Author Archives: Trade Man

Goaltender Jamie Storr and 3 others signed by Philadelphia is reporting that Jamie Storr, along with forwards Eric Chouinard, Pat Kavanagh and Ryan Ready have all been signed to one-year contracts by the Flyers.

Canucks get two defensemen, one from Hawks is reporting a trade between the Vancouver Canucks and the Chicago Blackhawks. Vancouver receives Steve McCarthy and sends to Chicago a third-round pick in the 2007 NHL entry draft.

The report also adds that Sven Butchenson has also been signed by Vancouver. Butchenson spent the last season playing in the German Elite League.

Is this Ottawa's Season?

The sens over the past few years have been the class of the regular season, and, even though one goal away from the finals, have been more of a disapoitment than anything in the playoffs.

Leafy's Rumor Update: Four Crazy Leaf rumors and some other stuff….

There are all of a sudden a bunch of rumors. Some crazy, some make sense.

Team Rosters Complete

First off I would like to thank everyone who has contributed to the HTR stats collection to this point.

The team roster phase of this project is now complete. In the next few days we will move to Phase 2 – stats imput from the 2003-2004 hockey season.

Which GM was most or least preapred for the new CBA reality?

Well the free agent frenzy is dying down, many teams are focusing on resigning thier RFA’s and training camp looms around the corner. Many teams have a whole new look, some went with pretty much what they had and some just seem to have been caught with their pants down.

What exactly is Sather's plan?

The Rangers have gone through the hardest part so far this off season. Watching Big Name free agents sign with teams like the “bankrupt” Penguins.

Now that they have gotten through the hardest part of this Re-had program of temptations…. One has to wonder. What is there plan?

Hossa, Datsyuk, St. Louis. Could They Get Moved?

3 terrific hockey players are currently having some problems coming to terms on a contract with their current clubs.

Marian Hossa is in a rather bitter dispute with the Ottawa Senators that he is about to take to arbitration. Things could get ugly here as he is looking for Iginla/Thornton/Lecavalier type of money despite not having as good a track record as those 3.

Allison Bonuses Determined

According to the Globe and Mail, the Jason Allison Bonus Structure is now known.


This article should make things completely clear as to the status of the new Leaf’s centre.

Art Ross Trophy Predictions

The Freakshow here, with my predictions on how I see the scoring title coming about this year.

With all the player movement and rule changes, it’s going to be an exciting year. Hopefully the officials hold up their end of the bargain and call the obstruction penalties like they’ve been promising for the past, what, 5 years? The “no red line” rule is going to be HUGE for scoring more goals (poor defensemen). AND, with the smaller goaltending equipment, I’m liking the Grant Fuhr/Marty Brodeur type of reaction goalie which there aren’t a lot of anymore compared to the plethora of butterfly, positional goalies out there.

Top 25 Free Agents Left

Here are the top 25 free agents that remain. I have added my thoughts on where they might go, why, and a pure guess on how much it would take to sign these remaining players. Pickings are slim but still some decent guys left who can help.

Rumors, Rumors… and More Rumors!

Redden on the move?!

Some Leafs talk…

Red Wings want to add a defenseman…

Sabres looking for a trade….

HTR Team Rosters & Stats Collection

HTR is in the process of adding a NHL player index and team roster collection. In order to do this we need your help to do two things.

1. Enter in updated team rosters.

2. Enter in 2003-2004 player stats.

Please includate in this posting if you are interested and which team you would like to claim.

We’re now done the secection of teams. I would like to thank everyone who grabbed a team.

Sens, Habs, NO LEAFS & the NHLFA

Don Brennan (Ottawa Sun) reports the new salary cap may force the Ottawa Senators into trading a star player to free up cap space, and that player could be blueliner Wade Redden. Brennan suggests the Sens must lock up forward Marian Hossa long-term as well as re-sign Zdeno Chara before he becomes a UFA next summer, and argues against moving team captain Daniel Alfredsson and Martin Havlat. Brennan acknowledges it would hurt to lose Redden but suggests a younger blueliner like Anton Volchenkov could step up.

Maple Leaf Myths

There have been plenty of myths pointed out by fans who do not approve of the 2005-06 version of the Maple Leafs. Here I am going to try to clear some of these up.

Islanders sign York and Hunter

TSN.CA reports the Islanders have signed Mike York to a 1 year $2.05 million and Trent Hunter to a 1 year $1 million deal avoiding salary arbitration for both.

2005 Free Agent Listing

Complete listing of 2005 Free Agents.

*** UPDATED ***

Check it out

The Devils sign Langenbrunner, Gionta, Brown

According to NHLPA.COM:

The Devils Jamie Langenbrunner, Brian Gionta and Sean Brown have all been signed to their respective 1 year qualifying offers. Langenbrunner will make $1,655,130. Gionta will make $627,000 amd Sean Brown will make $450,000 for the 05-06 season.

Bargain or Bust?

Lindros has finaly seen his wish come true. He will wear a blue and white shirt that has 88 at the back. Like many Leafs’ fans, I sat there and tried to make sense out of the move… In the end, I came to one conclusion! This move makes plenty of sense…

CAPS LOCK UP SIZE – Biron, Majesky to Washington

FA defensemen Mathieu Biron and Ivan Majesky have signed with the Caps … they are 6’6″ and 6’5″, respectively.