Author Archives: Trade Man
It’s that time of year again to have some fun and make some bold playoff predictions. I know that everyone in this site think that THEY are the experts… so here is a challenge going out to all of you: Make your predictions too! To make it interesting, let’s alocate points to every round you get right… Here are the rules:
TwinCities .com is reporting that Marian Gaborik is keeping his mind open about a new contract with the Wild. HTR feels “sure he is … money talks and Lemaire is gone.” Why wouldn’t he think about it.
The leafs trade with tampa at the trade deadline left many people wondering what was going on. With Lecavalier’s new contract starting next year the lightning could use some cap space. Rumors are that the leafs took on Kolzig in an attept to land a top 2 pick on draft day. The rumor is that the leafs would agree to take on Malone’s contract in exchange the lightning would give their first rounder (2nd overall) for the leafs first rounder (7th overall and one of their second rounders)
Now that Jacques Lemaire has officially stepped down as head coach of the Minnesota Wild the Star Tribune is speculating on possible replacements. Some of the names that are mentioned include Kevin Constantine, Guy Carbonneau, Peter Laviolette and others.
It looks like the Maple Leafs have their sights set on bringing a new goaltender into the fold. And, by all reports, he’s a Monster.
Sources told the Star the Leafs are interested in Swedish goalie Jonas Gustavsson, who goes by the nickname “Monster.” He led Farjestad to the Swedish Elite League title this season.The 6-foot-3, 24-year-old goalie had a 1.96 goals-against average and .932 save percentage in 42 games.
The Star Tribune is reporting that the future is uncertain for both Gaborik and Lemaire in Minnesota.
The Detroit Free Press is reporting that the Red Wings have signed Johan Franzen to an 11 year deal.
This will go through each teams top 3 prospects. To set up a debate on which team has the best top 3 prospects.
The Calgary Sun is suggesting this morning that if the Calgary Flames exit the playoffs early Mike Keenan may be fired and could possibly be replaced by Devils head coach Brent Sutter.
Andrei markov is out for three weeks with a knee injury and Mathieu Schneider is gone for the season with shoulder surgery on the way.
What does this do the the habs post season chances.
The Toronto Sun is reporting on the possibility that Darcy Tucker may have his contract bought out by the Avalanche at the end of the season.
The Chicago Tribune is reporting that the Black Hawks are in discussions with Martin Havlat about a new deal. HTR notes that it is well known that Havlat is set to become an unrestricted free agent on July first.
Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun is reporting that Ilya Bryzgalov is falling out of favour with the Coyotes and could be shopped. Ilya Bryzgalov has been replaced in recent games by prospect Al Montoya who has gone 2-0.