Author Archives: Trade Man
Chris Kelly has signed a new contract and has proved Bryan Murray wrong about none of the UFAs returning.
A Czech newspaper (through a Google translation) reports that Rangers UFA forward Martin Straka has signed a contract to both be a player and a member of management with the Czech team in his hometown of Plzen.
Although the Leafs may not be in the run for any big name UFA’s as has been the case in recent years, the Leafs are very interested in a number of free agents hitting the market next Tuesday. Here I have composed a list of the UFA’s Toronto is said to be in the running for, and why.
This Coming Free Agency for the Penguins will decide the future of the franchise. Are they going to be a success for a few seasons or are they going to go full steam ahead with becoming a powerhouse in the NHL for the next several years. Here are the top ten prospects that the Penguins need to consider and not allow other teams in the east or west acquire.
It is safe to say that the Minnesota Wild have established themselves as one of the best run organizations in the league. They have excellent fan support, good management and strong coaching. They have gone the route of building within, building through the draft and developing their own nucleus of players that they hope will grow into a contending team.
According to The Canadian Press, the Tampa Bay Lightning and Captain and Franchise Player Vincent Lecavalier are near a contract extention. The deal is worth between 75-80 million dollars over 9 years. According to the NHL CBA, the deal can not be formally announced until July 1st.
According to TSN the Vancouver Canucks have claimed former Leaf Kyle Wellwood off waivers today. The article goes on to say that Wellwood will remain a restricted free agent as long as the Canucks tender him a qualifying offer..
TampaBay.com is reporting that the Lightning new ownership group plans to be active in this summers UFA market. Some of the big names that are being tossed around include Marian Hossa, Markus Naslund and Brian Rolston.
The Pittsburgh-Tribune Review is reporting that the Vancouver Canucks may make a hard run at signing both Marian Hossa and Ryan Malone.
The Star is reporting that the Leafs have decided to buy out Darcy Tucker.
I almost can not believe that Glen Sather has not stepped up to the plate and signed Avery or at least talked to him more serious to get the contract on its way.
AND I also almost can’t believe Avery is considering leaving instead of smartening up and realizing what he is really worth contract wise.
BOTH SIDES NEED TO SHUT UP, SMARTEN UP AND MAKE A DEAL. $2.9 OR 3 MILLION IS WHAT SHOULD BE OFFERED AND THATS THAT.
If Sather goes out and signs all these old Sundin’s, and OLD VETS and all other types of players and not the roll players again. SATHER WILL BE HATED AGAIN.
SATHER BRING DOWN THE EGO. WE DON’T WANT 5 LEADERS ON ONE TEAM.
As this coming edition of the Montreal Canadiens marks the centennial of the storied franchise, I figure it was time I posted my ALL-TIME Canadiens Team. As I know alot of people will agree/disagree with some/most/all of my choices, they are merely personal opinion, and am open to everyone’s opinions/thoughts…
If the exclusive rights to negociate with Sundin don’t work out for Bob Gainey, what will be plan B? Montreal is in need of a large, reliable, top 6 center for next season(at least) and with Jokinen already traded to Gretzky in Phoenix, the options have now become very limited.