Author Archives: Trade Man

Jackets not going to trade away their picks

Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch writes … Jarmo Kekalainen is not going to trade a first-round draft pick for immediate help.

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Five Burning Questions about the Calgary Flames

RANDY SPORTAK, Calgary Sun writes … Five Burning Questions about the Calgary Flames

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Will the Hawks be forced to make major changes?

Chris Kuc of the chicagotribune writes … Sagging Canadian dollar could force Blackhawks to make big changes

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Trade next for Flyers?

Pierre LeBrun | ESPN.com writes … Trade next for Flyers?

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Bergovin spinning the wheel with Canadiens contracts

These are interesting times in Montreal. The news that Brendan Gallagher has signed a massive, six year extension to his contract with the Canadiens signals a potential complete strategy turnaround on the part of general manager Marc Bergevin.

Gallagher is the first – and so far only – player of any note on the squad to move directly from his entry-level contract to such a long term commitment. The deal is believed to average out at around $3.75 million a season. The rationale for Gallagher accepting the deal is cut and dried, but what the move says about the Canadiens’ plans going forwards has got pundits scratching their heads. Does this signal a change of tack?

Oilers need to do something to shake out of this skid

Jim Matheson, Edmonton Journal writes … Oilers looking for something, anything to snap winless streak

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Are the Panthers ready to move some of their veterans?

Mike Johnston of Sportsnet.ca writes … Panthers could look to trade veteran forwards

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Some logical trade suggestions

Kevin Allen of Usatoday.com writes … Logical NHL moves – and why they likely won’t happen

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Could the Pens and Oilers make a deal?

David Staples of The Edmonton Journal writes … It’s logical for Oilers to trade Nail Yakupov to Penguins, but it still won’t happen, says NHL insider

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No trades imminent for the Flyers