Author Archives: Trade Man

Ohlund to test the UFA market is reporting that long time Canucks defenseman Mattais Ohlund is going to test the UFA market. It is noted that contract talks have once again broken off and that he is excited about the possibilities of what may be in his future.

Stars and Habs Make Minor Trade

According to the Stars have just acquired Center Steve Begin from the Montreal Canadiens for Denfenseman Doug Janik. This is not a blockbuster deal by any means, but it bares mentioning anyway.

Birds make a deal (Ducks and Pens) is reporting that the Ducks and Penguins have made a deal.

Possible Maple Leaf Firesale

Pierre Lebrun of states that the Maple Leafs plan for the future is to get as many draft picks as possible. While it is noted that the only player “all but guaranteed to get moved from Toronto is center Nik Antropov, an unrestricted free agent as of July 1. The question is whether Burke can fetch a first- or second-round pick for him.”

Olli Jokinen Likely to be Traded

Darren Dreger of is reporting that Coyote forward Olli Jokinen is very much available for trade.

Flyers trying to swing a deal for Bouwmeester?

The Courier Post On-Line is reporting that the Flyers are working hard to try to land Bouwmeester.

Kubina No Longer Willing to be Traded

The Fan 590 is reporting that Pavel Kubina has pulled the plug on any possible trade and has decided to use his no trade clause to ensure that he remains a Maple Leaf player past the trade deadline.'s latest Bruins Rumors is once again reporting that the Bruins have continued interesting Erik Cole and Keith Tkachuk but they also throw in an interesting third name that could make the Bruins a powerhouse as they move into the playoffs.

Two Quick Tidbits of News from Today

Few tiny NHL tidbits to report this afternoon.

Laraque to be traded

The Globe and Mail is reporting that Montréal Canadiens tough guy Georges Laraque has requested a trade. (Well that was on the Fan 990) In the Globe and Mail they are stating that he expects to be traded.

Senators to be sellers

TSN is reporting that the Ottawa Senators are likely to be sellers at this years deadline. One of the names that is being mentioned as could be on the go is Jason Spezza.

Panthers and Lightning updates is reporting that Lecavailer is glad that the trade rumors about his are starting to go away and the is reporting that the Panthers are taking a hard stance with regard to trade talks.

The Latest Canuck News and Rumors

The Vancouver Sun is now reporting that the Canucks GM Mike Gillis is confident that the Canucks will, be able to resign the Sedins to new contracts.