Author Archives: Trade Man


The Calgary Flames have scheduled a news conference for 5pm et/2pm pt, Tuesday afternoon amid reports that Brent Sutter will be named the team’s new head coach.

NHL News and Rumor Roundup – June 23, 2009

Bouwmeester buyer beware

Is blockbuster deal in works?

Talks slated soon regarding Chelios’ future with team

Heatley gives Senators wish list of destinations

Hot summer for the Flames

There is a lot of talks surrounding the Calgary Flames in the media right now. The Brent Sutter drama, Mike Cammalleri tagged as a hot commodity in the UFA market, the Dion Phaneuf vs. Dany Heatley rumours, Jay-Bo coming to town…As you can see, there’s a lot of different pieces of the puzzle in place for the Flames, but no one is talking about the complete scenario, the whole puzzle. So here’s my off-season plan for the Calgary Flames :

Draft Day for the leafs

After reading countless articles and comments about crazy, decent, horrible and way out their proposals, i tried to think of a leafs draft day that would not only be realistic (obviously we cant really know what will happen) but different that anyone had posted yet.


“There will be no Olympics in Vancouver for me next year,” Sundin was quoted as saying Sunday on the Swedish newspaper Expressen’s website. “I will not change my mind,” Sundin told the newspaper. “I think it’s time that the next generation takes over. We have many good players.”

Brent Sutter to Calgary Flames inching toward inevitability

Greg Wyshynski

Some hockey news here and there on a Father’s Day weekend.

The Montreal Canadiens will be back under the Molson label, sparing us from years of Celine Dion-as-owner jokes. Keith Tkachuk will return to the St. Louis Blues for next season, which is a shrewd move for both player and franchise. And Mats Sundin(notes) not only makes a decision, but one that flies in the face of the supposed motivations for his signing with the Vancouver Canucks.

NHL News and Rumor Roundup – June 22, 2009

Is Vinny staying or going?

Math doesn’t add up for an easy re-signing of Havlat

Blues have their sights set on a goalie

Keith Tkachuk and the St. Louis Blues have reached a deal


Keith Tkachuk and the St. Louis Blues have reached a deal on a one-year contract that will extend the veteran forward’s long run with the team.

Oilers unlikely to make move on Bouwmeester

Goal scoring a more pressing issue

By Jim Matheson, The Edmonton Journal

Will the Edmonton Oilers make a play to sign Florida Panthers defenceman Jay Bouwmeester or trade for his negotiating rights just before the free-agent market opens on July 1? Sources say the Oilers would rather, for now, spend the $6 million US or so a year it would take to sign the 25-year-old unrestricted free agent on somebody to play with winger Ales Hemsky on their No. 1 line.



Add another name to the list of possible candidates to succeed Brent Sutter as Devils coach: former Flyer captain, Whaler and Hurricane Kevin Dineen.

NY Post Reports RUMOR! The Bid For Dany Heatley!

1 day after my post on how the Rangers can make a serious bid for Dany Healtey… guess what… Larry Brooks… (who i know most of you don’t like)

REPORTS that the NY Rangers are going to make a move for Dany Heatley. RUMOR Also is That Heatley wants to be on the West cost, but would welcome a trade to NYC.

Here is what the deal could look like:

Hot on Heatley's trail – Three teams seen as likely bidders

Kevin Paul Dupont

Heatley, the second pick overall in the 2000 draft, was only 20 in the fall of 2001 when he arrived in Atlanta as the baby-faced cornerstone of the Thrashers. He went on to become a 50-goal scorer (twice), but by then he was one of the many promising faces of the Ottawa Senators, the franchise he helped carry to the Stanley Cup finals in 2007.

Free Agency Competition

Who can get the most right? Make your predictions here. I’ll only be focusing on the bigger names.