great move by signing Samsonov…we all know that. We also know that he didnt adress the issues that needed to be adressed (big Center, stay at home d man).