Author Archives: Trade Man

Heatley trade talks trip up … return to Sens camp likely


The Senators are trying to help Dany Heatley move — back to Ottawa, for now.

Camp invitations were sent out to Senators players last week and the unhappy winger, who has asked for a trade, was told if he needed any help making travel arrangements between his summer home in Kelowna, B.C. and Ottawa, the team would be happy to help.

Pesky Preds Will Fight to Bitter End

To call the Nashville hockey team the Predators may not be that accurate. These days they are more like pesky. Gone are the days where the team will aggressively acquire a Peter Forsberg to bolster their lineup or spend big via free agency.

Instead, here is a team that seems destined to scrape and claw their way into the playoffs building within and using a blue collar work ethic.

Wild: Offer to Sykora could be in wings


With Wild players set to report for training camp in one week, General Manager Chuck Fletcher is contemplating offering a contract to free-agent winger Petr Sykora

Maple Leafs in position to take a run at Kessel

Kevin Paul Dupont

Bruin Phil Kessel, almost dealt to the Maple Leafs in June, soon could be fitted for a Toronto sweater.

The question is: Will the Leafs once again try to pry Kessel away via a trade, or will Toronto general manager Brian Burke opt instead to extend an offer sheet to the fourth-year right wing, who last season scored a career-high 36 goals?

Burke's laying the cards on the table

It seemed like a routine trade until you consider what the impact may be…

Gm Brian Burke made a trade today involving draft picks. Burke reacquired the Leafs 2010 2nd round pick in exchange for a 2nd rounder(Calgary’s) and 3rd rounder (Toronto’s) in the 2011 draft.

NHL News and Rumors – September 5, 2009

Best if Heatley gone: Alfie

Kesler could be next to sign contract

Comrie not averse to being Oiler again

Teams showing interest in Kessel

Fluto Shinzawa

The Bruins, up against the salary-cap ceiling and faced with an uphill challenge to re-sign Phil Kessel, are speaking with several teams about trading the 21-year-old restricted free agent, according to a league source.

NHL News and Rumors – September 3, 2009

Cogliano shaken by proposed trade

No glory for Cory? Canucks top prospect Schneider not worried by Luongo deal

Comrie in limbo

Sabres Trying To Avoid Mediocrity

The Buffalo Sabres have gone from being the best team in the league 2 years ago, to a middling franchise that is too good to get high draft picks but not good enough to be a playoff team.

The organization seems caught in a rut which they cannot seem to get out of. They have endured quite a bit of personnel losses with stars like Drury, Briere and Campbell moving on. It has taken some of the edge this team had that made them one of the league’s most exciting teams and they must find a way to get it back.

NHL News and Notes – September 1, 2009

Heatley deadline on the way, Murray says

Oilers have plan for new rink but lack financial backing here

Mike Peca Talk