Author Archives: Trade Man

NHL News and Rumor Update – July 23, 2009

Time for Oilers to give up on Heatley

New Chicago Blackhawks winger Marian Hossa has shoulder injury

Gerber off to Russia

Bruins Resign Hunwick – What Does This Mean?

The Bruins resigned defenseman Matt Hunwick to a 2 year deal, paying him $1.35 million the first season, and $1.55 million the next season, for a cap hit of $1.45 million in both seasons. The Bruin’s roster and cap hit would look like:

Canadian Teams 2009-2010

Here is a quick look at how the 6 Canadian teams are shaping up for the upcoming season and a grade for Offense, Defense, and Goaltending. I’m not saying these are the lines or d pairings just a rough estimate of who is on the club. 4th line and 5th&6th d spots are kind of a speculation with some players that may be on the team left off on here subject to how training camp plays out. I’m not having any prospects jumping into the rotation as there is sure to be.

NHLNews and Rumors – Tuesday July 21, 2009

Media CEO wants NHL back in Quebec

Being a Leaf definitely tempted Nash

Hawks, Capitals lead list of NHL teams on the rise

Thrashers ready to give Kovalchuk the hard sell

Sharks might still be circling Heatley

Hockey Trade Rumors for July 20, 2009

Happy with Hawks, Sharp deals with rumors

Selanne, Koivu take Anaheim over Montreal

Kessel, Boston not close to deal

Jackets looking at Zubov?

Tom Reed

As the Blue Jackets continue to search for an offensive defenseman, keep one thing in mind: the franchise is unlikely to add significant salary without also subtracting it.

Nabokov and Marleau willing to waive their no trade clauses

Mark Emmons

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.

NHL Trade Rumors for July 19th

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

What will happen next?

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.

June 18, 2009 – NHL News Roundup

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