Author Archives: Trade Man

Who gets the hart?

If it were all about points then Evgeni Malkin would be the obvious winner, but his team isn’t even top 8 in the Eastern conference, so it’s hard to say he’s deserving. Okay, maybe give it to one of the elite defenders. So who’s the best defender in the league again? I’m not sure. No stand out goalie either? This might be an interesting battle for league MVP.

Speculation from the Ottawa Sun

The Ottawa Sun is reporting that some tid bits of speculation that have been discussed at length before … but here we go. They are reporting that Atlanta will most likely look to deal Mathieu Schneider and Niclas Havelid, that the Oilers and Bruins have been talking trade (sending Cole to Boston) and they also report that the Predators and Flames may be talking about the possibility of Calgary sending Matthew Lombardi to Nashville for Dan Hamhuis.

Tavares Goes Down Reports—

London Knights forward John Tavares suffered a sprained acromioclavicular (AC) joint in Friday night’s 4-3 loss to the Windsor Spitfires and will not play for the rest of the weekend, according to team officials.

Tavares left the game in the first period after being hit behind the net by Taylor Hall, who is second to Tavares in league scoring.

Keith Tkachuk Rumors

The Edmonton Journal is reporting that the latest trade talk is not bothering Keith Tkachuk. It is also noted that the Bruins, Black Hawks, Blue Jackets, Penguins and the Oilers are showing interest in the aging veteran player.

Bandwagon Speculation

Growing up a Flames fan in Montreal was pretty tough. On one hand you the whole history against you. On the other you the likes of Nieuwendyk, MacInnis, Gilmour, Fleury, Otto, Suter, Veron, Makarov and Roberts all in their primes. And who can forget Lanny and Macoun. Not a shabby line up. However things start to grow on you. When you can walk down the street and shake hands with Mr. Gillett and Mr. Gainey as they go out to get a bite to eat, things change.

Blues Waive former all star Manny Legace is reporting that the St. Louis Blues have placed goalie Manny Legace on waivers. If he does clear … which is not too likely, he will be sent to the minors.

Avery back to New York?

Fox Sports is reporting that the Rangers are working quite hard on a deal to try to bring Sean Avery back to the Big Apple for the balance of his contract.

Leafs Deny Reports that Toskala is done for the year

The Toronto Sun is denying rumors that Vesa Toskala may be done for the year. It has been rumored that if his sore groin does not improve that the Leafs will “shut him down for the year.”

Gaborik ahead of Schedule … likely to still be traded

The Minneapolis Star Tribune is reporting that Marian Gaborik is well ahead of schedule in his return from surgery leading to the possibility that his trade value may once again increase considering the possibility that he could be ready (or not) in time for the playoffs.

Bruins and Oilers Talking Trade?

The Edmonton Journal is reporting that there is speculation that the Oilers and Bruins are talking about a possible trade that would see Erik Cole go to the Bruins.

Columbus looking to add players?

The Columbus Dispatch is speculating on the number of possible players who could end up as Blue Jackets before the trade deadline. Some of the players on this list include Lombardi, Marchant, Antropov and more.

Several Senators could be on the go.

Bruce Garrioch is reporting that not everyone is available on the Senators roster for trade but with that being said, he is indicating that several names could be the target of teams come the March trade deadline.

Black Hawks Speculation

Tim Sassone of the Daily Herald reports on the possibilities for the Hawks come this trade deadline.