Author Archives: Trade Man
There are two bits of news.
Marleau, who has been a lightning rod for criticism, said he and Wilson have talked about if he should remain the team’s captain.
Players still up for grabs
The Sergei Zubov mystery and other intriguing players
Brad Richards on the move?
P.J. Axelsson likely done as a Bruin
Its been a busy offseason for the Toronto Maple Leafs organization as GM Brian Burke has made the team a stronger, better team, but not a competative one. He has made good and impressive acquisitions on the blue line as the signings of D, Mike Komisarek, D, Francois Beauchemin & the departure of D, Pavel Kubina for hardnosed defenseman D, Garnett Exelby. The Leafs also let go of young gun F, Tim Stapleton to Atlanta for F, Colin Stuart. I thought that Burke could of gotten more for Kubina. The Leafs also said goodbye to minor league players like D, Sifers, F, Williams, & F, Newbury. With the first signing of the offseason the Leafs signed tough guy F, Colton Orr. The Leafs recent signings were MONSTER goaltender G, Jonas Gustavsson, probably the best goalie out of the NHL, but now will be backup, possibly starter for the Leafs upcoming season, and F, Rickard Wallin, a smart 2-way player who can bring a scoring punch to the line-up. But that what the Leafs are missing, one or two top 6 forwards who can both score and make plays.
Scotty Bowman says he had no part in son’s promotion with Chicago Blackhawks
Nilan drops gloves over shoplifting charge
All quiet on the Heatley front
Jiri Hudler’s future remains murky
Peter Chiarelli quiet on Phil Kessel rumors
NHL has plenty of questions for Balsillie
Barry Rozner | Daily Herald Columnist
The Blackhawks have talked to Toronto about Patrick Sharp, among other clubs, according to a team source.
Thrashers Lehtonen staying in Atlanta
Olympics blow a hole in Canucks schedule
Oil trade for Dany still alive
Caps in talks for game at ‘Big O’
I know its early to start makeing predictions on how the season will play out and the order of finish for the conferences however here is how I see the Western Conference shapeing up for the upcoming season. Of course this is subject to change given the remaining freeagent signings and possible trades.
I have been following the Habs for many years and I can’t remember a time of such change and speculation. As sad as I am to see Koivu, who gave everything, go, I can’t say that I am surprised to see Kovalev gone. With all the skill and talent, came the over questioning and inconsistency. Last season he seemed to be getting caught from behind all too often. Tanguay has had too many injury problems and his shoulder is suspect. Would you pay the type of salary that he was making on a player who may only play half the season. Now it is like paying double the salary!!
Zubov’s career with Dallas Stars likely finished
Blackhawks president John McDonough admits recent contract bungle provided catalyst for firing Dale Tallon
Chiarelli says Kessel will be back with Bruins
Source: Shanahan to Sign With Devils or Rangers
Lang and Jagr can be reunited in the KHL