Author Archives: Trade Man

Canadiens In A Celebratory Mood

The 2008-2009 season marks the 100th anniversary of the Montreal Canadiens and the team is hoping to make this a banner season culminating with a 25th championship.

A year ago, those thoughts would have been fools gold however the Habs have developed much quicker than expected and are one of the best young teams in the league.

Sundin to choose Leafs or retire: Hockey News article

Canucks eyeing Vermette, Nylander

Friday is D-Day for Mats Sundin. In a matter of days, we will find out Sundin’s intention for next season.

According to Ken Campbell of The Hockey News, Sundin will either retire or return for another season with the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Saku to Wild just makes sense (only if #13 signs in MTL)

Not just because he could play with his brother, or because The Wild lost Rolston and Demitra. But because I think that if Montreal signs the big Swede, that Saku’s role on the team will be greatly diminished. This is a player who needs a change of scene, he needs to feel needed and wanted, and he fits the bill for the style of hockey The Wild play.

Sens may pursue Murray

According to, the Boston Bruins are going to go ahead and buy out Glen Murray’s contract. This will make Murray and UFA and Bryan Murray will be makeing sure he gets a chance to speak with him, once he has been bought out.  

Canucks interested in Vermette?

According to a report in the Ottawa Sun, the Canucks have kicked the tires on a deal for the 26-year-old restricted free agent who scored 53 points (24-29) in 81 games last season for Ottawa.

Did the Canadiens improve?

IF the Canadiens get Sundin they might be a cup contender. What if they dont get Sundin? Do they inprove?

Glenn Murray on Waivers

The Bruins have placed Glen Murray on unconditional waivers, the first step of the buyout process.

What if….

For leaf haters out there, this is just another leafs article..


As the summer drags on with little or no hockey news, the Sundin Saga remains front and center.


In the past few years, it has been generally accepted that MLB’s All-Star Game is the most exiting to watch of all the major sports, hockey included… And I can’t say that I disagree.

Should the NHL take a page out of MLB’s book and have the winning Conference earn home ice advantage for the finals? I don’t think that format will fly with either the NHL or NHLPA!

Here are a few random thoughts on how to improve the All-Star game:

Toronto media is worse than its fans

I was reading through the paper today when I came across the Steve Simmons article:

A Detailed Look at the 2008-2009 Toronto Maple Leafs Teams

the following is an overview of the 2008-2009 leafs squad and how it should compete barring any trades or other transactions made

Sundin to Vancouver?

According to a Swedish Newspaper (article in Swedish as well) it appears that Mats Sundin may be heading to Vancouver after all.