Author Archives: Trade Man

Deal Or No Deal: Leafs-NYR

I want to play a little game with the HTR readers called Deal Or No Deal. I’m going to propose a trade that I have not heard is out there, just for a little fun, and I want your feedback. We’ll start in the “Center of the Universe” with a trade proposal between the New York Rangers and the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Gary Roberts Back to Calgary?

Canoe.ca (Calgary Sun) is reporting on the possibility that Gary Roberts may be on his way back to Flames organization.

Lots of Rumors from the New York Post

The New York Post provides a ton of rumors in their latest article.

Panthers send Nick Boynton home – Will he be traded?

The Miami Herald is reporting that the Florida Panther have taken a stance with Nick Boynton and have sent him home for a few days.

Possible Trade Between the Pens and Leafs

The Maple Leaf Hotstove is reporting on the possibility of a blockbuster trade between the Leafs and the Penguins.

Sabres and Jackets to make a trade?

The Buffalo Sports News is reporting that the Sabres could be working on a deal with the Blue Jackets.

Gerber back to Carolina?

The Ottawa Sun is reporting that the Carolina Hurricanes may have some interest in Ottawa Senators castoff goalie Martin Gerber.

Habs problems begin and end with Carbo

It’s become apparent that Gainey made a terrible mistake when he hired a person with absolutely “zero” coaching experience. The issues with Kovalev, Laraque, Price and now Dandenault have more to do with Carbonneau’s inability to manage certain personalities and bring out the best of some players, than any real performance issues. Adversity and set backs are part of every day life, and for whatever reason, this Habs coaching staff is not qualified or capable to turn things around.

Friday TidBits

After trading F Steve Begin to the Dallas Stars for D Doug Janik, the Habs have placed Janik on waivers to make room for newly aquired F Glen Metropolit (picked up on waivers from Philadelphia). Metropolit, 34, is a penalty killing specialist (a Gainey/Carboneau type player). Metropolit has 1 year left at 1.0. Also, there is conflicting reports as to Mathieu Dandenault & Georges Laraque, as it has been reported that both/either have asked to be moved. I caught an interview with Big Georges and he publicly laid that to rest, but one can only wonder, if that remains the case behind closed doors.

The Latest Flyers News

The Flyers have been very active in the past day or so as they try to clear cap space for the return of Danny Briere. So far they have “waived a pair of veterans: center Glen Metropolit and defenseman Ossi Vaananen” and it is also noted that a trade is possible.