Author Archives: Trade Man

Leafs' free agents to be trade bait for Brian Burke

With the trade deadline approaching, a number of pending free agents to be dealt with and a team making a series of starts and stops at the bottom of the standings, Leafs GM Brian Burke wants stability for his players.

But he doesn’t promise it.

Predators' lease may be in default

Metro lawyers and a designee of the Metro Sports Authority will meet as early as this week with Nashville Predators officials to hash out issues surrounding lead owner David Freeman’s federal tax troubles and whether the team is in default on its arena lease with the city.

Time to move on from the last pieces of the JFJ era?

The last few weeks have proven the Leafs current roster is not good enough to compete for a payoff spot, let alone a Stanley Cup run. This project is extremely far from being finished and the only ones who really know that is the Leafs management.

BLUES FIRE ANDY MURRAY, NAME DAVIS PAYNE INTERIM COACH

With only 40 points in 40 games, and sitting nine points out of the final playoff spot in the Western Conference, the St. Louis Blues have made a coaching change.

Bruins Close to Signing LW Miroslav Satan

http://www.nesn.com/2010/01/report-bruins-close-to-signing-lw-miroslav-satan.html

Looks to me like this is the start of something to get the Bruins offence kick started…the offence has been performing below par thus far this season.

Steady Staios suited for a playoff team

Dan Barnes, edmontonjournal.com

As auditions go, this is surely an odd and uncomfortable one for Edmonton Oilers defenceman Steve Staios.

Slats' Fat Cats gotta go

If it is true that pride goes before the fall, then if Glen Sather is too proud to admit his mistakes in signing Wade Redden, Michal Rozsival the second time and Donald Brashear, he has no place running the Rangers any longer.

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Mathieu Schneider won't be welcomed back to Canucks

The Canucks are still trying to trade Mathieu Schneider even after he cleared waivers and even with what everyone expects will be a long-term injury to Kevin Bieksa.

NHL's Winter Classic could be a weather casualty

With a 70 percent chance of rain looming in Boston for tomorrow’s Winter Classic, speculation has begun to grow about whether the NHL would choose to move the much-anticipated outdoor game at Fenway Park to Saturday.