Author Archives: Trade Man

Leafs Poll

Zherdev may be on the block

After months of sporadic negotiation between the Blue Jackets and restricted free agent Nikolai Zherdev, a recent flurry of talks is bringing the situation to a head.

Sundin looking like Iginla

Everyone knows the troubles Calgary had last season putting the puck in the net. It seemed Iginla was he only big scorer the Flames had last season. The situation looks similiar for the Leafs.

Toronto Maple Leafs Rookie Tournament

Florida Beat York University, and Toronto beat Montreal on the first day of the rookie tournament.

Clarke Fed Up With Gagne?

According to Flyers GM Bob Clarke has apparently hit the end of the line in negotiations with winger Simon Gagne, reports the Camden Courier-Post.

Canucks ink Burrows to a one way deal!

Reports out of Vancouver are that Alex Burrows has signed a one way contract. They are still yet to sign Kesler and seem to be at a standstill. I dont have any figures yet.

Miller re-signs with Buffalo

There won’t be a hold out situation for Ryan Miller. He signed a three year deal, no money terms disclosed.

Tidbits about the cap, straight from the CBA.

The upper limit cap for the 2006/2007 is $44 million, but a team is actually able to carry players against the cap and go over this amount. Having done a bit of research on the cap in the actual CBA (trying to get a better understanding of New Jersey’s situation), I wanted to share some things that are not necessarily common knowledge among hockey fans.

Lehtonen Re-signs with Thrashers

The Atlanta Thrashers have re-signed goalie Kari Lehtonen. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Official press release:

Markov May Take Off

Andrei Markov is in the last year of his contract and is scheduled to become an UFA at season’s end. This is a tricky situation for Bob Gainey and the Canadiens. What should they do?