Author Archives: Trade Man

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

Whitney to the Bruins?

Ray Whitney’s name keeps bubbling up as a potential pickup for the Bruins. Not the first time the crafty winger’s name has been linked to the Black and Gold. He is making $3 million in Phoenix and is on track to be an unrestricted free agent next July 1. Whitney, 39, collected 57 points last season with the Desert Dogs, the same number Patrice Bergeron put up as Boston’s No. 3 scorer.

Leafs chasing the big deal

Clearly discouraged by its current roster, Maple Leafs management is actively working the phones trying to make deals prior to Thursday’s start of the regular season.
What the Leafs would like to do — and may have difficulty accomplishing — is packaging some of their depth players in an attempted deals for single established players in return.

Lombardi close to return

Matthew Lombardi’s year-long wait is nearly at an end.

The centre didn’t want to jinx himself, but there seem little doubt this weekend he will get into his first game since last October. It has taken that long to clear the cobwebs from a severe concussion and then get back into proper playing shape.

Leafs Have No Plans To Cut Komisarek

The Maple Leafs will make a handful of final cuts before their regular-season opener on Oct. 6. Defenceman Mike Komisarek won’t be among them. There had been talk through last season and during the summer that the Leafs should bury the contract of Komisarek in the minors.