Author Archives: Trade Man
I know its early to start makeing predictions on how the season will play out and the order of finish for the conferences however here is how I see the Western Conference shapeing up for the upcoming season. Of course this is subject to change given the remaining freeagent signings and possible trades.
I have been following the Habs for many years and I can’t remember a time of such change and speculation. As sad as I am to see Koivu, who gave everything, go, I can’t say that I am surprised to see Kovalev gone. With all the skill and talent, came the over questioning and inconsistency. Last season he seemed to be getting caught from behind all too often. Tanguay has had too many injury problems and his shoulder is suspect. Would you pay the type of salary that he was making on a player who may only play half the season. Now it is like paying double the salary!!
Zubov’s career with Dallas Stars likely finished
Blackhawks president John McDonough admits recent contract bungle provided catalyst for firing Dale Tallon
Chiarelli says Kessel will be back with Bruins
Source: Shanahan to Sign With Devils or Rangers
Lang and Jagr can be reunited in the KHL
A quick look at this offseason, my take on the Gomez deal, and why Slats, and not Bob Gainey should be the first GM fired.
Report: Chicago Blackhawks fire GM Dale Tallon
Big bucks for NHL Commish Bettman
Oilers’ patience wearing thin
I finally was able to get a hold of free-agent winger Alex Tanguay’s agent today for a few minutes on the phone.
Tanguay’s agent, Robert Sauve, said the Panthers are one of five or six teams he’s talking with that Tanguay is considering signing with.
TSN.ca reports that
Jacques Lemaire is returning for a second stint as coach of the New Jersey Devils.
Looks like Jiri Hudler is off to Russia
Blue Jackets wait for trade opportunities
Ducks and Canucks talked a Pronger deal?
Very few NHL goaltender openings remain
The Toronto Maple Leafs have a surplus of defensemen. The Chicago Blackhawks have an abundance of scoring forwards.
So it might stand to reason that the two teams would make suitable trading partners.
Tim Sassone of the Chicago Herald reports that the Leafs and Hawks indeed may be talking trade.
Kevin Paul Dupont
Kreider was selected 19th overall in the first round, one slot after the Canadiens chose hometown boy Louis Leblanc with their first pick. The hootin’ and hollerin’ over Leblanc had barely died down among Habs fans in the Bell Centre, and all around the city, when the Rangers followed by picking Kreider. The Habs stalled for a couple of minutes before choosing Leblanc, possibly because they were torn over whether to take Leblanc or Kreider.