Author Archives: Trade Man

Habs next captain???

The Montreal Canadiens will show a new face next season with Koivu, Lang, Brisebois, Bouillon, Schneider, Dandenault, Kostopoulos and fan favorite Alex Kovalev all gone and newcomers Gomez, Gionta, Cammellari, Spacek, Darche and Gill arriving.

Team U.S.A Camp Roster

Vezina Trophy winner Tim Thomas, three-time Olympian Mike Modano and young gun Patrick Kane headline the list of 34 players that USA Hockey has invited to its 2010 Olympic orientation camp this summer. On Tuesday, USA Hockey released the list of participants for the camp, which will take place Aug. 17-19, at Seven Bridges Ice Arena in Woodridge, Ill, a suburb of Chicago. The roster includes three goaltenders, 12 defencemen and 19 forwards and leaves off many of the older, long-time Team USA stars. Here is the roster:

Moves That Burke Should Make Post July 1st

I want to focus on moves the Leafs should make post July 1st, as the acquisitions of Orr, Exelby and Komisarek have already been readily discussed, admired and/or scrutinized. In short though, I LOVE the moves made by Burke yesterday – the Leafs get tougher which allows their speedier offensive-type players to feel a little more protected. I don’t think the big name offensive players like the Sedin Sisters, Cammelari, Hossa, Gaborik, etc. that were out there yesterday would fit into the Leafs future plans and/or we don’t want them anyway for various reasons which I won’t get into here.

Also, to all you Leaf-Haters that roll their eyes about another “What the Leafs Should Do Article”…as indicated by the title, this is OBVIOUSLY a Leafs article so don’t read it if you hate the Leafs…it’s quite annoying when you gripe about it in the comments section and you just end up sounding like a knob…we Leafs fans love to speculate about our team so why not just let us have our fun? I don’t see the big issue, if you don’t like the Leafs, then don’t read Leafs articles…it’s that simple. Anyway, having said that, here’s my two cents on what the Leafs should do….

Canada Announces Training Camp Invites

Hockey Canada has announced the attendees for the summer camp to be held in August in Calgary.

http://www.ctvolympics.ca/hockey/news/newsid=12421.html?cid=rsstsn

Goal
Martin Brodeur (New Jersey Devils),
Roberto Luongo (Vancouver Canucks)
Marc-André Fleury (Pittsburgh Penguins)
Steve Mason (Columbus Blue Jackets)
Cam Ward (Carolina Hurricanes)

Likelihood of Bert back in Vancouver?

Just throwing this out there and I know i’ll hear backlash, but thats what we love eh?

What’s the likelihood of Todd Bertuzzi coming back to Vancouver?

Wild after Koivu and Ruslan Fedotenko

MICHAEL RUSSO, Star Tribune

The Wild doesn’t appear done. Sources say it still has interest in Pittsburgh’s Ruslan Fedotenko and at least one more defenseman, but Koivu appears next.

July 2, 2009 Morning NHL News and Rumors

Heatley refuses to budge

Predators expect to lose players

Rangers passed on Heatley

Top Available UFA Players

As day 1 of the UFA season is closing HTR is providing a listing of the top players who are still available. HTR asks you to go through this list and speculate as to where you think that they will end up.

July 1 Thread – Updates and Signings Here

Expect Heatley to be dealt very soon to either Edmonton of if the Wild make a last pitch


Done Deals

Havlat has a verbal agreement to go to the Wild – Saku Koivu likely next.

Marian Gaborik to NYR 5 years for $7.5M per season.

Gionta Signs with Montreal

Chris Neil back to Ottawa


Steve Sullivan remains in Nashville.
Sami Pahlsson to Columbus.
Mike Cammalleri Signs with Montreal – 5 Years – 30 Million

Komisarek to Toronto

Edmonton Signs Khabibulin

Neidermayer 1 year deal with the Ducks

Roloson to the Islanders – 2 years – 5 million

Kovalev Signs with the Habs – 2 years – 8.8 Million


Rumor Hossa to the Black Hawks could be close – Done Deal – Multi Year Contract


Dvorak, Florida. 2 years, 3.4 millions

Anderson, Colorado. 2 years, 3.6 millions

Ohlund – Done deal Tampa Bay long term

Leafs sign Colton Orr – 4 years – 4 million

Kubina has been traded to the Thrashers – Details to follow .

Knuble to the Capitals 2 years – 5.6 million

Steve Montador to the Sabres 2 years – 1.55 million

Boucher to the Flyers – 900,000 per season – 2 years

Laperriere to Flyers -Three years, 3.5 million.

Rumors Still at this point

Rumor – Ty Conklin to the Flyers or Leafs or Blues

Rumor – Canadiens after Antropov

Rumor – Huet to the Oilers or Kings

Rumor – Kaberle for Kessel back in play

Burke primed for market gain

By ROB LONGLEY, SUN MEDIA

So far, the trades have been minor and draft picks are just long-term investments in the future.

But today, Leafs president Brian Burke and his staff take their latest stab at landing an impact player (or players) who can be part of both the short and long-term future of the struggling franchise.

Burke has promised to be active when the NHL free agency period opens for business at noon.