Author Archives: Trade Man

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.

Cloutier On The Move?

Canucks goalie Dan Cloutier’s agent is suggesting his client may have a long wait for a trade.

Flyers ink Randy Robitaille

The Philadelphia Flyers have agreed to terms on a contract with 5-foot-11, 195-pound center Randy Robitaille, according to general manager Bob Clarke. Robitaille signed a one-year contract.

Dallas Signs Barnaby

The Dallas Stars have signed agitator Matthew Barnaby to a one-year contract worth $625,000.

Anson Carter's days as a Canuck is over!

“The Vancouver Sun” Reports that Anson Carter will not be coming back to Vancouver next season. Carter is asking for a raise that Nonis cannot fit into the remaining cap space available, Carter is wanting 2.8 Million each season for 3 years, which is reasonable for a guy that had the most goals, most powerplay goals, and most game winning goals on the team last season.

Odd salary numbers

I recently noticed some odd payroll numbers with the Toronto Maple Leafs.

The NHLPA site and TSN both report Mats Sundin’s salary for 06/07 as $7.6 million and Bryan McCabe’ as $7.15 million.

Raycroft Signs 3-year Deal! is reporting that the Toronto Maple Leafs have signed goalie, Andrew Raycroft, to a three-year/six million dollar contract!

JR signs with the Phoenix Coyotes…..

Jeremy Roenick has signed a one-year contract with the Phoenix Coyotes.

They Aren't Done Yet

The coyotes made a huge splash in the free agent market with the signing of Ed Jovonaski, however reports out of Glendale say the Coyotes arent done yet

Roberts will be in Toronto, either way

According to, Florida Panthers winger Gary Roberts plans to be in Toronto next season, whether or not the team trades him.

Poti in MTL????

Bob MacKenzie announced on TSN that « Tom Poti and the Montreal Canadien could have signed a deal. Sources told that should be a contract of 4 years for 15 millions »

The draft system — time for a change

As I read with dismay the news Pronger will be stuck on a pond in Califonia (albeit on what’s shaping up to be a great team — but we’ll never see him in the East) I am reminded of my pet peeve about North American sporting rules.

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Brendan Shanahan wants in on Bruins

Would be an interesting journeyman player (for the right price) that may help take our team from the O’Connell carnage along with our other pickups.

Shanahan in Montreal??

Acording to Renaud Lavoie (from RDS) Brendan Shanahan might be interested to come in Montreal

Unrestricted Free Agency Begins! What it Means to Your Pool

I like a lot of things that some teams were doing yesterday, and I am more than a little surprised at the amount of action in Day 1 of the UFA season. In fact, this action will pressure the quiet teams to get moving and scoop up what remains out there before someone else does, so it will be a while yet before things calm down. Here are the some of the signings with impact, from a fantasy perspective…

Possible Solution For Leafs

After the signings of Pavel Kubina and Hal Gill the

Leafs are in quite a pickle, here is my solution: