Author Archives: Trade Man

Habs sign Chipcura to three-year deal

The Montreal Canadiens have signed center Kyle Chipchura to a three-year, entry-level contract.

Selected 18th overall by the Canadiens in 2004, Chipchura just completed his fourth season with the Prince Albert Raiders of the Western Hockey League.

Guerin's contract bought out?

The Dallas Stars placed forward Bill Guerin on 24-hour waivers Thursday, setting up a buyout of his contract for Friday.

Allison returning to Toronto?

Jason Allison’s time with the Toronto Maple Leafs may not be over.

Hockey at Yankee Stadium

“The House that Ruth Built” may be used to stage a hockey event.

Newsday reported on Wednesday that the NHL is looking at the possibility of having the New York Rangers play the New York Islanders in a regular season game at Yankee Stadium.

Canucks Survey

So how does McCabe stack up?

Some people here feel McCabe is a tier 1 D-man, others say he is tier 2. Most people feel the money he is getting paid is excessive.

So, how does he stack up statistcally against the other “top tier” D-men over the last 3 years…

2006 Free Agent Listing

This listing is the complete package. A total listing of UFA’s, RFA’s and signed players. A must see.

The latest update by Cory Brolund of his Free Agent list. Just in time for the UFA shopping season starting on July 1, 06.

Enjoy the list.

05-06 Rangers Offseason Reviews

Team: New York Rangers

Record: 44-26-12

Conference Rank: 6

Point Leaders: Jaromir Jagr 54G-69A-123P

Aebischer to sign with the Habs ?

According to the RDS Broadcasting and LCN ( Quebec news channel ), David Aebischer is going to receive a 1 year / 2 millions offer from Bob Gainey.

Canucks to sign Luongo to long term deal.

As reported on TSN it appears the Canucks are close to signing Roberto Luongo to a 4 year 28 million dollar contract. While Nonis is playing a little coy I think the deal is as close as the sources are mentioning.

Canadiens Poll

Leafs Defence core

With McCabe signed on it seems very unlikely that the pronger door will open, but thats not to say that the leafs defence core wont get a free agent boost.

McCabe signs with Leafs

TSN is reporting that McCabe has quit toying around with the Leafs and has accepted the 5.7 million per year for 5 years offer.

The Curse of LEAFdom and the Bad Sports Writer!

LEAF fans should wary about the information circulating in their Hometown.

Note: I nearly died of a stroke when I read the article in question.

Pohl hits the Net!

AS of 1:22PM I heard an Interview of John Ferguson Jr. on AM 640 LEafs Lunch.

JFJ has signed John Pohl to a two year, ONE WAY, contract. Money was undisclosed.

Montreal's Offseason Goals

The Montreal Canadiens maintained their status as a playoff team this year; despite a rollercoaster ride that saw head coach Claude Julien fired, former MVP Jose Theodore traded and former top liner Richard Zednik as a healthy scratch. Luckily for the Habs; replacements for these players were found. Chris Higgins shone alongside Saku Koivu; Cristobal Huet became a star after being fleeced from Los Angeles, and Gainey himself stepped behind the bench.

But what moves does the club need to make to continue their eventual road to the elusive 25th Stanley Cup?

Lidstrom, Wings close in on deal

According to, the Red Wings are close to re-signing defenseman Niklas Lidstrom.

Lidstrom is one of several players set to become an UFA on July 1.

Predators RFAs and UFAs

As reported in the Tennessean this morning (Article Link):

The Predators have made qualifying offers to 10 restricted free agents: forwards Greg Classen, Martin Erat, Adam Hall, Scott Hartnell, David Legwand, Libor Pivko, Jordin Tootoo and Brandon Segal and defensemen Sheldon Brookbank and Dan Hamhuis.

Havlat for Toskala?

According to The Score, the San Jose Sharks are expected to deal goaltender Vesa Toskala to the Ottawa Senators for right winger Martin Havlat.

Sullivan Gone

Espn reports that the Bruins have fire Head Coach Mike Sullivan