Author Archives: Trade Man
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.
The Vancouver Canucks are in a very interesting position this off-season and could potentially be looking at acquiring a new starting goalie and first line winger and possibly trading one of the most dominant players in the game.
It is rumored that Mike Modano is being offered contracts from a few teams, the Bruins may have him inked as early as Teusday.
Sportsnet is reporting that Adam Foote has signed with the Columbus Blue Jackets for three Years, $13.5 million. Not sure if the Blue Jackets are ready for this type of signing but welcome to the new NHL.
The idea of Naslund and Forsberg teaming up together is a bit scary for a number of reasons.
Together, these guys will be a force.
A rumour from the NY Daily News says that both Peter Forsberg and Markus Naslund would be interested in signing with the Rangers. This was also mentioned by Bruce Garrioch in the Sun.
Miroslav Satan became an unrestricted free agent Sunday after the Buffalo Sabres declined to make a qualifying offer. He has led the team in scoring 6 times, has scored 30 goals 3 times, and is the top 10 for scoring for the Sabres.
In an article in the Nashville City Paper, Predators owner Craig Leipold takes a swipe at the contraction and relocation rumors that constantly dog the Predators
Free Agent List Updated August 4th, 2005
Have a look at who’s available and also take a look at who has signed where. Some of the players are awesome.
We all know for the last couple of years the phoenix coyotes have been rebuilding. After making the playoffs year after year when they first arrived, they shipped all of their players off. Is the newly built team just over the horizion?
Judging from all of those articles about how Player X and Player Y are coming to the Leafs, and how people are becoming fed up with both the rumors, and the leafs lack of jumping on those rumors has led me to remember that crazy ’03 offseason, where tens of high profile players were rumored to come to toronto, but they balked…where are they now? and did Quinn make the right decisions?
According to TSN.ca Bob Goodenow is to step down as Executive Director and General Counsel to the players union. The decision followed after discussions with the players associations excutive commitee.
The salary cap is more of a harsh reality than some people realize. I will use the Leafs as an example because they are the most oft-discussed team around here and the team I am most familiar with.
Bobby Clarke sign Mike Richards and Jeff Carter today, the Flyers 2003 first round draft picks. This comes as no surprise as every Flyers fan has been waiting for this since the signing period opened. What makes these signings really stand out is the contracts they signed. The contracts Richards and Carter signed contain NO PERFORMANCE BONUSES .
TSN Reports that Hatcher, who was recently bought out by the Red Wings, may be coming back to Dallas.
Ottawa has been compensated for their loss of a true entry draft this season. Some may moan about the loss of seeing Sidney Crosby slip on his first NHL jersey in the Corel Centre, but it is the fairest possible way for the NHL to give back.
Here are some more rumours going around as we near the draft and the free agency season.
In Anaheim, the Ducks are looking to shop the 2nd overall pick and are looking at getting either another first rounder and a player or an established player that will make an impact. i could see them wanting an offensive minded blueliner or could this pick be packaged for Bertuzzi?
With just a few days until the free agent signing period begins, here are the latest rumours for the biggest names soon to be on the market: