Author Archives: Trade Man

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

Pronger is the key if used in the right door…

With rumours heating up regarding Chris Pronger, I thought I would take some time to share my view on the situation. I read that Tomas Kaberle is furious that the Leafs would incorporate his name in trade rumours. Frankly, so am I. We have taken years to develop a player (Kaberle) that was drafted in the 8th round, 204th overall. How many players can the Leafs say they chose that late in the draft and are all-star caliber today. Not too many.

HABS: David Aebischer + draft pick for Martin St. Louis ???

According to several reports including the Team 990 in Montreal and La Presse, the Montreal Canadiens are about to pull the trigger on a deal that would send G David Aebischer and a 2nd round draft pick to Tampa Bay for speedy scorer Martin St. Louis.

Cuban to invest in the Penguins

According to the Pittsburgh Tribune Review Pittsburgh native and current Dallas Mavericks Owner Mark Cuban has joined a group headed by Andrew Murstein to purchase the Penguins and with the intent the team stays in the Burgh. Pittsburgh native and formed NFL qb Dan Marino is also rumored to be part of the Murstein group to buy the Pens and keep them in Pittsburgh.

Bondra to Retire? is reporting that Thrashers GM Don Waddell says he expects Bondra to retire.

MacTavish leaving Edmonton?

Is Craig MacTavish about to go the way of Chris Pronger and leave the Edmonton Oilers?

Pronger talk irks Kaberle

According to the, Leafs defenseman Tomas Kaberle is furious that his name has been mentioned in a possible deal for the Oiler blueliner.

pronger deal taken the wrong way

there is a very good message on this link about the pronger situation.

click on “the soapbox”


With all of the great moments from the 2005-2006 Stanley Cup run, none was bigger than the 3-1 comeback that almost led the Oiler’s to the promise land. Unfortunately, the Oilers fell to the Carolina Hurricanes, a team that is much deserved of the Stanley Cup. The Oil spent most of the regular season in distress, going through streaks of greatness, and other stretches of mediocrity. Their hopes and dreams came down to the final few games of the season, where they barely edged out the Vancouver Canucks for eighth place in the Western Conference, for a first round meeting with the Western Conference leaders, the Detroit Red Wings.

Chris Pronger Poll

A kick in the junk, but this time we are wearin a jock!

A roller coaster ride in Edmonton. First the play offs and now yet another star wants out of Edmonton.

Desjardins to Retire?

According to, Flyers GM Bob Clarke told the Philadelphia Daily News that Eric Desjardins will most likely retire after 17 years in the NHL. Desjardins is set to become an unrestricted free agent on July 1.