Author Archives: Trade Man

Canucks Close to Acquiring Turris

Quick Update..

The Canucks are pursuing Kyle Turris BIG time and have vaulted to the the top of the list of possible destinations for the New Westminster, BC Native.

The Canucks have had “intense talks at the highest levels” according to two sources..One adding that last night a deal almost was put together…

2011 NHL Trade Rumors – Cory Schneider to Coyotes?

The NHL season is already headed into its second week of play and its clear this is going to be a terrific season of hockey. There are a few teams that have started the season slow and the Vancouver Canucks are one of those teams.

Vancouver entered this season with two outstanding goalies and the rumors in the off-season was the team was looking to deal one for a physical defensemen. The latest from Bleacher Report has the team dealing Cory Schneider to the Phoenix Coyotes in a deal that could help the team add some toughness and breakout of the early season slump the team is having.

Nabokov as trade bait?

One possible explanation for coach Jack Capuano’s surprising decision to start Evgeni Nabokov in goal?

The Islanders could be showcasing the 36-year-old netminder in hopes of trading him.

Capuano’s decision was a puzzling one, especially since starter Al Montoya played so well in the team’s first three games. The 26-year-old is 2-1-0 with a 1.35 GAA and .953 save percentage.

Cherry apologizes to former NHL enforcers

A contrite Don Cherry finally apologized to three former NHL tough guys Saturday for disparaging them for their views on fighting in hockey.

Cherry apologized to Stu Grimson, Chris Nilan and Jim Thomson after he called them “pukes” and “turncoats” on the first broadcast of CBC’s “Coach’s Corner” of the season last week. He also said he was wrong to suggest that Nilan and Grimson linked fighting in hockey to drug use.

The three players said in a statement Tuesday that they are considering taking legal action against Cherry. Grimson is a lawyer practising out of Nashville.

Garrioch: Flames' Feaster would like to make moves

There are more than a couple of contracts Flames GM Jay Feaster would like to burn.

Two league sources told QMI Agency that Feaster is desperately trying to get money off the books.

Not only would Feaster move struggling C Olli Jokinen in a heartbeat, the word around the league is the Flames have been shopping C Matt Stajan, W Niklas Hagman and D David Moss.