Author Archives: Trade Man

Blue Jackets trying to sign Foote long term?

The Columbus Dispatch is reporting that Blue Jackets GM Scott Howson had a recent meeting (dinner) with Adam Foote, the soon to be and highly sought after defenseman.

Kings may move three defenseman

With the LA Kings visiting the Detroit Red Wings yesterday there was a ton of talk that the two teams could be talking trade as well.

Forsberg to commit to Flyers

According to the “Philadelphia Inquirer”, Forsberg is just days away from committing to the Flyers.

a source in Sweden who is close to Forsberg, the 34-year-old center will commit to the Flyers if he decides he is healthy enough to play the remainder of the season and playoffs. That decision is days away.

This shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone as Forsberg has a close relationship to the Flyers Organization.

The Hockey News Trade Proposals

In their Trade Deadline preview issue, dated Feb 12, 08, The Hockey News writers attempt to push the NHL GMs into the trading game by proposing several, shall we say interesting, trades featuring the likes of Sundin, Hossa and Toni Lydman?

Leafs set to sign 22 year old Swedish prospect

According to the Swedish paper “The Dagens Nyheter” The Toronto Maple Leafs are set to sign an undrafted Swedish prospect to an NHL enty level contract.


The most Probable Leaf Moves

Ok, here we go. I almost consider my self an expert on the Leaves, so I’m gonna give you my take on the moves that will be made in the following weeks.

You can forget about moving McCabe Kubina and Kaberle( Why would you wanna move kabby anyways?). So here are players that have good chances of being moved.

Report: Cap going higher

According to ( the cap for the 2008-2009 season will exceed $53-million.

Senators Need to Go Big At the Deadline

Over the last several seasons the Ottawa Senators have been very active at the trade deadline. Over the years, players such as Greg De Vries, Bryan Smolinski, Tyler Arnason, Mike Comrie, Oleg Saprykhin among others were acquired as the team pushed towards a championship.

08-09's Crystal Ball II

[Note: I do not believe that any of this will happen, but some of it might. The point is, it is now much more fun to speculate about the future of the Leafs – especially now with the potential of having names like Stamkos, Doughty, Brunnstrom, etc. in a Leaf uniform.]

For Leaf fans who have demanded change for a long time, one must keep their heads on straight (after all Peddie is still around and nothing substantial has happened). But it is also a fun time to be a Leaf fans JUST FOR THE VERY POTENTIAL of change swirling in the air. Below is a typical leaf plan that we often see posted here on HTR. However, the format is NOT so much a plan as a potential scenario, and there are some assumptions that have been made …

Is the NHLs reputation being tarnished ?

As a Canadian, you just can’t help but have that glint of pride when talking about “our game”. It’s something we’re tremendously proud to showcase and that is unique in defining our values and traditions as a country and as a people.

Over the years, as NHL commissioner Gary Bettman has taken over and expanded the league on his vision of bringing hockey to the lower American states and possibly even Russia, a question needs to be adressed. Is our game that popular ?

Surely to us die hard hockey fans the answer is undeniable but when compared to other pro sports how do we fare up ?

What will Dan Cleary do?

The Detroit Free Press is reporting that there is no clear call for Cleary to stay with Detroit.

Kings trying to make goalie moves is reporting that the LA Kings have recalled Dan Cloutier from the minors with the hope that he will be claimed by another team so that they can make a deal to help their poor goaltending situation.

Canucks Still in hunt for Forberg

The Vancouver Sun is reporting that the Canucks are said to still be in the running for Forsberg.