Author Archives: Trade Man

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….

Halak goes down, Price to come back.

RDS has reported that the Canadiens have sent Halak back to Hamilton. With the Habs having to play the Sens twice this week, as well as the leafs, are they about to call Carey price back to the NHL to relieve some pressure from Huet?

Feaster May Offer Boyle Extension

The absence and presence of D Dan Boyle on the ice each stand out for the same reason – he means that much to the Lightning attack.

Flyers president expects Forsberg decision to 'happen quick'

The Flyers’ bid to sign Peter Forsberg took an interesting turn Saturday when general manager Paul Holmgren revealed he is in Sweden on a scouting assignment.

Avs hoping to make offer if Forsberg returns

The answer is yes — the Avalanche is very interested in Peter Forsberg, and plans to make him an offer. But the Avs — like any other NHL team with interest — are waiting to hear when or if their former star center is ready to play again.