Author Archives: Trade Man

Domi bought out

I think it’s appropriate I write the final Tie Domi article on HTR, as I am one of his few remaining supporters, and he’s always been my favorite player.

Wings lock up Lidstrom

The Detroit Red Wings have taken 2006 Norris Trophy winner Nicklas Lidstrom off the free agent market, signing him to a two-year contract.

Leafs can't afford a big name!

The perception has been, for a while now, that the Leafs have a lot of money to spend on Free Agents. Unless, they manage to unload some contracts somewhere, this is simply not true. Some of my numbers or guesses may be slightly off, but the overall picture is pretty much what I am laying out here. The most up to date look at the numbers are as follows:

What can the Leafs afford really?

The perception has been, for a while now, that the Leafs have a lot of money to spend on Free Agents. Unless, they manage to unload some contracts somewhere, this is simply not true. Some of my numbers or guesses may be slightly off, but the overall picture is pretty much what I am laying out here. The most up to date look at the numbers are as follows:

The Sedin Twins Signed

According to Sportsnet.ca, the Vancouver Canucks have re-signed the Sedins to three year contract extentions. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Montreal and Columbus to trade soon ?

According to TSN Broadcasting, The Montreal Canadiens and the Columbus Blue Jackets are close to a deal that would send…

McIlhargey And Johnston Relieved Of Coaching Duties By Vancouver Canucks

The Vancouver Canucks announced on Saturday that Jack McIlhargey and Mike Johnston have been relieved of their duties as the team’s associate coaches.

Mike Lange, Voice of the Penguins FIRED!

Wow, Awful Idea. He was the best Sports Broadcaster ever. And one of the Oldest Penguins ever. Its not going to be the same without him :-(

Murray, Laraque, Transtrom done? and Pisani, Roloson coming back?

EDMONTON SUN reports it doesn’t look good for Georges Laraque re-signing with the Oilers. He’s expected to hit the UFA market on July 1st. Also reports the Oilers appear to be closing in on a new contract for playoff hero Fernando Pisani.

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