Author Archives: Trade Man

Boston Bruins Roster Finally Set For 2011/12

With Marchand being signed and Savard confirming that he’ll miss the upcoming season due to injury, the Bruins roster has fully taken shape for the upcoming season.

ISLES' TAVARES, SABRES' MYERS NEARING MULTI-YEAR EXTENSIONS

New York Islanders forward John Tavares and Buffalo Sabres defenceman Tyler Myers are both on the verge of multi-year contract extensions with their respective teams.

While the deals have not yet been finalized, they are both believed to be in six-year range and worth an annual average of roughly $5.5 million.

Both Tavares and Myers have one year left remaining on their entry-level deals signed in 2009.

Alexei Yashin still deciding on future

The 37-year-old former captain said today he’s just “enjoying skating with the guys” and hasn’t settled on plans for next season.

Yashin has been working out at IceWorks with nearly the entire Islanders veteran roster for the past few weeks and did so again today after attending last night’s rookie game at the Coliseum, where he sat for two periods with owner Charles Wang and GM Garth Snow.

Drew Doughty to Maple Leafs?

The NHL has training camps starting soon and a number of teams have made some great additions during the off-season. The LA Kings are one of those teams, but they’re having trouble signing Drew Doughty, one of the teams best young players and perhaps the top defenseman on the roster.

The LA Kings don’t need distractions heading into the regular season and making a deal might be the teams best move if some headway doesn’t happen soon with contract talks. The latest trade rumor as reported on Bleacher Report has the Kings making a deal with the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Bryan McCabe still waits for deal

The 36-year-old unrestricted free agent is hanging out at his South Florida home still pondering his future.

“There have been discussions with several teams,” his agent, Ian Pulver, told ESPN.com on Monday. “Bryan is still considering his options.”