Author Archives: Trade Man

Sky is the limit for Stamkos

Free agency begins July 1, and Tampa Bay superstar Steven Stamkos, a restricted free agent, remains unsigned.

If anyone wants to bid on the 21-year-old high-scoring wunderkind, it’s probably a moot point because the Lightning retain the right to match any offer (similar to the Phil Kessel situation a couple of years ago).

But, boy, could someone drive up the price on owner Jeffrey Vinik if general manager Steve Yzerman doesn’t get a deal done in the next two weeks.

Winnipeg GM’s plate overfull with draft, hiring

Kevin Cheveldayoff popped into his Chicago home over the weekend to say hi to the kids and celebrate part of Father’s Day with them.

Then the gong show that is his life resumed, and he hit the road for Minneapolis, the site of this weekend’s NHL draft.

LIDSTROM TO RETURN WITH RED WINGS FOR 20TH SEASON

The Detroit Red Wings announced today that veteran defenceman and team captain Nicklas Lidstrom will return for another year with the team.

ANY TAKERS FOR TOMAS?

How much did the Stanley Cup playoffs cost Tomas Kaberle?

Yes, he will be getting a Cup ring, but at what expense? But you have to wonder how much his indifferent play for the Bruins cost him in the free-agent market, and also whether the Bruins will even consider re-signing him when you take into account how little he contributed to their championship run.

Could the Oilers move Souray to Nashville?

A fan on hockeyfutures.com has actually come up with a fairly legit trade proposal for Sheldon Souray. How about Souray to the Minnesota Wild for fellow defenceman Cam Barker, and the Oilers throw in a draft pick to sweeten the deal?