Author Archives: Trade Man
When I moved from Boston to Toronto in 1979 I became a Leaf fan….after all I’m Canadian but after the Bruins I could never support Les Canadians- no offense- Habs fans but you know the history.
The New York Islanders have re-signed forward Trent Hunter to a five-year, $10 million contract extension. Hunter was eligible for unrestricted free agency in July.
The Minnesota Wild have re-signed defenceman Nick Schultz to a 6-year contract extension, totaling $21 million.
Toronto Maple Leafs captain Mats Sundin has been asked to waive his no-trade clause.
All the stories about what will the old silver fox will do in TO and with all the articles about the Habs going big at the deadline, I decided to a) Have an article about what the options and scenarios for the best GM in charge of a canadian franchise could do and hopefully throw some water on the Hossa rumors cause quite frankly I really don’t want to see him in a Habs uni.
You guys just dont get it, do you.. I am so so tired of hearing all you talking heads left and right complaining about how its an injustice to leaf nation if Mats isnt moved by the deadline. I mean you guys are so ridiculously blind, its getting to the point where its borderline embaressing.. And thats no joke..
Here is a list of players who are the likely candidates to get moved by the trade deadline. I have also listed the reasons behind each probability.
TSN reports that Alexander Steen of the Toronto Maple Leafs has signed a two-year 3.4 million dollar deal, paying him 1.7 million each year. I find it weired that the Leafs would sign Steen NOW with everything that is going on with the Trade Deadline only four days away.
The Boston Herald is reporting that the Bruins are one of the teams who are in “hot pursuit” of the Thrashers Marian Hossa.
Bruce Garrioch of the Toronto Sun is reporting that the Maple Leafs had a trade in place that would have saw Kaberle go to the Flyers.
The Philadelphia Inquirer is reporting that Gagne will be out for the remainder of the season and the Playoffs as a result of his 3rd concussion. This is usually the time of year when Clarke would trade away our young talent to bring in an expensive playmaker, However that would be a mistake. The league has changed! Holmgren up to this point has done a commendable job revamping this team; however this is his biggest test thus far.
Another Leafs article … sorry non-Leafs fans! This will be the last article I write before the deadline but I just have to get some things straight and maybe someone from mainstream media or MLSE will listen to this impatient fan (or maybe I’m wrong as some of you on HTR have stated toward my previous Blog’s).
The Sun Sentinel is speculating that with the recent losses in Florida, the interest in Olli Jokinen is continuing to grow.