Author Archives: Trade Man

Oilers likely to offer up Stortini as trade bait at NHL entry draft

When Edmonton Oilers winger Zack Stortini was exiled to the Oklahoma City Barons late this past season with no recall from the American Hockey League affiliate club, it likely means he doesn’t figure into their plans as a fourth-line agitator.

It’s likely the Oilers will offer up the popular forward, who has had 80 regular-season fights as an Oiler, at the June 24-25 NHL entry draft, for a pick. I

Avalanche not looking to trade No. 2 pick in NHL draft

Greg Sherman admits it: The offers have been, if not pouring in, coming regularly for the No. 2 pick the Avalanche holds in next Friday’s NHL draft.

What would it take for the Avalanche general manager to part with the pick?

“It would have to be something paramount. But I’m not looking to move the pick,” Sherman said after the NHL’s most recent general managers’ meetings in Boston. “There has been interest in the pick. Given the plan that we’re on right now, it’s not something we’re looking to (trade).”

Devils haven't contacted Hitch***** about coaching job

While the coaching position remains vacant and obvious candidate Ken Hitch***** telling The Post last night that the Devils have not contacted him, there are indications perhaps, finally, general manager Lou Lamoriello is working on Zach Parise’s contract.

Islanders willing to trade their 5th overall pick?

For the first time since the Collapse-and-Rebuild began in 2008, the Islanders are dangling their first round draft pick as trade bait. NHL sources have told Point Blank that general manager Garth Snow will listen to offers for the fifth overall pick in the 2011 draft.

Canucks to press for review of Raymond hit

Mason Raymond may have a serious back injury. Alex Edler didn’t finish the game and Andrew Alberts even missed few shifts.

Aside from being forced into a seventh game in the Stanley Cup final, the Vancouver Canucks will have to plug at least one hole Wednesday at Rogers Arena. When Raymond was sent awkwardly into the corner boards on a Johnny Boychuk hit just 20 seconds into a 5-2 loss to the Boston Bruins, it raised concern and raised the team’s temperature.