Author Archives: Trade Man
Tsn.ca is reporting that the Lightning have just signed Radim Vrbata to a three year 9 million dollar deal marking the official start of the free agent frenzy today.
Lance Hornby of Sun Media provides a ton of free agent speculation in his morning article. One of the biggest tid bits that he discusses is the fact that the Leafs are likely to focus their attention on younger free agents in a bid to replace Mats Sundin who will be exploring options from many other teams.
Bruce Garrioch of Sun Media is reporting that Brian Campbell will be in Ottawa tomorrow at his agents office and there is a great deal of speculation that the Ottawa Senators will make a big time push to land the talented defenseman.
John-Micheal Liles and Adam Foote are officially off the UFA market.
Liles signed a 4 year contract extenstion worth 16,8 millions. He will earn 4.2 millions per year.
Foote was inked to 2 years, worth 6 millions. he will earn 3 millions per year.
Its one day away from the start of the 2008 free agency, and there’s many big names out on the market.
The Edmonton Oilers have acquired defenseman Lubomir Visnovsky from the LA Kings.
In exchange, Edmonton part with defenseman Matt Greene and centerman Jarret Stoll.
The Tampa Bay Lightning have signed Ryan Malone to a 7 year $31.5 million dollar contract.
Boston.com is reporting a possible rumor that would see the Ducks and Bruins making a swap of highly paid veteran players.
The Vancouver Province is providing speculation on the possible players that the Canucks are likely to target on Tuesday.
The Vancouver Province is reporting that the Columbus Blue Jackets are expected to try to sign Canucks UFA Brendan Morrison on July the first.
The Flyers have signed Jeff Carter to a 3 year $15mil contract. More details are to follow. I believe they overpaid (just by a little). But in today’s RFA market, and teams offering big contracts, it was the right move for the Flyers.
The Anaheim Ducks are parting ways with Todd Bertuzzi, as the club has placed the veteran winger on waivers with the intention to buy out the remaining season of his contract with the organization.
Bertuzzi was reunited with Ducks general manager Brian Burke last summer after signing a two-year, $8-million deal. If unclaimed, the team will pay two-thirds of his remaining deal and he will become an unrestricted free agent.
If you are a GM of a contending team and require a UFA player to take you over the top for a cup run this year, there is no better then Mats Sundin. Yes, there is better scoring talent but for what he brings to the table for offense, defense, face-offs, experience and leadership, he is the total package. The question right now is, will he return to the NHL next year and then the next question would be, where will he play?