Author Archives: Trade Man
According to Damien Cox the Leafs are sniffing around about Oilers center Sam Gagner. The fact the two could be talking trade makes sense on a few levels. The Leafs are heavy on defenseman and the Oilers have some depth at center with Gagner on the IR, Brule in the AHL, and the starting line up of Horcoff, Belanger, Lander, and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins (not in any particular order).
Of all that drives Brian Burke crazy — and there are many things — little rankles him more than the fact the Montreal Canadiens have made the playoffs in the very same seasons that Burke’s Maple Leafs have not.
Tyler Bozak said on Wednesday that he likes the Maple Leafs’ acquisition of David Steckel, as he won’t have to go into the circle against the NHL’s top faceoff man anymore.
Facing the prospect of perhaps playing the first month of the season without Marc Staal, the Rangers have reopened discussions with 32-year-old free agent defenseman Paul Mara, The Post has learned.
If a contract agreement is reached, the idea would be for Mara, who played 156 games for the Rangers from late in 2006-07 through 2008-09, to join the club in New York on Monday after it returns from Europe.
On the day the Avalanche finalized its opening-night roster, the captain of the team remained undecided.
As he previously stated, Avs coach Joe Sacco on Wednesday said forwards Milan Hejduk and Paul Stastny will wear an “A” patch on their sweaters as alternate captains, but he’s in no hurry to give anyone the “C.”
A third player, however, will be given an “A,” and that letter might rotate to the chests of various players.