Author Archives: Trade Man

Free Agency Competition

Who can get the most right? Make your predictions here. I’ll only be focusing on the bigger names.

Speculation and Rumors for June 21st (Fathers Day Edition)

New Wild GM ready to deal

Sutter close to signing as Flames head coach

Gustafsson hopes to have decision made by June 29

Molsons reach deal on Habs, arena

Scott Burnside and Pierre LeBrun ESPN.com

Hockey’s most storied franchise has been sold, pending approval from the NHL.

The Molson family has agreed in principle to purchase the Montreal Canadiens and Bell Centre from George Gillett.

Scott Neidermayer Update

Dan Wood, Staff writer – ocregister.com

Ducks defenseman Scott Niedermayer and his family are planning to travel Sunday from Orange County to their off-season home in Cranbrook, British Columbia.

NHL Can't Survive in the South… OR is that REALLY the Problem??

I keep hearing, over and over and over, that the NHL can’t survive in the south. Phoenix is the example that keeps being used (for obvious reasons). I know the saying, “location, location, location”, and I don’t want to say location is not important. But is location really the reason for troubled franchises? Let me break down some thoughts. Then please add to, or comment on them.

EXPECT 1 OR 2 OF THESE PLAYERS IN NYC NEXT YEAR.

SUNDIN, HEATLEY, GABORIK, KOVALCHUK, AND/OR HOSSA.

The NY Rangers have made it clean that big changes will happen this off season. The Rangers know as does the rest of the league that after Jagr left the team… the Rangers have been missing the go-to-guy that EVERY CHAMPIONSHIP team needs. With Gomez, Rozival, Drury, and Redden hurting the Rangers in cap space availability. Look for one of them to be on the move and a BIG name to be headed in.

What seems possible.
Sundin and Heatley or Sundin and Gaborlik

Here is how and why things are bound to change in NYC.

NHL Rumors and News June 20, 2009

Maple Leafs try to lure Monster between pipes
Habs fitted for cap – Have money $30 million to spend on free agents
All eyes on Brent Sutter?

NHL News and Rumors – June 19, 2009

Heatley may have to compromise

Calgary Classic in works

Bert waiting for Flames to call

REPORT: SEDINS SEEKING IDENTICAL 12-YEAR, $63M CONTRACTS

TSN.ca reports that

It appears that the Vancouver Canucks will have to break the bank if they want to hold on to the Sedin brothers.

NHL News and Rumors – Thursday June 18, 2009

KABERLE RUMOUR NIXED

Balsillie still hunting Coyotes

Flyers On Bouwmeester’s Wish List