Author Archives: Trade Man

Where to from here?

This is in no way a rumour, it is more speculation on some of the moves that the Leafs could make from here.

These trades seem realistic to me, but lets not dwell on the trades as much as the potential for similar trades to happen.

Realistic Leafs' assessment

Damien Cox examines the trade value of every member of the 2007-08 Toronto Maple Leafs.
It is very interesting. Sundin and Kaberle would have the best value. McCabe, Kubina and Blake would be difficult to deal, and Mark Bell is impossible to trade at his price.

For more details, check the link, and read below.

tampa / Dallas Trade Brewing

TBO is reporting that the Dallas Stars have been heavily scouting the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Cristobal Huet

Big Question?

So Carey Price gets sent down and Huet took the ball and is running with it now. Montreal has their #1 Goalie for now but what about next season?

Can they rely on Carey Price and Halak?

3 Teams interested in McCabe, little interest in Tucker

According to Damian Cox of the Toronto Star, as reported by Spectors Trade rumours: JFJ had been shopping veterans McCabe, Tucker, and Sundin to see what kind of market there was for them, before his being fired Tuesday. 3 Teams showed interest in Bryan McCabe.

NHL Versus Extend Contract

According to Yahoo Sports Canada, the NHL and the television station Versus, have extended their contract for 3 more years through the 2010-11 season.

Terms of the deal have yet to be released but it is believed it’ll be worth more than the last 3 years of the previous contract, which paid the NHL $65 million in 2005-06, $70 million in 2006-07 and $72.5 million this season, an option year in the original contract.

Dan Boyle close to returning. Chicago scouting Boyle and Campbell.

According to a few sources, Dan Boyle is very close to returning. Interestingly, the Hawks are rumored to be searching for a PP specialist, and Boyle and Campbell have been mentioned as likely candidates given that both are UFAs next season.

The Blackhawks are supposedly dangling the likes of winger Tuomo Ruutu and young defenseman Cam Barker as trade bait. Not a bad return indeed!

Sundin needs to be traded!

Since the leafs have been down falling for the past 3 years, they haven’t made the playoffs once, and doesn’t look like it this year unless a miracle happens, and someone shows up and turns this team right around!

The first good news was that the leafs fired GM ferguson, and signed Fletcher as interim GM until richard peddie finds a new GM.

Blues looking to trade Christian Backman.

According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the Blues are expected to trade a defenseman before the trade deadline. Right now, Backman seems the likely target. He has another year left on his contract worth $3.4 million, with a Cap Hit of $2.3 million.

Dandenault to ask for a trade soon?

In Montreal speculation is beginning to arise about the possibility of the Canadiens moving Dandenault.

Ferguson maybe fired, but Fletcher not the answer!

This is my first posting after being a fan of the site for a long time!

I know some of you are saying not another leafs post, but it is not really what you might expect! True, I am a leafs fan, and I am happy to see Ferguson has been fired. However, I have been following the recent developments pertaining to MLSE and the Leafs.

I have noticed that a lot of Leafs fans on here are hailing Fletcher as the new king in Leaf Land but I must disagree. Sure he will make some changes as the new interim GM, but is it really goin to help. The leafs are 3rd last in the NHL and by no means are they gonna make the playoffs this year or the next couple unless for some miracle they make a blockbuster trade which gives them a few first rounders.

Whoever they choose as the new GM before next season is going to have to have some credibility in the NHL.

Won't Get Fooled Again

This time, I’ll pass on the koolaid because I’m not buying this for a second. The mystery of Maple Leafs Sports and Entertainment remains unresolved and not even Sherlock Holmes or Horatio Caine would be able to figure this one out.

Malkin, Thomas, Ribeiro, Niedermayer and Perry join the All-Star game.

These additions come due to the injuries to Crosby, Stastny and Zubov and the pulling out of the game by Brodeur and Zetterberg.

What do you think of the choices?