Author Archives: Trade Man

Ducks' Giguere: I'd rather retire than be a backup goalie.

J.P. Hoornstra, Staff Writer

Ducks goaltender Jean- Sebastien Giguere: “I’d rather retire than be a backup goalie.” was in full health Monday and will accompany the team on a four-game road trip starting Wednesday in New Jersey.

We have to add player: Sens GM

Ottawa Senators general manager Bryan Murray is pleased with his team’s performance this season, but he isn’t done tinkering yet.

Leafs will never say 'never' regarding second team


The Maple Leafs aren’t warm to the idea of a second team in their yard, but that doesn’t mean they and the NHL can’t see the day coming.

That was evident yesterday when team president Brian Burke and league deputy commissioner Bill Daly spoke at a sports management conference in Toronto dealing with the topic of franchise re-locations. Daly was asked afterwards if a second Southern Ontario team was inevitable, on the heels of Jim Balsillie’s failed attempt to move the Coyotes to Hamilton.

Bowman, Hawks should be united in seeking center

Stan Bowman will attend his first NHL general managers meeting this week in Toronto as the Blackhawks’ GM. The groundwork for trades often is created at the meeting, but after the Hawks went 8-4-1 in October, it didn’t seem Bowman would be very interested in tweaking his roster.

Whispers heard on possible Giguere trade

For those that missed it in print or online, Register columnist Randy Youngman reports that there have been preliminary discussions between the Ducks and Toronto involving a possible trade that would send goaltender Jean-Sebastien Giguere to the Maple Leafs. jiggy

Center Nylander is placed on waivers

Tarik El-Bashir

Michael Nylander was placed on waivers Saturday by the Washington Capitals, a move that could expedite a resolution to an awkward situation that has hung over the team since training camp.

Maple Leafs interested in Nathan Horton is reporting:

The Toronto Maple Leafs appear to be combing through the NHL for a trade partner or two, as GM Brian Burke looks for ways to bolster his roster. It’s been widely reported that the Leafs would like to move forward Jason Blake and goalie Vesa Toskala at some point this season, while various rumors have also linked Alexei Ponikarovsky and Jeff Finger to the trade block. Burke is believed to be looking for a gritty top-six forward to play alongside Phil Kessel and according to one published report, the Leafs are interested in Florida Panthers forward Nathan Horton.

will Vinny Lecavalier ask to be traded?

Get him going – one way or the other

Tampa’s continued (and not unexpected) mediocrity had ex-Bruin Rick Tocchet, the Lightning bench boss, questioning the passion of some of his charges, including captain Vinny Lecavalier. “He has to show us that’s he’s ready to play,’’ said Tocchet, disillusioned that the franchise center has only potted three goals this season.

Rumors from the Toronto Sun


RedWings looking for a goalie?

Bolts looking to make a move?

Canes looking at trade options

Canucks interested in Forsberg

Vancouver GM Gillis says team is interested in signing former NHL MVP if he’s fully fit