Author Archives: Trade Man

Rangers may not pursue a free-agent center if they can't sign All-Star Brad

Over then past several weeks, sources who have spoken to the Daily News about the Rangers’ offseason plans have not been able to answer one key question: What is Plan B for the Blueshirts if they cannot sign All-Star center Brad Richards, who becomes an unrestricted free agent at noon Friday?

There may not be one.

Canucks re-sign Sami Salo, closing in on Chris Higgins

The Canucks have reportedly signed defenceman Sami Salo to a one-year deal, a report says this morning.

Why Tomas Vokoun is likely to become an Avs goalie

If I were walking into a Vegas sports book right now and they had a list of NHL free agents and their likelihood to sign with certain teams, I would probably empty out whatever meager amount was in my wallet and put most or all of it on “Tomas Vokoun to the Avalanche.”

Agent: Jagr decision to come today

The agent for Jaromir Jagr said his client is in New York and said today he expects a decision about Jagr’s NHL future by the end of today.

Petr Svoboda said he was scheduled to speak with Penguins general manager Ray Shero shortly. This was around 9:20 a.m.

“We are going to exchange some things,” Svoboda said, adding that he would also speak with Detroit and Montreal about Jagr.

Montreal Canadiens: Pierre Gauthier will have money to spend on free agents

Canadiens general manager Pierre Gauthier has some extra cash to spend when the National Hockey League’s free agency market opens at noon Friday.

The Canadiens’ situation became clearer Wednesday when (a) Roman Hamrlik rejected the Canadiens’ offer of a one-year contract; (b) Montreal traded the rights for impending unrestricted free agent James Wisniewski to Columbus for a draft pick; and (c) Yannick Weber was signed to a two-year deal worth $1.7 million.