Author Archives: Trade Man

Burke Quashes recent rumors

Terry Koshan of the Toronto Sun is reporting that Maple Leafs G.M. Brian Burke is calling the recent trade rumors between the Leafs and the Lightning regarding a possible trade up to acquire the second overall pick.

Could Roberto Luongo actually be traded?

Could Roberto Luongo actually be traded? That’s the question everyone has been wondering the past few days after the Canucks were eliminated from the playoffs. Let’s look at a few possible scenarios.

Proposed Blueprints For Glen Sather

As EVERYONE knows, the rangers are in a ton of trouble when it comes to the salary cap situation with the team they have, the restricted free agents they have to resign, and the lack of success the team had in 08-09. I’ll get right to the point. This is my plan to clear the room needed to resign the players that have actual worth to the franchise and address the teams needs.

Toronto getting to Burkes Head

Soooo, it didn’t take long for the center of the universe to get to Brian Burkes head. Not only is he walking a very thin ethical and legal line by talking about players under contract, he is shaming the future Leafs Captain and the most solid building block the Leafs have had since Sundin in Luke Schenn, not to mention setting himslef up for a huge faceplant at the draft table and upstaging the greatest playoff round of hockey in memory.

Leafs Lightning trade talks heating up!

According to tsn.ca, sources say that there are rumors including the Tampa Bay Lightning and the Toronto Maple Leafs. This rumor includes the Leafs trading up to acquire the Lightnings second overall pick in this upcoming NHL Entry Draft.

Is Tavares the right way to go for Toronto

With draft day getting closer there is even more rumors about the leafs trading to get Tavares. As great as Tavares is and as much as i like him i honestly think it might be the wrong thing for the leafs to do. Would it not seem more reasonable to trade Kabaerle and Kubina to teams and stock up for more first rounders? The ideal Targets would be Atlanta, Los Angeles and Phoenix. I know Phoenix might not want to take on any big contracts with the whole bankrupt thing, so go after the other 2. LA needs leadership and skill to make the playoffs. For their first rounder give them Kubina or Kaberle and have them through in Hickey/Teubert and a roster player.

Mike Modano to return next season

Tsn.ca is reporting that Mike Modano has decided that he will return to the Dallas Stars next season which will be his twentieth season.

Offseason Fun

With the free agent class as talented as the one we have, we should be in for a crzy up and down offseason.  Now, we allknow the free agents, so I’ll skip those, but here are some trades I thought up.

Showing Respect To Paul Maurice

Hey just wanted to bring up the fact that Paul Maurice’s Hurricanes are beating Boston 3-1 in that series. I was prompted to write this article when someone on TV mentioned today that in that series its really a case of Maurice out coaching Julien.

A lot of people have said terrible things about Maurice and a lot of you were wrong. Now apologize!

Roy to take a position with the Avalanche?

Various newspapers are reporting that Patrick Roy met with Lacroix about joining the Colorado Avalanche organization in some manner.