Author Archives: Trade Man

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?

What Does Gainey do ???

After hearing Saku Koivu talk at yesterday’s golf tournament, Habs fans should have reason to be worried. As much as the Habs brass show’s confidence that Koivu will be fine, inside they are shaking in their boots. What does Gainey do. Does he go into camp and see if any rookie is ready to make the jump ? Does he see if Kovalev or Higgins can play in the middle this year ? Does he look to make a deal ? Does he put his confidence in Bonk to play on one of the top 2 lines ?

Best Under $1 Million

In this day of multi-million dollar NHL contracts and players being singed to outrageous deals they will never be able to earn (see: Pavol Kubina), there are still a number of rising talented players who command less than $1,000,000 per season. Of course, most of these guys are rookies or are in their second year, but I feel I should still commend them.

Bryzgalov signs two-year contract with Ducks

Ilya Bryzgalov, who led the NHL in goals-against average, save percentage and shutouts during the playoffs last spring, signed a two-year contract to remain with the Anaheim Ducks

Sudin Short Leash

It is past time to put Sundin on a short leash either he does something for us or we trade him while he has some minimal value.

For all you Sundin lovers what has he really done for us. This supposed superstar is not even averiging a point a game as a Leaf, the only time he has had over 100 points was playing with sacik thank you sacik for making him look better than he is.Sundin is only as good as the players around him.