Author Archives: Trade Man

Greg Malone leaves Penguins, could this mean Ryan Malone is trade bait?

http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/06193/705282-61.stm

Greg Malone, father or Penguins forward Ryan Malone and head scout for the Pittsburgh Penguins, has left the team. He is the first personel move by Shero. Could this be because Ryan Malone is not in Shero’s plans? Maybe he is on the list to be traded for a player that is to much for another teams cap room. Gagne from Philly comes to mind.

2006-2007 official schedule released

http://www.nhl.com/schedules/index.html

NHL.com has released the schedule for the 2006-2007 season. It follows last year’s format of each team playing the teams in its division 8 times, the other teams in its Conference 4 times, and 10 games against the other Conference. This years inter-conference format is as follows:

Habs Rant

Canadiens GM Bob Gainey hasn’t given up on upgrading his team through free agency. Gainey confirming to CJAD’s Abe Hefter that although the Habs lost out on the Brendan Shanahan sweepstakes, he believes there’s talent remaining out there that could help the Canadiens, up front. Gainey, at the Martin Lapointe Arena to watch the prospects take to the ice, says it became pretty clear that unrestricted free agent economics would prevent the Canadiens from signing more than one player. And with plenty of wiggle room left within the salary cap, there’s money to spend — for the right player, added the GM.

Deal For Roberts Dead

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According to the Toronto Star the pending trade by the Leafs for former Leaf Gary Roberts is now dead according to Florida GM Mike Keenan. It is expected that Roberts will be back with the Cats next season.

Vokoun ready for training camp ??

According to TSN and the Tennessean…

Predators G Tomas Vokoun has stopped taking the blood-thinning drug coumadin in anticipation of his visit to the Mayo Clinic on July 24. If Vokoun is able to stay off the blood thinning medication, he could be ready for training camp in September.

Hamilton Penguins?

“Sportsnet.ca is reporting” that a Toronto lawyer Richard Rodier may be interested in buying the Pittsburgh Penguins

Will we be saying good bye to Pittsburgh?

Ryan Smith signed ???

According to Hockeybuzz.com , Ryan Smyth has reportedly signed a two year 7 Million Dollar Deal with the Oilers. No confirmation by the moment by the oilers’ team.

Lightning Land Luke Richardson

The Tampa Bay Lightning have signed defenceman Luke Richardson to a one-year, $500,000 contract.

JFJ needs to sign some offence!

Free Agency began on July 1st and right when i saw the leafs had signed Pavel Kubina and Hal Gill i was thrilled. I thought that JFJ was actually working hard to improve the leafs. I kept checking hockey sites because i figured he would sign some offence, but i was wrong. All he has done is re signed low impact players for too much money.

Forsberg DOESN'T NEED 2nd surgery, BACK BEFORE SEASON?

Flyers star center Peter Forsberg learned today that he will not require reconstructive surgery on his left foot.

The Flyers have scheduled a 5 p.m. conference call to map out Forsberg’s rehabilitation schedule.

RDS.ca: Gainey still shopping

According to RDS.ca (http://www.rds.ca/canadien/chroniques/208305.html) this afternoon, Gainey is not done shopping in the free agency. Gainey told the press he was still looking for an offensive player.

Gainey IS still looking!

I found this on CJAD web site TODAY!

Canadiens GM Bob Gainey hasn’t given up on upgrading his team through free agency. Gainey confirming to CJAD’s Abe Hefter that although the Habs lost out on the Brendan Shanahan sweepstakes, he believes there’s talent remaining out there that could help the Canadiens, up front. Gainey, at the Martin Lapointe Arena to watch the prospects take to the ice, says it became pretty clear that unrestricted free agent economics would prevent the Canadiens from signing more than one player.

Petr Sykora??? Show the real link…

Quote: “tsn.ca reports that the rumors circulating between the habs and Petr Sykora are intensifying, and that he might end up being a hab next season. Sykora is a solid 20 goal, 50 point scorer, and he should come in handy as a replacement of the no-longer Montreal Canadien, Jan Bulis.
Rumors are also starting to come up when the name of Sergei Samsonov is mentioned. He would be a perfect fit as a left-winger on that montreal 2nd line, but it seems as though the Detroit Red Wings are also interested.”

Canadiens Survey

Sabres Re-sign Brian

The Sabres have resigned Campbell to a multi year deal. RJ Umberger’s best buddy is back in the fold for a few more years…

Leafs Survey

Canucks Survey

Blue Jackets Re-sign Hainsey

The Columbus Blue Jackets have re-signed defenseman Ron Hainsey to a two-year deal.

Gretz has his say, I get mine…

Wayne Gretzky said today that the two best coaches in the world are Craig MacTavish and Darryl Sutter, and they should be early favorites to get the team Canada coaching job, but I have a few alternatives.

Sykora A Hab

tsn.ca reports that the rumors circulating between the habs and Petr Sykora are intensifying, and that he might end up being a hab next season. Sykora is a solid 20 goal, 50 point scorer, and he should come in handy as a replacement of the no-longer Montreal Canadien, Jan Bulis.