Author Archives: Trade Man

Shark bait for Heatley gone

Also, talk won’t go away that the Sharks are set to give Bruins restricted free-agent winger Phil Kessel an offer sheet.

Now or Never For Atlanta

If there was yet another team who’s future is in doubt, its the Atlanta Thrashers. It seems there are several teams who’s financial dependence and stability is tied to on ice success and if not met, there may be serious repercussions.

The Thrashers are indeed one of those teams. They have never won a playoff game in their history, have unstable ownership and their franchise player may leave the team following the season as a UFA.

Robert Lang at Habs training camp

Reliable sources indicate that 38 year old veteran Robert Lang has been invited to join the Montreal Canadiens training camp and will be present even though he hasn’t signed a contract with the bleu blanc rouge for this upcoming season. I guess the big question is… is he back to one hundred percent after undergoing his surgery? I think Bob is just waiting to see if he’s still got it…..

Gillis Talks Canucks

Bill asked him about Sundin, Gillis said they have had discussions with him over the summer and after his wedding this week, he will let them know if he is coming back. Says Mats was happy playing in Vancouver and liked the city. Said Sundin was a force in the room and would be happy to have him back. Mike did say he would have to be in Vancouver from day 1 and Mats realizes that too.

'5 or 6' teams interested in Comrie

By BRUCE GARRIOCH, Sun Media

Mike Comrie’s long waiting game could soon be coming to an end.

The Senators’ unrestricted free-agent centre hasn’t found a new home with training camps fast approaching.

Sharks making room for Heatley?

Deal with Canucks leads to renewed trade speculation

By Ken Warren, The Ottawa Citizen; with files from The Associated Press

The Dany Heatley to San Jose Sharks speculation picked up steam in a hurry Friday.

After Sharks general manager Doug Wilson dumped $4.66 million U.S. in salary by trading defencemen Christian Erhoff and Brad Lukowich to the Vancouver Canucks for prospects Patrick White and Daniel Rahimi, he suggested the door was open for more trades.

Senators are fearing a 'sideshow'

BRUCE GARRIOCH, SUN MEDIA

All is quiet on the Dany Heatley trade front, but that could soon change with the start of training camp fast approaching Sept. 12.

Tanguay signs in T-Bay

RDS is reporting that Alex Tanguay has signed in Tampa Bay. Details have not been released but it is rumoured to be a one year deal.

http://www.rds.ca/hockey/chroniques/281306.html

Canucks bolster defense; add Ehrhoff, Lukowich, and Schneider

The Vancouver Canucks have added a lot of depth to their blueline in a short period of time. The team has acquired defencemen Christian Ehrhoff and Brad Lukowich from the San Jose Sharks in exchange for defenceman Daniel Rahimi and forward Patrick White. Vancouver also announced on Friday that they have inked veteran defenceman Mathieu Schneider to a contract.

Source: http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=289113

Analysis of the Northeast

The Northeast has been a very interesting story this year, be it the overhaul of Montreal’s forward core, or the Kessel trade that never was between the Leafs and the Bruins, the Northeast is looking very different.

Boston Bruins –
Offense – Boston has a forward core which boasts Patrice Bergeron as a 3rd line center. That statement alone speaks to the depth of the Bruins. They have grit, goal scoring, sublime playmaking, and some good defensive guys. After this year they will have to worry about resigning Marc Savard, but even if he does go David Krejci should step right into his place.