Author Archives: Trade Man
The Canucks have finally ended their 9 game losing streak, and despite such an awful stretch of game they still are in 7th place, and 3 points out of 5th. If they go on a decent run after such a long losing streak, they could be considered a team that might be able to make some noise in the playoffs.
Two small trades happened today that saw the Canucks and Devils both make exchanges with the Ducks.
CKAC is reporting that the Montreal Canadiens may have interest in the Dallas Stars Brad Richards and Matt Niskanen. HTR feels that if this is so it would represent a change in direction away from the Lecavailer chase to possibly a more realistic offensive option for the Canadiens.
The Chicago Daily Herald is reporting that Dustin Penner continues to be on the outs in Edmonton and they go on to suggest an absolutely ludicrous trade rumor that involves the Oilers and Panthers.
Bill Lankhof of the Toronto Sun wrote a very good article that appeared in today’s edition – you can see the whole article right here.
The Globe and Mail are reporting that tension is beginning to mount in the Canadiens dressing room and that things could be a little tense following the recent loss of Robert Lang and the recent poor play of Kovalev.
Larry Brooks of the New York Post slams Wade Redden, Scott Gomez and Chris Drury in his latest report that discusses the need for a personality fix for the Rangers.
The Boston Herald reports that the Bruins are very, very unlikely to give up one of their young talents at the trade deadline and have concerns that any deal that they do make should not interfere with team chemistry at all. It is also noted that it is more likely that any player that they do pick up will be a UFA at the end of the year.
For months and months I’ve had to defend my opinion on the Big Gui and today I decided after boiling up a pot of Sanka that I would finally get around to writing a long overdue tribute one of the goodest young power players in the NHL.
“Has an outstanding combination of size and hockey sense. Is equally strong scoring goals or setting up teammates. Already possesses excellent hitting ability.” – CTV Sportsnet
LATENDRESSE IS NOTEWORTHY- TSN.ca
He can be an exciting player to watch and has good size to go with a very capable hockey sense. – Hockeydraft.ca
CBC.ca is reporting that the Senators are going to call a news conference at 11am to announce that Craig Hartsburg has been let go. Speculation is that Quinn may be his replacement.
See the story here
The Globe and Mail is reporting that that Vancouver Canucks are defending their free agent signing Mats Sundin who states that there “is nothing wrong with his motivation or Shape.”
Bruce Garrioch of the Toronto Sun is reporting that the LA Kings are willing to part with Alexander Frolov and that the Thrashers are heavily shopping Colby Armstrong and Marty Reasoner, along with defenceman Mathieu Schneider.
The Pittsburgh Post Gazette is reporting that Shero is ready to make deals however he is a little concerned about what he will have to give up.