Author Archives: Trade Man

Leafs in talks with Tampa, but for Leacavalier?

Apparently a source inside the Leafs organization has said Burke is making a serious push for Lecavalier. However he feels Kaberle and Blake would have to be moved in order to properly fit him under the cap. Although this is very unlikely it could possibly happen. Tampa is under financial trouble and probably like to get his big contract off his hands where as if it’s 1 thing the Leafs have it is money.

NHL News and Rumors – Tuesday July 28 2009

One Coyotes bid involves Halifax, Saskatoon games

Paper says Flyers checking Columbus alum

PP +?

Rob Davison & Brendan Shanahan News

A Look Ahead – Trade Deadline 2010

Yes, it is still the summer, and the last thing anyone wants to think about is February, but who can resist some Toronto Maple Leaf trade speculation? Yesterdays move has brought in some mixed views from all Leaf fans. I feel that although Stralman has some top 4 potential, he was likely never to reach that in Toronto’s suddenly deep blueline. The return of that trade made me start thinking about the trade deadline and some possible moves. I am not going to predict any specifics, but the Leafs have 10 players entering UFA status at the end of next year, so assuming the Leafs are sellers some of them should be gone. Burke has said that his goal is to make the playoffs, I dont think he feels that any small move will get this team to 8th spot, or else he would be making them. Anyways, assuming the Leafs finish roughly where they did last year they will be sellers at the deadline. Here is a list of Leafs going into UFA status next year.

Brendan Shanahan ready for 22nd NHL season, but will it be with New Jersey Devil

Rich Chere/The Star-Ledger

There is enough interest around the league in Brendan Shanahan that the veteran winger is already looking forward to training camp and his 22nd NHL season.

Leafs get Wayne Primeau

To Toronto: Wayne Primeau, Calgary 2nd round pick (2011)
To Calgary: Anton Stralman, Colin Stuart, 7th round pick (2012)

NHL News and Rumors – Monday July 27, 2009

Wings looking at Bertuzzi

Afinogenov unlikely

Brisebois back in the driver’s seat

July 26, 2009 – NHL News and Rumors Roundup

Chris Chelios to the Big Apple

Lundquist will play in Sweden

Satan Back to the Isles

Heatley no talk, no action

Leafs looking to deal Justin Pogge

Paul Hunter – Sports Reporter

Once the goaltender of the future for the Maple Leafs, it appears Justin Pogge no longer has a future in Toronto.

NHL Rumors and News – July 24, 2009

Leafs’ Kaberle no longer on trade hot seat

Bruins nix team-bonding trip

Enigmatic Afinogenov worth a shot?

Taylor Pyatt in Canucks’ rear-view mirror

Leafs In The News

The Toronto Maple Leafs were in the news sort of this week with some minor moves, a hiring and yes more trade talk.

The team strengthened their minor league depth bringing back forwards Darryl Boyce, Alex Foster and Andre Deveaux. Depth and the Leafs have not gone hand in hand the last several years, but the Marlies roster may be a fairly strong one this upcoming season. Captain Ben Ondrus was retained and they added Tim Brent for more forward help and some leadership. Phil Oreskovich will return on D and starting goalie Justin Pogge was brought back. Also, a slew of first year players including Christian Hanson, Dale Mitchell, Victor Stalberg, Chris Didomenico, Robert Slaney, Mikail Stefanovich, Tyler Bozak, Carl Gunnarsson will battle for playing time. Its possible too that players on the parent roster will be sent down to the Marlies as well.