Author Archives: Trade Man

Have the Habs Improved?

With most of the big name free agents gone, except for Sundin, and barring him signing with Montreal, I think that Bob Gainey is probably done his signings. So here a look at the Habs lineup changes for this year.

Leafs sign D Jonas Frogren; Other Leaf rumors

Morrison, Jagr probably not on Leafs radar

Derek Harmsworth of The Bleacher Report says the Maple Leafs have apparently agreed to terms with Swedish defenseman Jonas Frogren.

Additionally Frogren’s Swedish team Farjestad BK have posted an article on their website saying that Frogren has signed with the Leafs, and is following in the footsteps of Hall of Famer Borje Salming.

A change will do you good

This article is a recap of all Glen Sather has done in these past 4 days, my analysis of all of these moves, future targets including Mats Sundin, and what to expect.

Toronto Maple Leaf Fans – Gotta Love to Hate Them

I’m writing this article because I want everybody’s opinion on what they think about the Toronto Maple Leafs and their fans.
In this article I will also talk about their current acquisitions and my thoughts on Toronto Maple Leaf fans and hockey fans in general.

Sundin considering retirement

Was Cherry right after all?

The National Post is reporting Thursday that Mats Sundin is considering retirement.

If true, this would suggest that Don Cherry was right all along.

NHL AND JAGR WAITING FOR SUNDIN

DON’T BE IN SHOCK… but you will hear it here first. The Rangers who have just traded Fedor Tyutin and Christian Backman to Columbus in exchange for Nikolai Zherdev and Dan Fritsche

Could very well likely:
SIGN SUNDIN AND JAGR for 7.5 a piece.

Tyutin and Backmon alone cost 6.5 Million. The Rangers who where said to have had 10 Million remaining after signing Redden and Rozival have now freed up enough money to sign both Jarg and Sundin.

Don’t be surprised if Sundin and Jagr are line mates in 2008-2009

The Kids Are Alright

I’m hearing opinions that the Marian Hossa deadline deal in retrospect was a bad move and that the Penguins are going to struggle to make the playoffs now that Malone and Hossa, and others are elsewhere. This so called ‘ripple affect’ from losing Hossa is nonsense and let me tell you why…

Columbus and New York make a deal

Tsn.ca is reporting that the Blue Jackets have send Zherdev and Dan Fritchie to the Rangers in exchange for Fedor Tyutin and and Christian Backman.

Leafs paying the price for mediocrity

Some teams made big splashes on July 1st, while others made tweaks, and some decided to stand pat. The Maple Leafs, however, in a seven hour period summed up everything that is wrong with their organization.

Big Names being chased

Two hot rumors are making the rounds regarding very talented and highly sought after veterans. Apparently the Canucks have offered Sundin a two year contract worth a whopping 10 million per season and the Pittsburgh Penguins are in hot pursuit of veteran Jaromir Jagr.

Penguins working hard to sign Hossa

The Pittsburgh Post Gazette is reporting that Marian Hossa is one of the big targets of the Penguins.

Tampa Contacts Kolzig

Sportsnet.ca is reporting that the Lightning have made an inquiry to check on former Caps goalie Olaf Kolzig. Although nothing has been worked out in terms of a contract it is amazing how fast the Lightning are moving in an effort to rebuild their team

Lightning sign Vrbata

Tsn.ca is reporting that the Lightning have just signed Radim Vrbata to a three year 9 million dollar deal marking the official start of the free agent frenzy today.