Author Archives: Trade Man
With just 5 days until Free Agency day I decided to put a list of the top 30 RFA’s AND UFA’s plus which teams are interested in them and their market value.
After the Panthers dealt Olii Jokinen to the Coyotes in exchange for Keith Ballard and Nik Boynton it’s believed that their top defenceman and RFA Jay Bouwmeester wants out of Florida. If it’s true the Panthers say they might want to trade him before July 1st.
Tsn.ca reports the salary cap for the upcomming season can go as high as 56.7 million and it seems they will put it up as high as possible as it seems a lot of players are testing the free agency this year and they will get big money which means less room for other players on other teams.
The Boston Herald is reporting that Bruins GM Peter Chairelli is planning to be ready for a big move come July the first.
Here is a analysis on what teams should do come July 1st.
Chris Kelly has signed a new contract and has proved Bryan Murray wrong about none of the UFAs returning.
A Czech newspaper (through a Google translation) reports that Rangers UFA forward Martin Straka has signed a contract to both be a player and a member of management with the Czech team in his hometown of Plzen.
Although the Leafs may not be in the run for any big name UFA’s as has been the case in recent years, the Leafs are very interested in a number of free agents hitting the market next Tuesday. Here I have composed a list of the UFA’s Toronto is said to be in the running for, and why.
This Coming Free Agency for the Penguins will decide the future of the franchise. Are they going to be a success for a few seasons or are they going to go full steam ahead with becoming a powerhouse in the NHL for the next several years. Here are the top ten prospects that the Penguins need to consider and not allow other teams in the east or west acquire.
It is safe to say that the Minnesota Wild have established themselves as one of the best run organizations in the league. They have excellent fan support, good management and strong coaching. They have gone the route of building within, building through the draft and developing their own nucleus of players that they hope will grow into a contending team.
According to The Canadian Press, the Tampa Bay Lightning and Captain and Franchise Player Vincent Lecavalier are near a contract extention. The deal is worth between 75-80 million dollars over 9 years. According to the NHL CBA, the deal can not be formally announced until July 1st.
According to TSN the Vancouver Canucks have claimed former Leaf Kyle Wellwood off waivers today. The article goes on to say that Wellwood will remain a restricted free agent as long as the Canucks tender him a qualifying offer..
TampaBay.com is reporting that the Lightning new ownership group plans to be active in this summers UFA market. Some of the big names that are being tossed around include Marian Hossa, Markus Naslund and Brian Rolston.