Author Archives: Trade Man

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.

Islanders sign Chris Simon

According to tsn.ca

The New York Islanders have signed veteran winger Chris Simon to a $1-million US, one-year deal.

Rangers are in some trouble

Ok, yeah the Rangers signed Brendan Shannahan to a 4 million dollar contract for a year. They signed Cullen and Ward which I as a Ranger fan was happy about. And I would love to see Brian Leetch wear a Ranger Jersey just one more time but….

Devils sign White to six-year, $18M deal

According to tsn.ca

The New Jersey Devils re-signed veteran defenceman Colin White to an $18-million, six-year deal and signed unrestricted free-agent winger Mike Rupp to a $450,000, one-year deal.

Red Wings Sign Cleary

The Detroit Red Wings announced Monday that the team has re-signed forward Dan Cleary to a $1.325-million, two-year contract.

Flyers' season depends on the youth

My first article, so be gentle.

Many were quick to criticize the Flyers during this year’s free agency period, as they chose not to go after many big names and were strapped down by their attempts to sign Gagne. Not knowing how much Gagne is going to make yet limited their ability to sign highly-payed players. They instead signed defenseman Nolan Baumgartner, and wingers/centers Randy Robitaille and Mark Cullen. I say wingers/centers simply because Center is a position the Flyers are overloaded with right now, and these players will most likely be converted to the wing. They also signed 2000 unsigned draft pick Lars Jonsson, who spent recent years in the Swedish Elite League, but has yet to play an NHL game. Bob Clarke countered these seemingly small signings by claiming that they made their big moves last year, in obtaining Forsberg, Knuble, Hatcher and Rathje. This would be a fine answer if Rathje and Hatcher actually panned out, but apparently admitting mistakes isn’t something this franchise likes to do too often. But, all is not lost.

Ducks Bring Back Chistov

The Ducks have agreed to terms on a two-year contract with left wing Stanislav Chistov.

The deal will pay Chistov approximately $800,000 each of the next two seasons.