Author Archives: Trade Man
The Boston Herald reports that the Bruins are very, very unlikely to give up one of their young talents at the trade deadline and have concerns that any deal that they do make should not interfere with team chemistry at all. It is also noted that it is more likely that any player that they do pick up will be a UFA at the end of the year.
For months and months I’ve had to defend my opinion on the Big Gui and today I decided after boiling up a pot of Sanka that I would finally get around to writing a long overdue tribute one of the goodest young power players in the NHL.
“Has an outstanding combination of size and hockey sense. Is equally strong scoring goals or setting up teammates. Already possesses excellent hitting ability.” – CTV Sportsnet
LATENDRESSE IS NOTEWORTHY- TSN.ca
He can be an exciting player to watch and has good size to go with a very capable hockey sense. – Hockeydraft.ca
CBC.ca is reporting that the Senators are going to call a news conference at 11am to announce that Craig Hartsburg has been let go. Speculation is that Quinn may be his replacement.
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The Globe and Mail is reporting that that Vancouver Canucks are defending their free agent signing Mats Sundin who states that there “is nothing wrong with his motivation or Shape.”
Bruce Garrioch of the Toronto Sun is reporting that the LA Kings are willing to part with Alexander Frolov and that the Thrashers are heavily shopping Colby Armstrong and Marty Reasoner, along with defenceman Mathieu Schneider.
The Pittsburgh Post Gazette is reporting that Shero is ready to make deals however he is a little concerned about what he will have to give up.
Bruce Garrioch of the Toronto Sun is reporting that the Black Hawks may be working on a contract extension with Martin Havlat. It is reported in the article that the Montreal Canadiens were planning on making a strong pitch for him at the trade deadline or in the offseason as a unrestricted free agent.
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The New York Post is reporting that Brent Sutter is staying very hush, hush with regards to is future as head coach in New Jersey.
The Gazette is reporting that people who have been hoping to bee Bouwmeester in a Canadiens uniform (any team for that matter) shouldn’t hold their breath.
The leafs are rebuilding their team. Luke Schenn has already shown he belongs in the NHL. It has already been publicly said on various sports stations that in the future schenn will likely be the next captain. That is likely to happen in a couple years. Howerver with Kaberle, Kubina, Antropov, Ponikarovsky likely to be moved by the trade deadline that would leave Schenn a spot at possibly an Alternate Captain role. Should the leafs trade those four player that would leave only Moore and Mayers of the 5 current captains. Schenn has been a solid defenceman for the leafs this year. If kaberle and kubina are traded that would leave him as the leafs top D-man, as Ron Wilson himself said schenn was top 3 as far as the leafs defence this year. With Schenn continuing to play the way he is and the leafs trading their current veterans, Schenn just could be an alternate captain next year.
The Toronto Sun is reporting that Toronto Leafs defenseman Thomas Kaberle will be out at least a month with a broken bone in his hand. HTR feels that put differently, this could be a major blow to the Leafs and Brian Burke who was/is working quite hard to deal his top defenseman before the March 4th deadline.
Philly.com is reporting that the strong play of goalie Antero Niittymaki is making it so Marty Biron is expendable, especially considering he is a pending UFA at the conclusion of this season.