Author Archives: Trade Man

Flames keeping quiet over Sutter-Phaneuf confrontation

Eric Duhatschek

Despite recent hot streak, Calgary is anything but upbeat following home loss to division-leading Colorado

Marc Savard’s return cautiously delayed

Stephen Harris

Center Marc Savard will soon sign a lengthy and lucrative contract extension that will keep him in Boston well into the next decade, according to a team source, but the club isn’t quite ready to let him return from his broken foot just yet.

Jagr on Oilers' radar

Today’s New York Post includes a story on Tom Renney, who as an assistant coach in Edmonton was up against his former New York Rangers team in last night’s action. Perhaps most interesting in the piece though was a blurb on a player Edmonton fans might love to see in Oilers silks next season.

Savard contract talks remain on course

An Internet report this afternoon had No. 1 Bruins center Marc Savard poised to extend his deal for another seven seasons, beginning in 2010-’11, worth a total possibly as high as $39 million (about a $5.6 million cap hit).

Top 5 biggest surprises good and bad this year

Almost a quarter of the way through a very interesting seasons, I’m looking at the top five most surprising teams to date and the 5 most disappointing.

Most surprising

1) Colorado Avalanche – Did any one pick this team to finish out of the bottom 3 in the west? There goaltending has been great and the rookies have been playing fantastic.

How were turing around!

What are your ideas for the rebuild for the leafs?

Mine are after 3-11-5

First we need to trade

Alfredsson plan to retire with Sens

By Allen Panzeri, The Ottawa Citizen

There were times during his 15 years as a member of the Ottawa Senators that Daniel Alfredsson wondered if it might be a good idea to move on to another team.

Filatov might leave team this week, sources say

Tom Reed and Aaron Portzline

Blue Jackets rookie forward Nikita Filatov, who has struggled to remain in coach Ken Hitch*****’s lineup, might be headed back to Russia, perhaps as soon as this week, according to sources within and beyond the NHL.

Wilson issues new threats

By LANCE HORNBY

Looking for an early Christmas present for your favourite Maple Leaf?

How about a game night alarm clock with the snooze button ripped out.

No more Komis

Mike Komisarek will be out the next three weeks with a small quadricep tear. He injured it in the game against Detroit with an attempted hip check against Todd Bertuzzi and left the game for the rest of the third period.

After not practicing since the game on Saturday for some reason just 3 days later Komisarek and Ron Wilson decided that he would play(a gametime decision). So he played 2 and a half minutes and aggrevated the injury even worse. Also an argument can be made about playing two and a half periods with 5 defense creates goals and it did.