Author Archives: Trade Man

Canucks land Taylor Pyatt

On Friday afternoon the vancouver canucks Senior Vice-President and General Manager Dave Nonis announced that the canucks traded a 4th round draft pick for the 2007 NHL entry draft to the buffalo sabres for Taylor Pyatt, 24.

Lindros A Star?

According to radio station 1310 the Ticket in Dallas, the Dallas Stars are meeting with Eric Lindros today.

Capitals Sign Left Wing Donald Brashear

According to

The Washington Capitals have signed free agent left wing Donald Brashear, vice president and general manager George McPhee announced today.

Flyers re-sign Joni Pitkanen for one year

According to

The Philadelphia Flyers have re-signed top-four defenceman Joni Pitkanen to a one-year contract. The 22-year-old Finn had a career-high 46 points (13-33) and 78 penalty minutes in 58 games last season while leading the team in ice time (23:42).

Oilers re-sign Horcoff to three-year deal

According to

Shawn Horcoff signed a $10.8-million US, three-year deal with the Edmonton Oilers on Friday, avoiding salary arbitration.

Who's The Most Improved ?

As free agency winds down and teams are starting to shape their rosters for 2006-2007, which Canadian team do you feel will be the most improved over last season?

Leafs sign Jiri Tlusty

According to TSN.CA, they state that the Maple Leafs have signed their 2006 1st round selection.

Its the bottom paragraph

Pecca offered 3 + player option

According Howerd Berger of the Fan 590 – The leafs have offered Michael Peca a 3 year + 1 year player option. A little less money but more tenure. I would expect an announement Monday.

Leafs close to signing Allison is reporting that the Leafs are very close to resigning Jason Allison for a far lower price than last year. Apparently he really wants to remain in Toronto. On another note, the Edmonton Oilers are making a serious push for the services of Eric Lindros. More to come as it becomes available.

Looks like the Penguins are going nowhere!!!

All three groups competing for the slots license have pledged in writing to contribute to building the Penguins a new arena. No matter who wins the slot license, the Pens win. A great day for Pittsburgh hockey fans, not so great for people in Winnipeg and Hamilton.

Bob Gainey

There is one way to measure the impact thus far Bob has had on the Habs. It should be obvious that under his watch the team has significantly improved. Bob took over the team in may 2003, and has only had 2 working seasons with which to place his mark. One only has to look at what he inherited compared to what he has today.

Maple Leafs 2006/2007 Schedule

Complete Toronto Maple Leafs 2006/2007 Schedule

Is more offense what you ordered??

First of all… Hal Gill was a very good signing by JFJ @ 2 mil. Take Jay McKee on Buffalo for example, he was one of the best defensive D-men in the league last season (although he did lead the league in blocked shots) here are his numbers while playing on the top seeded Sabres last season.

Taking Stock : Part 2

Bob Gainey once again pulled some major moves that none of the rumour mongers were expecting at all. The team’s made significant upgrades in order to keep with the North East arms race. The first saw Richard Zednik dealt to Washington for a pick, another pick sent to Phoenix for Mike Johnson; and most importantly, the signing of Sergei Samsonov to a 2yr, 7.05M contract. The two time All-Star and former Calder Trophy winner is being counted on in Gainey’s words to play alongside fellow Russian Alex Kovalev. But who will be centring this fearsome duo?

Aebischer Out, Belfour…Out ?

According to the Detroit Free Press..

A team spokesperson said Wednesday that the situation between the Red Wings and unrestricted free agent Ed Belfour remained unchanged.

Biron Back With Buffalo

Goaltender Martin Biron has accepted his $2.1-million US, one-year qualifying offer from the Buffalo Sabres, **even though he has asked the club to trade him.**

Souray Requested to be TRADED!!!

Sources say on the Team 990 Sports Rage, Gabriel Morency more specifically, that Souray wants out of Montreal. Also Gainey has agreed to grant this request from the D-man. One particular reason for this request is obviously for Souray getting closer to his daughter who lives in L.A. with his ex-wife. Detroit for now would be a most logical destination maybe in a package deal with Abby. Never say Never with Gainey!

In defense of JFJ!!!

This article is an attempt to defend JFJ and his moves as G.M.

Ill start with the players that remain from the starting roster that he inherited: Sundin, Stajan, Kaberle, Kilger, Ponikarovsky, McCabe, Pilar, Antropov, Tucker.

Samsonov a Hab !!

Bob Gainey was busy today as he made 4 moves which I believe will improve the club substantially. reports that Gainey has signed UFA Sergei Samsonov, re-signed RFA David Abeisher, Picked up Mike Johnson from Phoenix and dealt Zednik to Washington.

Habs re-sign Aebsicher to a one year deal

According to, as well as the Canadiens web page, Bob Gainey has signed the goaltender to a one year deal. While financial terms were not disclosed, NHLPA’s website has Abby’s salary as 1.9mil, the same as last year, meaning he accepted his qualifying offer.