Author Archives: Trade Man
By Damien Cox
It is honourable and right for Brian Burke to stand by his coach, even more because he didn’t hire Ron Wilson to guide the Maple Leafs.
Despite recent hot streak, Calgary is anything but upbeat following home loss to division-leading Colorado
Center Marc Savard will soon sign a lengthy and lucrative contract extension that will keep him in Boston well into the next decade, according to a team source, but the club isn’t quite ready to let him return from his broken foot just yet.
Today’s New York Post includes a story on Tom Renney, who as an assistant coach in Edmonton was up against his former New York Rangers team in last night’s action. Perhaps most interesting in the piece though was a blurb on a player Edmonton fans might love to see in Oilers silks next season.
An Internet report this afternoon had No. 1 Bruins center Marc Savard poised to extend his deal for another seven seasons, beginning in 2010-’11, worth a total possibly as high as $39 million (about a $5.6 million cap hit).
Almost a quarter of the way through a very interesting seasons, I’m looking at the top five most surprising teams to date and the 5 most disappointing.
1) Colorado Avalanche – Did any one pick this team to finish out of the bottom 3 in the west? There goaltending has been great and the rookies have been playing fantastic.
What are your ideas for the rebuild for the leafs?
Mine are after 3-11-5
First we need to trade
By Allen Panzeri, The Ottawa Citizen
There were times during his 15 years as a member of the Ottawa Senators that Daniel Alfredsson wondered if it might be a good idea to move on to another team.
Tom Reed and Aaron Portzline
Blue Jackets rookie forward Nikita Filatov, who has struggled to remain in coach Ken Hitch*****’s lineup, might be headed back to Russia, perhaps as soon as this week, according to sources within and beyond the NHL.
By LANCE HORNBY
Looking for an early Christmas present for your favourite Maple Leaf?
How about a game night alarm clock with the snooze button ripped out.