Author Archives: Trade Man
With Mats Sundin turning 36 and the last year of his contract approaching fast it raises the question, who will done the legendary “C” of the Toronto Maple Leafs after
Mats is gone.
Since the rumours and player movement have been slow lately i’ve been looking in different sites and blogs to see if anybody else had something more that could be interesting to discuss when i came across a rumour posted on hockey-leaks.blogspot.com involving My Wings, the Fyers and Montreal. The rumour ( probably started on some message board but is said to be from someone with a “bond” with a member of the Habs organization ) went like this:
I wanted to bring to everyones attention, the deadly mistakes the leafs management has made over the years. First i would like to point out Luca Cereda, where did this clown go? Martin Havlat was drafted 2 spots after him, that was a mistake. Nik Antropov was another one, Alex Tanguay was drafted 2 spots after Antropov. And(this one kills me)trading Brad Boyes, and Alyn McCauley for Owen “injury magnet” Nolan. Brad Boyes was 4-5 in rookie scoring this year! And last but not least, lets not forget about the Brian Leetch trade, Jarkko Imonnen one of NYR’s top prospects could have been a leaf by now, on our 1-2 lines, if it wasn’t for that trade, and lets not forget about maxim kondratiev, yep another rip off.
Honourable mentions: signing Gill, Antropov, Belak, and Ondrus. And Aquiring Andrew Raycroft, JFJ could have traded Rask for a winger for Sundin.
Brad Isbister has signed a 2-way, $600k contract with the carolina huricanes.
Tsn.ca is reporting that the Sabres re-signed Kalinin to a two-year contract worth $4 million. Kalinin will earn $1.75 million this year and $2.25 million next year.
Boy oh Boy, I’ve been sending in post’s every week about Brian Leetch and the hope of him making his a return to the show lights…. His home, and where he deserves to finish his career is right here on Broadway.
ACCORDING TO THE NEW YORK DAILY NEWS… His Return is very possible.
Matthias Brunet reports Mike Ribeiro was nearly part of a major trade last winter involving the Canadiens and Chicago Blackhawks. The deal supposedly would’ve seen Ribeiro, Jose Theodore and Pierre Dagenais shipped to Chicago in exchange for Nikolai Khabibulin and Adrian Aucoin, but was nullified when Theodore broke his ankle. I think that this would have been a great trade but then again if that had happened Huet probably would never have gotten the chance to become the star he is at the moment so I guess it all worked out, especially since Khabibulin was just as bad as Theo last season it would of been a struggling star goalie for another struggling star goalie, maybe they were hoping the change of scenery would change that. Who knows but even though Aucoin had a sub-par year last season i think he would have been a great addition to give us more blueline depth.
Here’s a list of all the players who will be restricted free agents next July 1st if qualified. They all, according to www.hockeyanalysis.com have one year remaining on their contract and are under age 28 without 7 accrued seasons on June 30th, 2007. That means they are born on July 1st, 1979 or later.
Inspired by TSN’s Darren Dreger’s NHL: Insider, I have written this article to provoke discussion between hockey and Maple Leaf fans alike. Over the past years Mats Sundin has not had a proper winger to play aside him, the last proficient winger to be beside Mats was Alexander Mogilney. What can the organization do…..
I was thinking maybe the Habs should sign him at a base salary of let’s say 500,000 $, and throw in some incentives like games played, goals and so on.