Author Archives: Trade Man
How they can co-exist because that might be the only way. NHL must wake up. Right now, only the NHL rejects are going to Russia but over time, it will grow and the KHL will be big. Can the NHL adapt?
On Monday, the Vancouver Canucks have announced that they have signed Sergei Shirokov to an NHL Contract Shirokov recorded points in 56 games with CSKA Moscow of the KHL in 2008-09. The Canucks selected him 163rd overall in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft.
George James Malik
I don’t like to tread in rumors and uncomfirmed reports, but the bandwidth this one will take up merits a mention with a few reservations. This rumor doesn’t make sense given the Red Wings’ relative depth, cap space, or personnel needs, so I’d suggest that it’s highly unlikely at best, but the source has been known to dish, “It’s so unbelievable that it might be true” dirt:
Start spreading the news, Toronto. The Maple Leafs are built to make the playoffs. The Leafs are a young, defense first team, which is exactly what everyone said we needed to become while Pat Quinn was coach and general manager of the NHL’s most popular franchise. Wait? Now it’s different? Now it’s speed and offense? Well God dammit.
As contract negotiations with Brandon Dubinsky have hit a speed bump, the Rangers have signed 34-year-old free agent forward Vinnie Prospal to a one-year, $1.1 million deal, The Post has learned.
Bob Verdi Sunday Column
Jeremy Roenick has numerous options for what to do with the rest of his life, including stage, screen and television. But he will clear a busy schedule for one particular job title, should it be offered.
No, Tomas Kaberle won’t be walking through that door – not unless the 31-year-old Czech defenseman tells the Maple Leafs he wants out. As of yesterday, based on the Aug. 15 deadline in Kaberle’s contract, the window is closed on the Leafs’ ability to deal him this summer. The Bruins thought they swapped for Kaberle in June, a deal that would have sent Phil Kessel to Toronto and brought Boston the No. 7 pick overall in a swap of first-round picks.
Burke pulls Kaberle off the market
Kaberle’s no-trade clause in effect: Burke
Smid sticks around, ready to take on larger role
Canwest News Service
Semyon Varlamov was the breakout star of the 2009 NHL playoffs, but he will go into training camp No. 2 on the Washington Capitals goaltending depth chart.
A YEAR AGO, Jamie Moyer was one of this city’s darlings. Now he says he feels “disheartened” and “misled” by the Phillies, which is exactly how one wiseguy e-mailer said he has been feeling when Moyer has taken the mound recently.