Author Archives: Trade Man

What Will the Rangers Look like next season?

As of right now the Rangers have quite a solid bunch of signed players through next season, and at this point it is just a question of who will make the lineup, and who might be traded. Here is what the Rangers have at each position:

Hole in the Middle?…Malking signs with Magnitogorsk?!

From TSN.Ca: The website for Metallurg Magnitogorsk claims that Evgeni Malkin has signed a new contract and will be playing in Russia for the 2006-2007 season.

The Ducks are flying high.

After finishing 6th in the Western conference with 98 points and going to the conference finals, the Ducks were looking good with a core of young players’ mixed with some veterans. They were a good team and they improved by adding superstar Chris Pronger.

How many teams can say they have 2 defenseman capable of winning the Norris Trophy? Not many, if any… Beauchemin is good as a 3rd defenseman and he was great during the playoffs.

Salary Cap Impact – The Leafs

By Darryl Dobbs

The Toronto Maple Leafs are making decisions that they normally wouldn’t in the past. Being forced to spend under $44 million dollars when the team is accustomed to no limits at all is forcing the team to change philosophy.

Canucks interested in Bure?

According various message boards and unconfirmed reports the Vancouver Canucks are interested in acquiring free agent right-winger Valeri Bure. Bure has not played in an NHL game since 2003-04 due to back injuries and the lockout that took place the following season.

Ryder, Koivu ready, Bouillon out

According to sportsnet.ca knee surgery will keep Montreal Canadiens defenceman Francis Bouillon out until November. Bouillon underwent knee surgery on Wednesday and won’t be able to play until the first week of November, according to the Montreal Gazette.

Bruins walkaway from Tanabe

TSN is reporting that Boston decided to let Tanabe go UFA

Avs Sign McLean

According to the Colorado Avanlanche official site:

The Colorado Avalanche Hockey Club announced that it signed center Brett McLean to a one-year deal late Thursday night avoiding an arbitration hearing that was scheduled for Friday.

Calder for Handzus

Chicago and Philly make a big trade with Calder going for Handzus.

Comrie Avoids arbitration!

From the TSN.ca Staff

8/4/2006 2:26:08 PM

The Phoenix Coyotes avoided arbitration with centre Mike Comrie, signing him to a one-year deal worth $3 million US prior to Friday’s scheduled hearing. Comrie earned $1.748-million US last season.