Author Archives: Trade Man

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.

Sens Re-Sign Vermette

According to www.tsn.ca, the Ottawa Senators have signed Forward Antoine Vermette to a 2 year/$2 million deal that will pay him $925,000 in the first year, and $1,075,000 in the secong year.

Neil Smith Off The Island!!!

According to www.tsn.ca, Neil Smith is no longer the GM of the New York Islanders. It’s not known if he quit or was fired.

Gomez to be traded?

According to Sportsnet, it looks like the New Jersey Devils and Scott Gomez may be headed for a nasty divorce as the two sides get ready for a salary arbitration hearing Friday.

Take Hamilton out of the running for the Pens

http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/06199/706586-61.stm

According to people familiar with the sale process, the Penguins were ready to sell to the high bidder, a Canadian entity or group that offered $175 million or more, but that bidder backed out over the weekend based on what it learned about the NHL’s stance and the state’s “Plan B” for arena funding. That leaves four bidders standing.

Peca deal done. Just waiting to be finalized.

According to TSN the Toronto Maple Leafs and Michael Peca have agreed to a 2.5 million, one year contract. The deal is supposed to be finalized on Tuesday.

Leafs may bolster line-up

Eklund on www.hockeybuzz.com is reporting that Peca will sign soon with the Leafs (e3) and that sources have told him it is entirely possible that both Peca and Carter might sign for amounts that would keep Toronto under the cap. It is said that the Islanders and Canadiens may still be in the race for Peca, but aren’t leading contenders. Montreal, Vancouver, and Detroit may still be in the running for Carter.

Room for one more

With the latest signings in Toront, there appears to be onespot left on the 23 man roster.

Leafs sign the young guns

According to a press release from Mapleleafs.com, they have resigned BELL, COLAIACOVO, HARRISON AND NEWBURY.