Author Archives: Trade Man

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.

Naslund to be Traded?

The team 1040 keeps bringing up a rumor that wont go away but may very well happen. The rumor is that Naslund will be traded to Philly for some youngsters(Jeff Carter,

and Mike Richards, this is believable because the Canucks will lose Naslund’s $6 million contract, and to boot there getting 2 great upcoming players.

MacTavish staying put

TSN.ca is reporting that Craig MacTavish is staying put at the helm of the Stanley Cup Finalist Oilers. He has apparently signed on for another four years. Confirmation of the signing is pending.

Why the Toronto Maple Leafs WILL make the playoffs.

The Toronto Maple Leafs are the evil empire of the NHL. People either love them or love to hate them. The haters will always find a reason to hate any move the leafs make while the hopeless romantics will praise just about any move they make. But I am more excited for this season then any other and they will make the playoffs this year and here is why….

Cloutier Says Goodbye!

According to sportsnet pacific Cloutier indicated that this (trade) was all business and he knew after the day it matters if you win or lose. Cloutier also told sportsnet that he was going to miss Vancouver but he’s looking forward to moving on

My Suggestions and Predictions for Gainey

Thus far, Bob Gainey has pulled off much of what I have been waiting for during the 06 off season. In order to capitalize on the offseason and produce an extremely strong team for the 06-07 season, Gainey needs a large centerman. Many habs fans had hoped for the Shannahan deal to go through, myself included, but when he acquired Samsonov he gained the teams offensive strength although we still lack size.

Flyers Sign Geoff Sandersson

The Philadelphia Flyers have signed unrestricted free agent forward Geoff Sanderson to a two-year contract.

As per club policy, financial terms were not disclosed.

The Eagle Becoming A Panther?

TSN.ca is reporting that Ed Bellfour is working out

for the Florida Panthers. The contract with the Wings

fell through because he wasn’t offered the terms

he was looking for.

Bruins still a no chemistry team?

The Boston Bruins were a failure last year, but not because of lack of talent, they were failing when they had Murray, Thornton, Samsonov, Leetch, Bergeron, Boyes, Boynton, Zhamnov, and McEachern, and continued to fail when Thornton was dealt for spare parts Marco Sturm, Wayne Primeau, and Brad Stuart. The problem has never been talent, but chemistry.

The Real Cap Situation!

People have been saying that the Leafs only have 1.8 million left in cap room well they are wrong!

I did the math and it turns out the Buds have about $4,100,000 in cap room.

Lafontaine bows out!

TSN.ca is reporting that, shortly after announcing the firing of Neil Smith as the Isles G.M. and replacing him by Garth Snow, Hall of Famer Pat Lafontaine tendered his resignation to owner Charles Wang. Details are not known at this time but this can only be a major blow to an organization trying to rebuild its front office from the ruins left by Mike Millbury.

Canucks hire assistant coaches.

The NHL official website has announced that the Vancouver Canucks have hired Rick Bowness, Mike Kelly and Barry Smith to assist the Canucks new head coach Alain Vigneault.

Carter Probably Not Becoming A Leaf

The Leafs have about 1.8 million dollars left and they still have to sign Stajan. I wish we could get Carter too but I don’t think we will be. If we sign Stajan for 600,000 it’s possible that Carter would except for 1.2 million but I doubt it and we want flexibility room so I don’t think we will be getting Carter.