Author Archives: Trade Man
I’m hearing opinions that the Marian Hossa deadline deal in retrospect was a bad move and that the Penguins are going to struggle to make the playoffs now that Malone and Hossa, and others are elsewhere. This so called ‘ripple affect’ from losing Hossa is nonsense and let me tell you why…
Tsn.ca is reporting that the Blue Jackets have send Zherdev and Dan Fritchie to the Rangers in exchange for Fedor Tyutin and and Christian Backman.
Some teams made big splashes on July 1st, while others made tweaks, and some decided to stand pat. The Maple Leafs, however, in a seven hour period summed up everything that is wrong with their organization.
Two hot rumors are making the rounds regarding very talented and highly sought after veterans. Apparently the Canucks have offered Sundin a two year contract worth a whopping 10 million per season and the Pittsburgh Penguins are in hot pursuit of veteran Jaromir Jagr.
The Pittsburgh Post Gazette is reporting that Marian Hossa is one of the big targets of the Penguins.
Sportsnet.ca is reporting that the Lightning have made an inquiry to check on former Caps goalie Olaf Kolzig. Although nothing has been worked out in terms of a contract it is amazing how fast the Lightning are moving in an effort to rebuild their team
Tsn.ca is reporting that the Lightning have just signed Radim Vrbata to a three year 9 million dollar deal marking the official start of the free agent frenzy today.
Lance Hornby of Sun Media provides a ton of free agent speculation in his morning article. One of the biggest tid bits that he discusses is the fact that the Leafs are likely to focus their attention on younger free agents in a bid to replace Mats Sundin who will be exploring options from many other teams.
Bruce Garrioch of Sun Media is reporting that Brian Campbell will be in Ottawa tomorrow at his agents office and there is a great deal of speculation that the Ottawa Senators will make a big time push to land the talented defenseman.
John-Micheal Liles and Adam Foote are officially off the UFA market.
Liles signed a 4 year contract extenstion worth 16,8 millions. He will earn 4.2 millions per year.
Foote was inked to 2 years, worth 6 millions. he will earn 3 millions per year.
Its one day away from the start of the 2008 free agency, and there’s many big names out on the market.
The Edmonton Oilers have acquired defenseman Lubomir Visnovsky from the LA Kings.
In exchange, Edmonton part with defenseman Matt Greene and centerman Jarret Stoll.
The Tampa Bay Lightning have signed Ryan Malone to a 7 year $31.5 million dollar contract.