Author Archives: Trade Man

Habs Fever: Trade coming?

Brian Wilde

From my time with the Oilers in Edmonton dating back to the early 90’s, one of the relationships I have been able to foster is with Kevin Prendergast. He’s an extremely intelligent hockey man who is the top scout and decision maker for talent, young and old, that the Oilers might be interested in. Prendergast and I talk usually when he takes in a Habs game. He doesn’t take in many. Every two or three months, he watches one contest and then moves on to the next city whether it be Ottawa or Albany.

Monster ready to help Leafs end losing ways

By Damien Cox

It seems like most, or all, of Jonas Gustavsson’s brief NHL career has been spent fighting back from injuries or ill health.

Indeed, there has been far more written about Gustavsson’s heart issues or his groin problem than about his actual accomplishments as a Maple Leaf.

Toskala all out of chances?

JAMES MIRTLE

Leafs GM once known to stand by his man in the crease, but the previously promising goaltender may be nearing an early end.

It's almost time to pick,Price or Halak?

As you all know Carey Price and Jaroslav Halak will become RFAs at the end of the season and I doubt either one of them want to be the other one’s back-up for much longer so the question is who will the Habs pick?

Habs' Kostitsyn loses game of chicken with GM Gainey

Winger scurries back to Hamilton Bulldogs after failed ultimatum

By Pat Hickey, The Gazette

If you thought Hamlet was a confused young man, you’ve never met Sergei Kostitsyn.

Nathan Horton rumor

First the news about the Nathan Horton rumor. I hate to even give credence to a report that doesn’t cite a single source — named or anonymous — but I know y’all are curious after the Ottawa Sun reported the Panthers are trying to trade Horton.

It's going from bad to worse for Hawks' Huet

Tim Sassone

Cristobal Huet believes what’s going on with his game at the moment is “just a bump in the road,” as he put it.

But to the Blackhawks, it might not be that simple.

Leafs should go after Shanahan

If the Maple Leafs are smart, they might want to get to Brendan Shanahan before the NHL Players’ Association does.

Hockey Rumors and News – October 18, 2009

Kovalchuk decision looming: analysts

CBC Sports

A decision by Atlanta forward Ilya Kovalchuk on his future is coming soon.

Watch for a full-fledged goaltending controversy in Montreal

Crippled Wild won't seek quick fix

MICHAEL RUSSO, Star Tribune

General Manager Chuck Fletcher said he won’t make any panic moves for quick fixes.

“I don’t think we want to react to the injuries and say we have to make a trade and fill those holes,” Fletcher said. “If we can do something that makes sense from a longer-term perspective, we would do it. But I don’t think we’ll look to move assets or make a trade to do something short-term.”

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