Author Archives: Trade Man

The Kids Are Alright

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…

Columbus and New York make a deal is reporting that the Blue Jackets have send Zherdev and Dan Fritchie to the Rangers in exchange for Fedor Tyutin and and Christian Backman.

Leafs paying the price for mediocrity

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.

Big Names being chased

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.

Penguins working hard to sign Hossa

The Pittsburgh Post Gazette is reporting that Marian Hossa is one of the big targets of the Penguins.

Tampa Contacts Kolzig 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

Lightning sign Vrbata 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.

Speculation from Sun Media

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.

Ottawa hoping to sign Brian Campbell

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.

Liles and Foote locked up in Colorado

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.

Bolting in early

Its one day away from the start of the 2008 free agency, and there’s many big names out on the market.

Lubomir Visnovsky in Edmonton

The Edmonton Oilers have acquired defenseman Lubomir Visnovsky from the LA Kings.

In exchange, Edmonton part with defenseman Matt Greene and centerman Jarret Stoll.

Ryan Malone signs 7 year deal with Tampa Bay!

The Tampa Bay Lightning have signed Ryan Malone to a 7 year $31.5 million dollar contract.