Author Archives: Trade Man
I know that none of us want to even think about the potential of the new Collective Bargaining Agreement and that we all kind of hope that the NHL and the PA just agree to extend the current CBA but we all know that Napolean Bettman isn’t going to allow that to happen (or should I say the owners?) but here are a few things I would like to see happen with the new CBA.
It’s the end of another season for The Montreal Canadiens, a season fill with injuries yet the Habs did very well losing Markov and Gorges early in the season than losing Cammalleri, Pacioretty ect. they somehow managed to go go the limit and taking the Boston Bruins to game 7th. But Now it’s all over and the Montreal Canadiens have to look forward and think of next season, Pierre Gauthier will have to deal with some serious case, which d-men will he keep, Gauthier has a lot of option for his d-core, Mara, Markov, Hamrlik, Gill, Wiz,Weber,Picard,Sopel Gorges are all UFAs or RFAs, The habs Could also turn to the UFAs Market and Bring someone else?
The clock could start ticking on the Thrashers this week.
Ville Leino, Brian Boucher and Sean O’Donnell have expressed an interest in staying with the Flyers. Keeping Leino may be difficult. VOORHEES, N.J. – Unless a team wins a Stanley Cup, the players know there are going to be changes.Generally the makeover begins with the unrestricted free agents.Sometimes, like in the case of goaltender Michael Leighton last June, their contracts get renewed.Others, like goaltender Ray Emery, are allowed to walk.This year, the Flyers have a bunch of UFAs, including Ville Leino, Brian Boucher and Sean O’Donnell, who have a shot at coming back.
The Wild have talked to former Edmonton Oilers coach Craig MacTavish about their coaching vacancy, according to the Edmonton Journal, but the man in charge of the search said the team is in “no rush” to name a successor to coach Todd Richards.
General manager Chuck Fletcher, while declining to divulge specifics on his search for a coach to replace the fired Richards, said he’s talking to candidates and others, “but there’s certainly no rush. Nothing’s changed.”