Author Archives: Trade Man

Steen Signed to Extension

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.

Leafs Will Be Hard Pressed To Make Big Change

With the trade deadline less than a week away, the Toronto Maple Leafs are expected to be one of the busiest teams in that time.

Bruins to make a major move?

The Boston Herald is reporting that the Bruins are one of the teams who are in “hot pursuit” of the Thrashers Marian Hossa.

Sundin, Kaberle and Hossa News

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.

This is not the time to panic for Holmgren!

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.

Patience Is A Virtue … Not!

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).

News out of Florida

The Sun Sentinel is speculating that with the recent losses in Florida, the interest in Olli Jokinen is continuing to grow.

Rumors from the New York Post

Larry Brooks of the New York Post is reporting that the New York Rangers are in hot pursuit of Tampa Bay Defenseman Dan Boyle.

The Return of Sundin

Attention Cliff (or whoever is calling the shots……..petty Peddie) and fans of the TML……………when and if Captain Mats is traded to a contender with actual hockey players on their roster don’t hold your breath for his return in the off season. Do you really believe that if Sundin gets a chance to be flanked by guys who know how to put the biscuit in the basket he would want to come back to T-Dot to be reunited with Jonas Hoglund or whoever the next pilon is that MLS&E try to tell you is a front line, top caliber winger who deserves to play with Lucky Number 13.

Gagne done for the year

According the Philadelphia Flyers, left winger Simon Gagne was seen by Dr. [Jim] Kelly today in Colorado and advised Gagne to shut it down for the remainder of the season.

Kramer's spin: Sundin going to 1 of 6 cities, bet on it

Over the past several weeks, there have been countless rumors and articles on where Mats Sundin is going if he’s traded by the deadline.

But none of these articles provided information on the ODDS or probability that Sundin will be dealt to any particular team. No numerical information has ever been reported.

Well, the bookies in Las Vegas have addressed that, and the front runner in the Sundin sweepstakes might surprise people.

Losing is Winning?

I’ve thought a lot about what needs to be done with this team, and I’ve finally come up with it, and although many believe the asking price for Mats Sundin is to high to get what we want, I tend to disagree.

Kings likely to deal more players

Yesterday, the Kings traded Jaroslav Modry to the Flyers for a 3rd-round draft pick. That trade has opened the flood gates and become the first of many moves that the Kings are expected to make between now and the trade deadline.
The 4th period is reporting that Brad Stuart and Ladislav Nagy are the likely candidates, and name NJ, Detroit and the Flyers (again) as likely candidates for the defenseman, and Pittsburgh and Vancouver for the LWer.