Author Archives: Trade Man

Leafs are stacked with options

The return of Clarke MacArthur this Saturday is a no-brainer now that he is sprung from Brendan Shanahan’s penitentiary.

The return of Cody Franson will require another heart-to-heart talk with whichever Maple Leafs defenceman has to sit Saturday against the Calgary Flames.

Turris trying to force a trade?

As mentioned on Hotstove, Don Maloney re-iterated that he will not trade Kyle Turris, saying that if Turris wants to play anywhere in the NHL this year, it will be in Phoenix.

Rumor: Gagner and Omark Available

I’ve heard from two different people today that the Oilers are shopping Sam Gagner and Linus Omark in an effort to acquire a Top 4 puck-moving defenseman. In respect to both players, they are being made available because of the depth the Oilers have, and the team’s need to get bigger up front.

Identifying early-season trade candidates

During the first few weeks of the season, most general managers will be in full evaluation mode. Once November hits, the most aggressive teams will start addressing early-season issues. Last November, Ryan O’Byrne, Ian White, Anton Babchuk, Matt Hunwick, Tomas Fleischmann and Scott Hannan were among the notable players involved in a fall trade.

Don Cherry must apologize or could face lawsuit: sources

Accusing hockey’s best-known commentator of “a complete lack of decency,” three former NHL enforcers have raised the spectre of legal action against Don Cherry for controversial comments he made last week.

On Tuesday morning, the Nashville-based law firm Kay, Griffin, Enkema & Colbert released a statement saying former NHL players Chris Nilan, Jim Thomson and Stu Grimson are “considering further recourse” with regard to a rant Cherry made on Hockey Night in canada, calling these players “pukes,” “hypocrites” and “turncoats.”