Author Archives: Trade Man
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.
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:
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.
Martin Brodeur (New Jersey Devils),
Roberto Luongo (Vancouver Canucks)
Marc-André Fleury (Pittsburgh Penguins)
Steve Mason (Columbus Blue Jackets)
Cam Ward (Carolina Hurricanes)
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?
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.
Heatley refuses to budge
Predators expect to lose players
Rangers passed on Heatley
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.
Expect Heatley to be dealt very soon to either Edmonton of if the Wild make a last pitch
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.
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
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
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.