Author Archives: Trade Man

Sharks Sign Boucher

The Toronto Star (through Associated Press) is reporting that the San Jose Sharks have signed veteran goaltender Brian Boucher to back up Evgeni Nabokov.

Leafs deadline fallout

3 Trades, 3 Players, 4 draft picks…

Sundin Staying: The Ripple Effect

Now that Sundin has confirmed to the hockey world he is not waiving the NTC for any deal, the Leafs are left with few options to improve the club for the future before the trade deadline. The ripple effects of Sundin and the other 4 Leaf players not waiving their NTC’s will surely be felt by other players currently on the roster. One can expect that Fletcher will now turn to trading the likes of Gill, Antropov, Ponikarovsky, Blake, Stajan, Wellwood, White, Kilger, Steen, Devereaux and possibly Toskala in the hopes of securing whatever assets he can to repair the rubble left by this sinking ship. The NTC players should realize that this ripple effect will surely affect their status with the team for next season whether good or bad.

Contenders Or Pretenders?

The Ottawa Senators have lost 4 out of their past 6 games, this isn’t a speed bump but something else is starting to show.

Note:This was written before the trade deadline.

Forsberg back with the Avs

The Colorado Avalanche have announced the signing of none other then Peter Forsberg for the remainder of the season. Huge signing for the Avs!

San Jose to move Marleau ???

The San Jose Mercury News is reporting that this may be the time for the Sharks to trade Patrick Marleau.

Tid Bits from the Edmonton Journal and the Edmonton Journal are downplaying any possible speculation that Jaromir Jagr will be on the move despite having an off season and the fact that he will most likely be a free agent this summer.

Rumors and tid bits from the Boston Herald

The Boston Herald is reporting that although Phil Kessel will not be on the move for a star player the Bruins may still be looking at making a deal possibly for Martin Havlat.

Dallas makes offer for Richards

The Star-Telegram is reporting that the Dallas Stars have made an offer for Brad Richards

Rumors from the Toronto Sun

Lance Hornby of the Toronto Sun is reporting that big names such as Olli Jokinen, Marian Hossa, Brad Richards and Brad Campbell will take over the talk from Mats Sundin today.


According to, Mats Sundin has decided he WILL NOT waive his no trade clause.

Hey Leaf fans, lay off

The comments I have heard regarding Mats Sundin in the past few days have been disgusting, and they have all come from the arogant mouths of Leaf fans.

The Dustin Penner Play

The friendship between Edmonton Oiler’s GM Kevin Lowe and Anaheim Ducks GM Brian Burke was ruined last year when GM Brian Burke was forced to decline to match an offer sheet made by GM Kevin Lowe for Dustin Penner because it would have put them over the Maximum Team Salary Cap. Dustin Penner signed a 5-year offer sheet from the Edmonton Oiler’s after the Anahem Ducks declined.