Author Archives: Trade Man

BOUWMEESTER AGREES TO FIVE-YEAR DEAL WITH FLAMES

Calgary Flames general manager Darryl Sutter made the most of his opportunity to negotiate with Jay Bouwmeester.

GOODBYE GOMEZ. MONTREAL LAND SCOTT GOMEZ

As reported from tsn.a/nhl

The Montreal Canadiens have obtained Scott Gomez, winger Tom Pyatt and defenceman Mike Busto from the New York Rangers FOR winger Chris Higgins and defensemen Ryan McDonagh and Pavel Valentenko from the Montreal Canadiens.

No one wants Gomez with that Salary everyone said… well THE DEAL IS DONE AND THE RANGERS DROP BIG SALARY.

here’s what the 2 players look like…

Afternoon Rumor Roundup – June 29, 2009

Kessel stays put for now

Oilers and Kings to swing a big deal?

Sedins on Canadiens' free-agent radar But bidding war might include Leafs

PAT HICKEY, The Gazette

With the Vincent-Lecavalier-to-Montreal rumours laid to rest for at least another week, expect the Canadiens’ focus to turn to Swedish twins Henrik and Daniel Sedin.

Talks between the Sedins and the Vancouver Canucks have stalled and it appears they will be on the open market when they become unrestricted free agents tomorrow. The Sedins won’t come cheap – they are looking for long-term deals worth at least $6.5 million a season each – but Canadiens general manager Bob Gainey has more than $30 million available to go shopping.

CANUCKS' GILLIS LEAVES SEDINS WITH OFFER ON THE TABLE

*** UPDATED ***

Canucks Leave Sweden with offer on the table

Sedins saga could go to July 1. The twins look at testing free agency

Don't expect Habs to jump on big UFAs

By RED FISHER, The Gazette

Was it only a week ago that Canadiens fans were twisting themselves out of shape celebrating reports that a “blockbuster deal” was in the works at the draft? You may remember Canadiens general manager Bob Gainey was suggesting (wink! wink!) a deal was a real possibility heading into Friday’s NHL entry draft.

NHL News and Rumor Roundup – June 30, 2009

Devils to let Madden and Gionta become UFA’s

Pens ink Guerin and Adams, others are a wait game.

Wings, Marian Hossa still talking

Kings looking to sign a big name UFA

5 Things Guaranteed to Happen This Offseason

As we approach July 1st, rumors are running rampant on players being signed here, or players being traded their, players be pursued by this team or players being let go by that team. This is exciting for fans of any team, and can also be a let down for others. Bur i will try to show 10 things to all fans that will not be happening this offseason

Do They Really Need That Many Skaters?

The Montreal Canadiens in the 2009/2010 season will likely look different then the one that just finished last season. But will there be more new faces from outside the organization than inside? Everyone speak of how Bob Gainey needs to sign many players to ice a team next season, in all reality the Canadiens could ice an a team of NHL players, it would just be many young players who got a taste last season needing to step it up.

Heatley-Phaneuf rumour

Mark Spector – Sportsnet.ca

So, here’s the rumour:

The Calgary Flames add Jay Bouwmeester, then flip Dion Phaneuf to Ottawa for Dany Heatley.

They lose some offence from the blue-line in the transaction, but bring in a local boy who scores 50 goals up front. And the salary cap hit in losing Phaneuf and gaining Heatley only costs GM Darryl Sutter $1 million.