Author Archives: Trade Man

Court order restricts Thrashers

During the appeal of the ongoing battle between Steve Belkin and the other owners of the Thrashers and the Hawks of the NBA, a Maryland judge ruled that the two teams cannot sign players to multi-year deals or trade for players who already have multi-year deals. Only one year contracts.

Recchi back in the 'Burgh?

According to one of Pittsburgh’s most prestigious newspapers, The Pittsburgh Tribune review, Mark Recchi may be intrested in returning to the Penguins again.

Gagne an Habs ?

Source : Mix 99.7 FM Radio Station

The Montreal submit a 5 years / 25 Millions dollars offer to Simon Gagne.

Caps sign Pokulok, 2005 first-rounder

According to

The Washington Capitals continued to stockpile for the future Thursday, signing 20-year-old defenseman Sasha Pokulok to an entry-level contract.

Leafs Sign Nik Antropov

Restricted free agent forward Nik Antropov has agreed to a one-year deal with the Toronto Maple Leafs. Terms have not been released.

Noronen not happy with Vancouver situation.

According to Sportsnet Mika Noronen is not pleased in the Vancouver Canucks acquiring Roberto Luongo as full time goalie, pushing Noronen to back-up. Noronen also wants atleast a one way deal, rather than his current two way deal.

Champs Bring Back Wesley for One more Year

The Carolina Hurricanes announced that the team has agreed to terms with defenceman Glen Wesley to a one-year contract.

The deal will pay Wesley $1.2 million in 2006-07.

Oilers obtain free-agent Daniel Tjarnqvist

Oilers obtain free-agent Daniel Tjarnqvist

The Edmonton Oilers have agreed to terms with free agent defenceman Daniel Tjarnqvist on a one-year contract.

Report: Leafs interested in Peca

Howard Berger of the Fan 590 reported today that over the last 24 hours he has heard that the Leafs have been pursuing UFA Mike Peca.

Flyers re-sign forward Umberger

According to

The Philadelphia Flyers announced that they have re-signed centre R.J. Umberger to a new two-year contract.

The Habs Re-sign Ribeiro and Cote

According to The Habs has re-signed Riberio and Cote to one year deals. Financial terms not disclosed.

Blue Jackets sign Conklin and Kloucek

According to

The Columbus Blue Jackets announced that the team has signed goaltender Ty Conklin and defenseman Tomas Kloucek to two-way contracts.

Razor's Edge

Andrew Raycroft and Ray Emery both share the same nickname – RAZOR – and it’s become obvious that who deserves this knickname will be earned on the ice.

They were both drafted in the mid-rounds, both played in the OHL for 3 seasons, AHL and had breakout rookie campaigns – Raycroft winning ROY, Emery winning player on the month honours and setting a Sens record for winning streak.

Raycroft has 3 years seniority on Emery, but Emery has won a playoff round – both went into the playoffs on division winning teams, so to settle the score before the season starts – let’s look at the stats from the OHL, AHL and NHL and see who deserves the ultimate nickname – RAZOR.

Nonis not done!

“The Team 1040″ last night talked to the Vancouver Canucks GM Dave Nonis, he said quote” I may be not done, there is still many things to do, I want to do one more deal , but im not mentioning any names. I even believe there might be players from the inside that we could use next season(Manitoba Moose) for example Jason King, Shultz, Brandon Reid”. Later on in the brodcast the radio announcer said he was looking at the Canucks roster and said there are 2 candidates he thinks are the only 2 remaining players Nonis could trade”Matt Cooke or Brendan Morrison”

Headed to arbitration!

This is a list of all players that have inclined to go the route of arbitration.

Sens sign youngster Ray Emery

according to TSN, the Ottawa Senators signed goaltender Ray Emery to a one-year deal for $925,000.

Domi's Future?

Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment president Richard Peddie said yesterday that there could be a future for Tie Domi in the organization if he chooses not to continue playing next season.

Roberts deal going nowhere, Carter to leafs instead?

According to TSN there has been no developement on Roberts request to go to Toronto.

MTL Gazette suggests Simon Gagne

Pat Hickey from the Montreal Gazette suggests the Canadiens should look into making an offer for Philadelphia Flyers forward Simon Gagne, who is seeking a new deal worth $4.5 million per season.

The Bruins still have some work to be done…. but how much?

So far Boston has signed three UFAs. All three filled much needed positions. Chara, without question is what Boston needs for the defense. They have Brad Stuart and Paul Mara, thanks to trades, who both can quaterback the powerplay. Savard was brought in to feed Murray the puck. Since Thornton was traded, Murray has basically lost his groove…. Savard was brought in to change that. And Donovan will play the wing with Axelsson and Primeau against other team’s top lines.

But what is left to be done? Well before we get to that, lets see what is already in place.