Author Archives: Trade Man

What is Bob Gainey Doing with Carey Price?

So Carey Price gets called up after playing about a month in the AHL and he had average numbers. A lot of fans are questioning the move or judging Bob Gainey for rushing Carey Price in the NHL.

I believe there is a plan behind this…

Leafs: The Whole Thing Stinks

As Leafs Nation waits for the outcome of Fletcher’s bid to start turning this team around, I’m starting to wonder if all Leafs fans want to see the Leafs win a cup or just merely win some games. Either way, the whole thing stinks!

Fabian Brunnstrom Sweepstakes!!! is reporting the several teams, including the Detroit Red Wings, Vancouver Canucks and Toronto Maple Leafs, are interested in signing this un-drafted talent. He is demanding top-six minutes and top-5 draft pick money. I’ve seen highlights of this kid, but like most people, I know very about him beyond his impressive statistics. Any insights? Where is he going?

Ryder a good fit with the Thrashers? is speculating that the Atlanta Thrashers could be one of the teams interested in Michael Ryder.

Forsberg to Philly? Not quite that easy

Alright, now that it looks as if Forsberg is probably coming back to the NHL, everyone is saying how Philly is his #1 destination.
Think again.
-Cap figures for Philly-including LTIR (around 6 million), Philly has less than .2 Million left for space this year according to These numbers aren’t exact, but they are at least close. What that basically means is if Philly wants to sign forsberg, they are gonna need to give him around the league minimum, that or wait until one of the last days of the regular season.

Filling Roles Should be Canadiens Focus At the Deadline

The Montreal Canadiens have enjoyed an excellent season so far, a strong revival after missing the playoffs last season. They are merely 3 points from first overall in the Eastern Conference and with that have come thoughts of the team possibly challenging for the Stanley Cup.
Many have felt that the Habs are a top forward away from truly being cup contenders and are really hoping GM Bob Gainey makes a big splash at the trade deadline.

Horcoff Out

According to, Forward Shawn Horcoff will be out for the balance of season. He will be undergoing should surgery to repair damage that was re-aggravated during the all-star game.

Teams lining up for Campbell, but is he available…

The Ottawa Sun is reporting that several teams are interest in acquiring Brian Campbell from the Buffalo Sabres…

Help coming for Koivu

The Canadiens lost 5-3 to the Rangers last night in a game were they were up 3-0 with 10 minutes left in the 2nd. It is clear they need more offence and it appears that Bob Gainey will make a deal.

Carolina looking to move Jeff Hamilton

The News and Observer provides some interesting speculation with regards to the Hurricanes.

Ducks to make deadline moves?

The OC Register is reporting that Brian Burks is not a big trade deadline guy but with that being said “the fact that we’ve lost six in a row, there is temptation to panic.”

Canucks Shopping for Swedes

The Vancouver Province is reporting that GM Dave Nonis was recently in Sweden having good looks at both Fabian Brunnstrom and Peter Forsberg.

Habs Report More…

RDS reports that Jaroslav Halak has been sent down to Hamilton which means the obvious….Check it out:

After watching the NY Rangers defeat a 3 goal defecate, Montreal clearly shows the lack that “Star/Clutch/Experienced” player. I strongly believe this club is a trade away from being a serious threat….