Author Archives: Trade Man

Mats Sundin Declines Trade

Toronto Maple Leafs captain Mats Sundin has been asked to waive his no-trade clause.

What Gainey will do over the next four days

All the stories about what will the old silver fox will do in TO and with all the articles about the Habs going big at the deadline, I decided to a) Have an article about what the options and scenarios for the best GM in charge of a canadian franchise could do and hopefully throw some water on the Hossa rumors cause quite frankly I really don’t want to see him in a Habs uni.

The truth revealed once and for all

You guys just dont get it, do you.. I am so so tired of hearing all you talking heads left and right complaining about how its an injustice to leaf nation if Mats isnt moved by the deadline. I mean you guys are so ridiculously blind, its getting to the point where its borderline embaressing.. And thats no joke..

Do you want to know who will actually get traded at the deadline?

Here is a list of players who are the likely candidates to get moved by the trade deadline. I have also listed the reasons behind each probability.

Steen Signed to Extension

TSN reports that Alexander Steen of the Toronto Maple Leafs has signed a two-year 3.4 million dollar deal, paying him 1.7 million each year. I find it weired that the Leafs would sign Steen NOW with everything that is going on with the Trade Deadline only four days away.

Leafs Will Be Hard Pressed To Make Big Change

With the trade deadline less than a week away, the Toronto Maple Leafs are expected to be one of the busiest teams in that time.

Bruins to make a major move?

The Boston Herald is reporting that the Bruins are one of the teams who are in “hot pursuit” of the Thrashers Marian Hossa.

Sundin, Kaberle and Hossa News

Bruce Garrioch of the Toronto Sun is reporting that the Maple Leafs had a trade in place that would have saw Kaberle go to the Flyers.

This is not the time to panic for Holmgren!

The Philadelphia Inquirer is reporting that Gagne will be out for the remainder of the season and the Playoffs as a result of his 3rd concussion. This is usually the time of year when Clarke would trade away our young talent to bring in an expensive playmaker, However that would be a mistake. The league has changed! Holmgren up to this point has done a commendable job revamping this team; however this is his biggest test thus far.

Patience Is A Virtue … Not!

Another Leafs article … sorry non-Leafs fans! This will be the last article I write before the deadline but I just have to get some things straight and maybe someone from mainstream media or MLSE will listen to this impatient fan (or maybe I’m wrong as some of you on HTR have stated toward my previous Blog’s).

News out of Florida

The Sun Sentinel is speculating that with the recent losses in Florida, the interest in Olli Jokinen is continuing to grow.

Rumors from the New York Post

Larry Brooks of the New York Post is reporting that the New York Rangers are in hot pursuit of Tampa Bay Defenseman Dan Boyle.

The Return of Sundin

Attention Cliff (or whoever is calling the shots……..petty Peddie) and fans of the TML……………when and if Captain Mats is traded to a contender with actual hockey players on their roster don’t hold your breath for his return in the off season. Do you really believe that if Sundin gets a chance to be flanked by guys who know how to put the biscuit in the basket he would want to come back to T-Dot to be reunited with Jonas Hoglund or whoever the next pilon is that MLS&E try to tell you is a front line, top caliber winger who deserves to play with Lucky Number 13.