Author Archives: Trade Man


Before you shoot me down, let me just put one thing in perspective…

Gainey took over the team as general manager in 2003, after a somewhat disappointing season where they finished tenth in the Eastern Conference, with a regular season record of 30-35-8-9 for 77 points. The following four seasons, the Canadiens reached the playoffs three times, but failed to get very far, winning only one game in the second round, against Philadelphia last year.

Winners and Losers of Trade 2009

Though today may have been disappointing for some, a bore for others and better yet actual fun for some of us, it still happened and teams did win or lose.

The Worst Trade of the Deadline

Can someone explain Paul Holmgren’s logic in his moves??? I am completely baffled at his trades after the successful run he’s had.

Scottie Upshall AND a 2nd rounder for a Fighter who can’t stay out of the box and has been disciplined for taking dumb penalties?? What can possibly be his thinking??
If its caps space, like many are saying, why not trade Scottie for a pick, instead of losing him AND a pick for a lesser player.

And That's A Rap! – The Leaving Leafs

Nik Antropov’s time in Toronto has come to an end and he has been traded to the New York Rangers for a 2nd round pick & a conditional pick.

Dominic Moore has also been sent to the Buffalo Sabres for a 2nd round pick.

It's Official – Olli Is A Flame!


Sources are reporting that it is now official, the Calgary Flames have infact sent Mathew Lombardi, Brandon Prust & a 1st round pick to acquire centre Olli Jokinen & a 3rd round pick from the Phoenix Coyotes!

The Flames have also acquired D Jordan Leopold from the Colorado Avalanche in exchange for D Lawrence Nycholat, D Ryan Wilson and 2nd round pick.

And to cap the day off, Calgary sent Kevin Lalande to the Columbus Blue Jackets for a 4th round pick.

Buffalo Signs Tim Connoly

The Buffalo Sabres have signed Tim Connoly to a new 2 year deal this morning. 2 years 4.5 per year.

HTR notes that the value of Olli Jokinen has just gone up due to the fact that Connoly is off the market.

Trade Teadline Rumors and Notes

Trade Deadline Morning News and Updates on a big rumor involving the Coyotes and Flyers, the possibility that Ian Laperriere will be on the go and a tid bit on Tkachuk.

Deadline Update: Ottawa Senators

– Ottawa re-signs defensman Filip Kuba at 3years/3.7million per.

– Ottawa also will be sending forward Antoine Vermette to the Columbus Blue Jackets for goaltender Pascal Leclaire & a 2nd round pick.

*Bryan Murray is also making a final effort to re-sign Chris Neil. He also has a deal on the table (either San Jose or Pittsburgh) should negotiations fail to produce an extension.

Experts Look: What's Up Burke's Sleeve?

HTML: The Toronto Media

Yes, Brian Burke has been all over the news in Toronto with his opinions, theories and updates on how he intends to handle his Maple Leafs team heading into the trade deadline.

But was it all a big “smoke screen” for a much larger and well-devised plan Burke and his staff have been working on that no one saw or will see coming???

Trade Deadline Eve – Players likely to be traded tomorrow

Twas the night before … the trade deadline!!! Here are some updates of players who are likely to be moved tomorrow.

Quick Oil Drops and Other News

Kevin Lowe, Steve Tambellini and the rest of the Oilers brass are bunkering down in Ottawa for d-day. The Oil would like to make a splash but it’s more likely that will have to wait for the summer.

Possible bargaining chips for the Oilers include: W Erik Cole, W Robert Nilsson, F Marc Pouliot, F Rob Schremp, D Ladislav Smid, D Taylor Chorney and possibly of most value, one of D Tom Gilbert or D Denis Grebeshkov.

Tons of Waiver Moves

Moves of the morning. is reporting that the following moves have taken place this morning. “The Pittsburgh Penguins placed two-time All-Star Miroslav Satan on waivers, The Ducks placed Brendan Morrison on waivers, Gerber was once again placed on waivers and the Tampa Bay Lightning have placed Gary Roberts on waivers.

Kaberle off the block?

Brian Burke is not expecting to trade Kaberle or Ian White at the deadline, but names like Antropov and Mayers are still buzzing around.