Author Archives: Trade Man

NHL re-instates bertuzzi

Vancouver Canucks forward Todd Bertuzzi, who had been suspended indefinitely by the National Hockey League on March 8, 2004 for a blind-side punch that injured Colorado Avalanche forward Steve Moore, has been reinstated for the start of the 2005-06 season, the League announced today.

Next Years Best Canadian Team?

The six Canadian teams are all looking fairly well, and we may see the first time in a while that all six make the playoffs. Most people see Edmonton as the best team next year, but will they really be?

Pittsburgh interested in Stumpel and ready for more!

If you think the Penguins are done signing free agents, think again. The recent additions of Sergei Gonchar, Andre Roy and Ziggy Palffy, plus last year’s signing of Mark Recchi, have drastically improved the Pens’ roster, but according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, they plan on adding a goalie, another center and one more defenseman. Including Stumpel! Read on…


To Coach or not to Coach…

According to a news release by, sources are inclined to think that Gretzky might not coach this seson due to the length of time it has taken to either accept or reject the coaching job. GM Barnett said he has a backup plan if Gretzky decides not to coach.

Give JFJ a Break. Goalie Musical Chairs. Where are the Caps? Sens No. 1

5 days have passed since the beginning of the most wildest off-season in NHL history. And we fans have not been disappointed. This has been great for the game to see all this movement and get every place excited about hockey again.

''Lets Roll the Dice''

For 37 years all over North America, but mostly Toronto die hard leaf fans begged to ask the question, “Is this the year?” And year after year disappointment filled the minds of crushed leaf fans who had dreams. Dreams of partying down Younge Street and finally seeing Mats Sundin raise that Stanley Cup and skate around the ACC.

Lindros to Toronto All But Done (And As a Defenseman)?

According to both and Eric Lindros is all but signed by Toronto, for 1.5 million for one year, with a team option in year two. confirms this in their “five for Fighting” page, also commenting on the possibility of Lindros being signed as a defenseman.

Whitney signs with Canes!! 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.

My favorite…

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)

Hejduk Resigns!

According to 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!

Toronto Signs Jason Allision 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.

Kariya Signs is reporting Nashville and Kariya have agreed to terms. The deal is reportedly worth 4.5M$ a season over 2 years.

Brad May Signs

According to Brad May has agreed to terms with the Avalanche.

Should Leafs Trade Sundin?

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.

Chelios and Frazen Sign

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?

Rocks Report: Zhamnov to B-Town

TSN is reporting the signing of Alexei Zhamnov to a 3 year deal, terms not disclosed yet.

Prusek's heading to Columbus

It’s official, the Columbus Blue Jackets have signed UFA goalie Martin Prusek, or so reports


Mojo 640 in Toronto is reporting that the Toronto Maple Leafs have made a substancial offer to Detroit forward Henrik Zetterberg.

More Ex-Habs to the Avs

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.