Author Archives: Trade Man

May Be Time To Can Wilson

With a 0-5-1 record, its maybe time for a coaching change in Toronto.

Yes, its only been 88 games into Ron Wilson’s career as coach of the Maple Leafs but already he appears to have lost the attention of the players.

While the demise of the team early this season is not all his doing, he is part of the problem. And as the old saying goes, its easier to can the coach than dump 20 players, especially in a cap world.

NHL News and Rumors – October 13, 2009

Demitra’s rehab from shoulder surgery is not going well

Chris Chelios wants to win with the Chicago Wolves

Leafs were close on Gilroy

Habs balk at bringing versatile Dandenault back

Its Fall and the Leafs are Falling

Truculence, Belligerence, Testosterone and Pugnacity, only four words. But in Toronto words have a way of coming back to haunt you.

Stars Shopping Fabian Brunnstrom

The Edmonton Journal is reporting the Dallas Stars are reportedly looking to acquire a puck-moving defenseman for Fabian Brunnstrom. The Stars are believed to be looking for an upgrade to their powerplay, but the paper suggests they refuse to trade forwards James Neal and Loui Eriksson. According to the Journal, the Stars would be willing to trade winger Fabian Brunnstrom.

Wings' Johan Franzen out at least 4 months with torn ACL

Dana Wakiji / The Detroit News

The Red Wings’ quest to return to the Stanley Cup Finals for the third consecutive season took a huge hit Friday.

Cox: Bold moves could avert Leaf disaster

Dumping Vesa Toskala, Jason Blake would free up cap space, allow boxed-in Burke to go after roster upgrades

The Leaf GM does appear to be a wee bit boxed in, partly by the lacklustre state of his team after four games, and partly by the Kessel deal.

Leafs for Oilers? Ballard almost bit


A new hockey book says the NHL’s Edmonton Oilers and Maple Leafs almost traded cities in the early 1980s.

The biography of one-time Oilers owner Peter Pocklington says the scheme called for the entire team to move to Toronto to play in Maple Leaf Gardens.

Canucks sniper Daniel Sedin out with deep bone bruise on heel

Jason Botchford, The Province

Just when the Canucks started looking like they were all right, their top sniper may not be.

Spezza, Neil in scuffle at Senators practice

Allen Panzeri, The Ottawa Citizen

Jason Spezza and Chris Neil, seatmates in the Ottawa dressing room, started some fireworks at the end of today’s practice with a brief fight.

Could the Coyotes be on their way to QC?

Could the NHL be on it’s way back to Quebec City? The mayor hints at it being possible.