Author Archives: Trade Man
The Globe and Mail is reporting that the recent firing of Penguins Coach Michel Therrien may have “scuttled” a trade between the Leafs and the Pens.
In order to sign BOTH Hossa and Franzen before the deadline, the Wings would have to move out players under contract beyond this season to clear the necassary cap room. At the same time, they wouldn’t want to hurt their club’s chances much this season. They currently have about $8 or $9 million in cap space for next season if the cap were to stay the same (Their UFA’s – Hossa, Franzen, Samuelson, Kopecky, Chelios & Conklin, while Jiri Hudler is an RFA). Obviously there’s not enough money. Here are a couple moves that could help them accomplish this:
The Daily Times is reporting that the Flyers could be set to try to move Daniel Briere this summer.
TheStar.com is reporting that Thomas Kaberle is now likely to stay with the Leafs and not be moved after all despite the fact that he has provided Burke with his list of his preferred destinations.
Rob Longley of the Toronto Sun is reporting that Dominic Moore’s play has improved so much this season that he may now be n the trade block.
At this point in the season it does not matter who is fired or who takes blame the Rangers are at best a 1 and done team this year. It won’t matter how hard they play or how good of a run they make toward the end of the season. The heart and the players to win you anything IS NOT HERE and won’t be here, for a long long time.
Here is what has to happen and what definitely should NOT happen before the years end.
With the recent news coming out of Montreal don’t be surprised if Alexei Kovalev is on his way out of town, here is a possible trade for Kovalev and others leading up to March 4. To Montreal:Rotislav Klesla and a 2nd rd pick. To Columbus:Alexei Kovalev To Flyers:Jay Bouwmeester To Florida:Joffrey Lupul,Scotty Upshall,1st rd pick. To Washington:Nik Antropov To Toronto:Karl Alzner,2nd rd pick. To Kings:Marian Gaborik To Wild:Alexander Frolov,1st & 3rd rd picks. To Boston:Pavel Kubina To Toronto:2nd rd pick To Chicago:Chris Pronger,Chris Kunitz To Anaheim:Dave Bolland,2nd rd pick. To Tampa:Jordan Staal,2nd rd pick To Pittsburgh:Martin St.Louis
With 24 games left the Pens WILL make a playoff push, but at what cost?
This is my first post on htr and i wanted to address possible deadline scenarios for Toronto. Here are a few possible trades that could benefit the leafs in my opinion, Please comment!
RDS reports that Bob Gainey has met with Alex Kovalev to ask him to stay in Montreal. Is this just Gainey trying to get Kovalev to think about his game or is there a possible trade in the works?
PhillyBurbs is reporting that rumors are beginning to heat up with the Flyers. Some of the names that are mentioned include Jay Bouwmeester and Chris Pronger.
Canada.com is reporting that Mathieu Schneider is another free agent worry for the Montreal Canadiens.
The Boston Herald is reporting that the rumors continue to fly that the Bruins will swing a deal with the Oilers for Erik Cole.