Author Archives: Trade Man
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.
THE CANADIAN PRESS
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.
Jason Botchford, The Province
Just when the Canucks started looking like they were all right, their top sniper may not be.
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.
Milan Lucic earns three-year extension
Canucks upset at Burke over draft comments
Avalanche’s injured goaltender Anderson might resume practice today
Rangers looking for another defenseman
Chamber of commerce eyes Islanders move to Queens
Kostitsyn reports to AHL; Habs promise trade
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
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.
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.