Author Archives: Trade Man

Marian Gaborik has bought a house in Vancouver – Signing to follow?

By Botchford – Vancouver Province

Marian Gaborik has bought a house in the Vancouver area, The Province has learned.
What this means come July 1, when he is set to become an unrestricted free agent, is speculation at this point but it’s a safe bet the Slovak likes the city and could be angling for a contract here.
So far, it’s not unlike last year when Gaborik’s former Minnesota Wild linemate Pavol Demitra was seen visiting Vancouver weeks before he became a free agent. Demitra eventually signed a two-year, $8 million deal with the Canucks.

Leafs will try to move up; Tavares and Hedman still on Burke's radar

Burke also in pursuit of Bouwmeester

Brian Burke is the Jim Balsillie of General Managers: He just won’t give up.

Sportsnet.ca is reporting that the Maple Leafs GM is still hopeful to make a deal to move up in the draft, with the aim of drafting either John Tavares or Victor Hedman.

Meanwhile Steve Simmons of the Sun reports that the Leafs might target UFA Jay Bouwmeester, but would likely not get into a bidding war for the 25-year old star blue liner.

Underground Rangers RUMOR! DONE DEAL HEATLEY A RANGER!?

Reports from an underground source are coming out tonight in New York that the New York Rangers have acquired Dany Heatley.

Rangers reportedly have dealt Rozival, Zherdev, Defensive prospect Cory Potter, a 1st and 5th Round pick in exchange for Dany Heatley.

I have NOT been able to confirm this deal as of yet. And with what the Rangers gave up for Healtey I would not be surprised if these where False reports. But It is a report non the less. And I figured it should be shared.

Date for Heatley deal set by Sens

By IAN MENDES – Sportsnet.ca

Bryan Murray still intends to trade Dany Heatley by the end of this weekend’s NHL Entry Draft.

And on Monday, the Senators general manager hinted that at least one team could be close to offering a package that would interest him.

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 :