Author Archives: Trade Man

Speculation from Sun Media

Lance Hornby of Sun Media provides a ton of free agent speculation in his morning article. One of the biggest tid bits that he discusses is the fact that the Leafs are likely to focus their attention on younger free agents in a bid to replace Mats Sundin who will be exploring options from many other teams.

Ottawa hoping to sign Brian Campbell

Bruce Garrioch of Sun Media is reporting that Brian Campbell will be in Ottawa tomorrow at his agents office and there is a great deal of speculation that the Ottawa Senators will make a big time push to land the talented defenseman.

Liles and Foote locked up in Colorado

John-Micheal Liles and Adam Foote are officially off the UFA market.

Liles signed a 4 year contract extenstion worth 16,8 millions. He will earn 4.2 millions per year.

Foote was inked to 2 years, worth 6 millions. he will earn 3 millions per year.

Bolting in early

Its one day away from the start of the 2008 free agency, and there’s many big names out on the market.

Lubomir Visnovsky in Edmonton

The Edmonton Oilers have acquired defenseman Lubomir Visnovsky from the LA Kings.

In exchange, Edmonton part with defenseman Matt Greene and centerman Jarret Stoll.

Ryan Malone signs 7 year deal with Tampa Bay!

The Tampa Bay Lightning have signed Ryan Malone to a 7 year $31.5 million dollar contract.

Ducks and Bruins to make a swap?

Boston.com is reporting a possible rumor that would see the Ducks and Bruins making a swap of highly paid veteran players.

Canuck Rumors

The Vancouver Province is providing speculation on the possible players that the Canucks are likely to target on Tuesday.

Columbus to sign Morrison?

The Vancouver Province is reporting that the Columbus Blue Jackets are expected to try to sign Canucks UFA Brendan Morrison on July the first.

Carter Signed!

The Flyers have signed Jeff Carter to a 3 year $15mil contract. More details are to follow. I believe they overpaid (just by a little). But in today’s RFA market, and teams offering big contracts, it was the right move for the Flyers.

Todd Bertuzzi place on waivers

The Anaheim Ducks are parting ways with Todd Bertuzzi, as the club has placed the veteran winger on waivers with the intention to buy out the remaining season of his contract with the organization.

Bertuzzi was reunited with Ducks general manager Brian Burke last summer after signing a two-year, $8-million deal. If unclaimed, the team will pay two-thirds of his remaining deal and he will become an unrestricted free agent.

The Sundin Situation

If you are a GM of a contending team and require a UFA player to take you over the top for a cup run this year, there is no better then Mats Sundin. Yes, there is better scoring talent but for what he brings to the table for offense, defense, face-offs, experience and leadership, he is the total package. The question right now is, will he return to the NHL next year and then the next question would be, where will he play?

McCabe done in Toronto?

The Toronto Sun is reporting the speculation that the Leafs are actively trying to force McCabe out of Toronto. The article reports that the Leafs will most likely not buy McCabe out of his deal and will not invite McCabe back to team next year possibly in an effort to force McCabe to waive his no trade clause.