Author Archives: Trade Man
According to both nhlspot.blogspot.com and hockeyrumors.blogspot.com Eric Lindros is all but signed by Toronto, for 1.5 million for one year, with a team option in year two.
http://spectorshockey.tripod.com/default.html confirms this in their “five for Fighting” page, also commenting on the possibility of Lindros being signed as a defenseman.
Sportsnet.ca has reported that Ray Whitney has signed a two year deal with the Carolina Hurricanes. Whitney, bought out last month by the Detroit Red Wings will earn $1.5 million per season.
I wanted to do a new twist on a article I started years ago called “getting to know each other” in that article we listed facts about ourselves, all very nice and all but what if this year we do things a little different. This time I want each of us to just simply list their favorite things. The things that make them smile. The parts of their life that help motivate them to get up in the morning. The things they love about life. Whatever they may be. Favorite musical group, person, place, book…whatever! Just tell us what makes you happy, I think it’ll be a great way for us to each to get to know each other (and provide ammunition for future jokes and insults at all of your expenses)
According to Sportsnet.ca Colorado inked Milan Hejduk to a 5-year deal. Financial terms were not disclosed. This means all Colorado has to do is round out their roster!
Tsn.ca is reporting that the Toronto Maple Leafs have signed unrestricted free agent Jason Allison to a one year contract. Terms of the deal are presently unknown.
Tsn.ca is reporting Nashville and Kariya have agreed to terms. The deal is reportedly worth 4.5M$ a season over 2 years.
Should the Leafs trade Mats Sundin?
It really all depends on what plan John Ferguson has. No one really knows what he plans on doing to make the Leafs into a contender. If you believe the talk, it appears as though JFJ has been caught flatfooted and very offguard in this wild off-season so far. He has overestimated the players love for coming to Toronto and so has Richard Peddie who boldly stated that players would come here for less.
The Fan590 just said that Sportsnet is reporting that Leafs fan favorite Tie Domi has re-signed with Toronto. No details of the deal yet.
The wings sign a defensemen and a draft pick.
The wings have signed their 2004 3rd round pick as well as long time fan favorite Chris Chelios. Weren’t they supposed to be getting younger they’re like middle aged?
TSN is reporting the signing of Alexei Zhamnov to a 3 year deal, terms not disclosed yet.
It’s official, the Columbus Blue Jackets have signed UFA goalie Martin Prusek, or so reports TSN.ca
Mojo 640 in Toronto is reporting that the Toronto Maple Leafs have made a substancial offer to Detroit forward Henrik Zetterberg.
The Colorado Avalanche after getting creamed the last two days losing Adam Foote and Peter Forsberg have signed Patrice Brisebois and Pierre Turgeon…former Montreal Canadiens, according to TSN and the fourth period. Now these two are far from the calibre of Foote and Forsberg but cheap adequate replacements.
According to TSN, former Detroit defensman Mathieu Dandenault has signed with the Habs. The terms are $ 7 million for 4 years.
The Canucks have just traded Defenseman Brent Sopel to the New York Islanders for a draft choice in 2006.
This appears to be a move by the Canucks to dump a contract in an effort to create more salary cap room.
Souces close to the Team990 have reported that the Montreal Canadiens will annouce within the hour that they have signed Alex Kovelev.
According to the Fourth period:
Sergei Gonchar signed a 5 year $25 million dollar deal
Jarome Iginla signed a 3 year $21 million dollar deal
Marcus Naslund resigned for three years, $18 million.
In the craziest day so far, the weirdest deal just happened: The St. Louis Blues have traded most touted defencemen Chris Pronger to the Edmonton Oilers!
From the early happenings in the free agent market, it appears that the Toronto Maple Leafs will be out of the running for many if not all of the big free agents available this season. With only 7-10 Million left to spend and several roster spots that need to be filled, it appears that the Leafs wont be contending for the time being at least.