Author Archives: Trade Man
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.
Considering they don’t meet very often, the Maple Leafs and Dallas Stars have been locked in fierce competition a fair bit in recent times.
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.
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.
Leafs GM once known to stand by his man in the crease, but the previously promising goaltender may be nearing an early end.
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?
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.
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.