Author Archives: Trade Man
In my opinion, if there’s a trade that just makes too much sense, it’s Jean-Sebastien Giguere to Toronto. Clearly, it makes sense for Anaheim, which wants to cut itself from the goaltender’s contract ($6 million this season and $7 million next season). But I also think the Maple Leafs should give this some serious thought (I think they have, at least a little bit).
Alex Ovechkin is flat-out the best overall player in hockey. He can do everything from huge hits, to huge goals, but, how many goals is Number 8 capable of? He scored 65 goals on 2007, and is off to a quick start with 14 goals in 14 games. Is he capable of maintaining that pace throughout the whole year? If he does, I could see him reaching 80+ and coming close to Gretzky’s record, which is thought to be impossible to reach. He’s got the finish, and he’s got the linemates. Niklas Backstrom and Ovechkin have unbelievable chemistry, and having Mike Green at the point will do some good too.
As everyone knows, their is a crazy rumour out their saying Carey Price is on the trading blocks and that he will most likely go to Chicago in a multi-player deal.
Let me just say I find this rumour hard to believe since Gainey did state again and again that Price is the goaltender of the future with the Habs, a bluechipper no-less! Moreover, being only 21, he still has lots of growing up to do and won’t reach his peak until he hits his late twenties.
The rinks are larger, but the arena will be smaller. Only a few thousand fans will pack their way into the games of the Karjala Cup, in Sweden next weekend.
There will only be four teams in that tournament, with second-tier talent representing four European countries.
Despite a report in the Ottawa Sun that noted the Flyers as being a possible destination for free agent left wing Brendan Shanahan, Holmgren said he has no interest in signing the 40-year-old future Hall of Famer, who left the New Jersey Devils during training camp.
Mike Cammalleri was almost a Maple Leaf. Twice.
The mere thought of the first time Cammalleri slipped through Leaf fingers makes the Richmond Hill native – who grew up a Leaf fan – chuckle.
Paul Waldie and Stephen Brunt
Sokolowski and Cynamon are considering making a play for Phoenix and plan to meet city officials next week
The Maple Leafs could get a large offensive boost on Tuesday night.
Phil Kessel is almost done recovering from shoulder surgery and could make his Leafs debut against the Tampa Bay Lightning at the Air Canada Centre.
OK, it’s only October.
OK, it’s only 10 games — and 14 points — in.
But what do you figure the going rate for Rene Bourque will be in a year’s time?
Wild wing Petr Sykora wasn’t thrilled to find himself glued to the bench during much of his team’s 3-1 loss to the Chicago Blackhawks on Monday night. So when he was left out of the lineup by coach Todd Richards for the game against Nashville on Wednesday night, it probably didn’t improve his state of mind.