Author Archives: Trade Man

Colby Armstrong re-signs with the Penguins

The Pittsburgh Penguins re-signed forward Colby Armstrong, a linemate of Sidney Crosby, on Friday.

Projections for the Habs in 2006-07

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.

Oilers Target Sykora

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 Like Canadian Teams

Oddsmakers have made early predicions on who will take home the stanley cup in 06/07

Gainey might pull the trigger…again (rumors)

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.

Righting the Good Ship Maple Leaf

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 Seek Scoring Help

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.

Calder, Bochenski to Toronto?

According to rumorsnhl.blogspot.com the leafs may make a deal with the Blackhawks for Kyle Calder and Brandon Bochenski.

Ducks out of the pond

Anaheim Arena Management announced Wednesday that the Arrowhead pond of Anaheim will be re-named the Honda Centre this October.

Leafs announce assistant coaches

The Toronto Maple Leafs announced today that Keith Acton, Dallas Eakins, and Randy Ladouceur have been named assistant coaches.

Rangers to Deal Weekes to St. Louis or Florida???

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.

Thrashers sign Kapanen

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.

No Zherdev for Jackets?

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.

If i Were Gainey

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).

Where will Tellqvist go?

Tellqvist remains a quesion mark in Toronto.

Sens without Depth

The loss of Havlat, Smolinski, Chara, and Hasek will mean a completely different team than the one favoured to win the cup last year will hit the ice.

Nonis gives up on Carter

Vancouver Canucks Senior Vice-President and General Manager Dave Nonis announced wednesday that the offer that Dave Nonis offered Anson Carter 10 days ago is no longer available.

UP COMING HEADLINES: BURE.. FLEURY.. BACK IN NHL?? NEIL SMITH'S SIGNINGS VOID..?

Rumors starting up… Bure might make the trip back to the NHL, after being off those knees for so long they might be ready for one last run in the NHL.

Others Rumors have Theo making a return??? But what team might he want to go to?? Can he get back in??

Niel Smith was GM but!!! never formally signed a contract.. according to Daily News….. but his signings this off season had his name signed onto the contract’s with the players he signed…. so they might be free agents again soon….

My Leafs Lineup

Steen Sundin Wellwood

Tucker Peca O’Neil

Ponikarovsky Stajan Antropov

Kilger Pohl Ondrus

What happened to Wilm???

Anybody know what happened to Wilm? MAybe we have to many centers but the guy was playing great hockey for us in the home stretch last year (granted so was most of the team) but for the league min, he’s a pretty decent 4th line center giving us a great PK with Peca. Anyways As just another stupidly addicted Leaf fan I’ve spent far too much time thinking about next year so I might as well put out my line ideas.