Author Archives: Trade Man

Clock keeps ticking on Havlat contract talks

Tim Sassone | Daily Herald Staff

This could be a key week in the Blackhawks’ attempt to re-sign Martin Havlat before the veteran winger becomes an unrestricted free agent on July 1.

SENATORS EXPECT HEATLEY TRADE TALK TO CONTINUE AT DRAFT

TSN.ca reports that

There are teams calling the Ottawa Senators about forward Dany Heatley and general manager Bryan Murray expects talks to continue at the NHL Entry Draft this weekend.He told reporters that there is one team getting close to an offer that would interest him, but it is not where he wants it to be at this point. While Murray knows it would be difficult to get full value for his sniper, he says the cost to another team will still be steep.

Lightning a real mess? – Could lead to a Lecavailer Deal?

SUN MEDIA

NHL commissioner Gary Bettman has a new problem: The Tampa Bay Lightning, owned by two squabbling partners who have different visions for the beleaguered NHL franchise.

FLAMES TO LIKELY NAME BRENT SUTTER COACH

TSN.ca reports

The Calgary Flames have scheduled a news conference for 5pm et/2pm pt, Tuesday afternoon amid reports that Brent Sutter will be named the team’s new head coach.

NHL News and Rumor Roundup – June 23, 2009

Bouwmeester buyer beware

Is blockbuster deal in works?

Talks slated soon regarding Chelios’ future with team

Heatley gives Senators wish list of destinations

Hot summer for the Flames

There is a lot of talks surrounding the Calgary Flames in the media right now. The Brent Sutter drama, Mike Cammalleri tagged as a hot commodity in the UFA market, the Dion Phaneuf vs. Dany Heatley rumours, Jay-Bo coming to town…As you can see, there’s a lot of different pieces of the puzzle in place for the Flames, but no one is talking about the complete scenario, the whole puzzle. So here’s my off-season plan for the Calgary Flames :


Draft Day for the leafs

After reading countless articles and comments about crazy, decent, horrible and way out their proposals, i tried to think of a leafs draft day that would not only be realistic (obviously we cant really know what will happen) but different that anyone had posted yet.

REPORT: SUNDIN WILL NOT PLAY FOR SWEDEN AT OLYMPICS

TSN.ca reports that

“There will be no Olympics in Vancouver for me next year,” Sundin was quoted as saying Sunday on the Swedish newspaper Expressen’s website. “I will not change my mind,” Sundin told the newspaper. “I think it’s time that the next generation takes over. We have many good players.”

Brent Sutter to Calgary Flames inching toward inevitability

Greg Wyshynski

Some hockey news here and there on a Father’s Day weekend.

The Montreal Canadiens will be back under the Molson label, sparing us from years of Celine Dion-as-owner jokes. Keith Tkachuk will return to the St. Louis Blues for next season, which is a shrewd move for both player and franchise. And Mats Sundin(notes) not only makes a decision, but one that flies in the face of the supposed motivations for his signing with the Vancouver Canucks.

NHL News and Rumor Roundup – June 22, 2009

Is Vinny staying or going?

Math doesn’t add up for an easy re-signing of Havlat

Blues have their sights set on a goalie