Author Archives: Trade Man

Flyers interested in Shanahan?

Despite a report in the Ottawa Sun that noted the Flyers as being a possible destination for free agent left wing Brendan Shanahan, Holmgren said he has no interest in signing the 40-year-old future Hall of Famer, who left the New Jersey Devils during training camp.

Habs sniper Cammalleri could have been a Leaf

Mike Cammalleri was almost a Maple Leaf. Twice.

The mere thought of the first time Cammalleri slipped through Leaf fingers makes the Richmond Hill native – who grew up a Leaf fan – chuckle.

Argo owners consider bidding for Coyotes

Paul Waldie and Stephen Brunt

Sokolowski and Cynamon are considering making a play for Phoenix and plan to meet city officials next week

Leafs' Kessel could play Tuesday against Tampa


The Maple Leafs could get a large offensive boost on Tuesday night.

Phil Kessel is almost done recovering from shoulder surgery and could make his Leafs debut against the Tampa Bay Lightning at the Air Canada Centre.

Retaining Bourque — a pricey proposition?

Scott C

OK, it’s only October.

OK, it’s only 10 games — and 14 points — in.

But what do you figure the going rate for Rene Bourque will be in a year’s time?

Petr Sykora not happy about being relegated on Wild bench

Bruce Brothers

Wild wing Petr Sykora wasn’t thrilled to find himself glued to the bench during much of his team’s 3-1 loss to the Chicago Blackhawks on Monday night. So when he was left out of the lineup by coach Todd Richards for the game against Nashville on Wednesday night, it probably didn’t improve his state of mind.

Tomas Kaberle's future anything but certain

Considering they don’t meet very often, the Maple Leafs and Dallas Stars have been locked in fierce competition a fair bit in recent times.

NHL tidbits

Flyers Notes: Gagne has two hernias


Habs Fever: Trade coming?

Brian Wilde

From my time with the Oilers in Edmonton dating back to the early 90’s, one of the relationships I have been able to foster is with Kevin Prendergast. He’s an extremely intelligent hockey man who is the top scout and decision maker for talent, young and old, that the Oilers might be interested in. Prendergast and I talk usually when he takes in a Habs game. He doesn’t take in many. Every two or three months, he watches one contest and then moves on to the next city whether it be Ottawa or Albany.

Monster ready to help Leafs end losing ways

By Damien Cox

It seems like most, or all, of Jonas Gustavsson’s brief NHL career has been spent fighting back from injuries or ill health.

Indeed, there has been far more written about Gustavsson’s heart issues or his groin problem than about his actual accomplishments as a Maple Leaf.