Author Archives: Trade Man

Are the Oilers looking at McCabe?

the Oilers’ back end also needs a puck-moving defenceman. There’s no sense having forwards Taylor Hall, Magnus Paajarvi and Ales Hemsky come back 180 feet to get on the attack, when one 60-foot head-man pass will send them on their way.

That’s a longer story for another day, but Oilers general manager Steve Tambellini certainly is looking. Yes, we know young Carl Gunnarsson’s name keeps coming up because the Toronto Maple Leafs have too many blue-liners and badly need forwards — where the Oilers are top heavy — but is the Swede really the answer? Or has Tambellini filed away the cellphone number of free agent Bryan McCabe?

Flyers' rookie Brayden Schenn sitting on roster bubble

After he took part in Sunday’s practice in Voorhees, rookie center Brayden Schenn said he is healthy and available to play in Thursday’s opener in Boston. But are the Flyers ready to put him on their roster?

Dreger – Via TSN.ca – LEAFS LOOK TO UPGRADE

There is little heavy-lifting required for the Toronto Maple Leafs to cut their roster down to 23 for next weeks season opener.
Nazem Kadri is expected to be placed on injured reserve which will allow Toronto to keep an extra body on the roster while he recovers from a knee strain.
The Leafs will keep eight defensemen, with Matt Lashoff likely the odd man out. Meanwhile, close tabs will be kept on both Keith Aulie and Jake Gardiner to ensure they can handle the load.
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Jim Matheson – Via twitter

Could oil trade one of their young forwards for puck-moving D? They need one with whitney hurt to get puck to Hall and Co.

Season Predictions

With Doughty signed and rosters set it looks like time for the yearly predictions….

East

1 Washington
2 Tampa Bay
3 Montreal
4 NJ
5 NY Rangers
6 Philly
7 Boston
8 Carolina