Author Archives: Trade Man

Cox: Bold moves could avert Leaf disaster

Dumping Vesa Toskala, Jason Blake would free up cap space, allow boxed-in Burke to go after roster upgrades

The Leaf GM does appear to be a wee bit boxed in, partly by the lacklustre state of his team after four games, and partly by the Kessel deal.

Leafs for Oilers? Ballard almost bit


A new hockey book says the NHL’s Edmonton Oilers and Maple Leafs almost traded cities in the early 1980s.

The biography of one-time Oilers owner Peter Pocklington says the scheme called for the entire team to move to Toronto to play in Maple Leaf Gardens.

Canucks sniper Daniel Sedin out with deep bone bruise on heel

Jason Botchford, The Province

Just when the Canucks started looking like they were all right, their top sniper may not be.

Spezza, Neil in scuffle at Senators practice

Allen Panzeri, The Ottawa Citizen

Jason Spezza and Chris Neil, seatmates in the Ottawa dressing room, started some fireworks at the end of today’s practice with a brief fight.

Could the Coyotes be on their way to QC?

Could the NHL be on it’s way back to Quebec City? The mayor hints at it being possible.

Hockey News – October 7, 2009

Milan Lucic earns three-year extension

Canucks upset at Burke over draft comments

Avalanche’s injured goaltender Anderson might resume practice today

Hockey Trade Rumors and News

Rangers looking for another defenseman

Chamber of commerce eyes Islanders move to Queens

Kostitsyn reports to AHL; Habs promise trade

NHL News – October 5, 2009

Goaltending already a problem for Leafs

Panthers, center Dominic Moore agree to contract

Drury absent from PP unit

Cherry rips NHLPA over Kelly’s firing

Breaking in New Hab-Its

There was no team that underwent a greater facelift than the Montreal Canadiens.

With 12 UFAs let go and 7 veteran newcomers brought in, plus the addition of a new coach, this is definitely a new team in Montreal.

There have been some unimpressed by the moves made by Bob Gainey. The team got older, the team got much smaller, the team lacks French Canadians, the team lacks a captain. the team doesnt have a front line centre.

Time for Leafs to unleash The Monster

Damien Cox

Peter Chiarelli must be salivating already.

The Boston Bruins GM, all but bullied into trading young sniper Phil Kessel to the Maple Leafs last month, can’t help but hope the Leafs have a lousy season – or two – since he and the Bruins own Toronto’s first-round pick for each of the next two years.

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