Author Archives: Trade Man
We all know that the Blackhawks are now above the cap. The exact number, according to nhlnumbers.com, is 2.508 millions. So they must ship salary somewhere, while trying to fill the few missing pieces the team has.
Edmonton has had a busy offseason this summer but they still have some some work to do..
An Illinois newspaper is reporting that the St. Louis Blues have signed UFA Andy Wozniewski.
According to TSN and Sportsnet
The Leafs have sent their 2009 fifth round pick (from Pittsburg aquired in the Hal Gill trade) to the New York Rangers for rugged winger Ryan Hollweg.
The 25 year old had four points (2-2) in 70 games last year with the Rangers.
Bryan Murray is going to be making a comment in the near future about the rumors of Chris Neil and Antoine Vermette being traded. Murray has said Chris Neil is an unexpensible player on how he plays and Vermette is close to a deal, but just wants a long term contract. It seems Murray and Vermette will agree to a 3 year most likely to keep Vermette in the line-up this season.
TED NOLAN WAS FIRED TODAY. Isles say they are already talking to replacements.
Despite rumors of Williams heading to the Senators TSN.ca reports that Jason Williams has signed a 1 year contract worth 2.2 million dollars with the Atlanta Thrashers.
The story can be seen at: http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=243386&lid=headline&lpos=topStory_nhl
Restricted Free Agent forward Antoinne Vermette of the Ottawa Senators has asked to be traded! Vermette has been asking for a long term contract but GM Bryan Murray isnt going to give him one. Also the Sens have reportedly been shopping Chris Neil who could be packaged with Vermette in a trade. Vermette had 25 goals and 53 points with a +3 rating last year.
According to www.sportsnet.ca :
The Tampa Bay Lightning have signed Vincent Lecavalier to an US$85-million, 11-year contract extension, a source told The Canadian Press.
A few sources in Vancouver are speculating that a trade involving the canucks and devils could be on the horizon. It is said that the Nucks are shopping rugged d-man Kevin Bieksa for speedy devil forward Brian Gionta, this would make sense as bieksa is making 3.75 million this year and Gionta is making 4 million. This would then still leave the 10 million needed to sign Mats Sundin.
The Montreal Canadiens and Minnesota Wild made a minor trade today. The Habs sent forward Corey Locke to the Minnesota Wild in exchange for defenceman Shawn Belle. The Wild also signed journeymen Krys Kolanos to a contract.
The Ottawa Senators have signed UFA forward Jason Williams to a 3 year contract. Williams had 13 goals and 23 assists in 43 games last year with the Hawks. Jason will be a great assest, he can play the point on the PP and play all forward positions.
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