Author Archives: Trade Man

Linden will be back with Canucks

VANCOUVER/CKNW(AM980) – The Vancouver Canucks are expecting Trevor Linden to return to the lineup.

GM Dave Nonis says a roster spot awaits the unrestricted free agent, and they’ll sit down next week to discuss a new deal.

The Canucks didn’t exercise a 1.5-million-dollar option after Linden slumped to 16 points last season.

Meanwhile, Anson Carter’s agent says the free agent won’t accept the Canucks’ current offer, believed to be 1.8-million dollars a year.

Analyzing The Blue and White

It still may be a little bit early to view the full rosters of certain NHL teams, but when looking at the situations that certain teams are in, whether it be financially stricken due to the cap, or in binds with certain contracts and arbitration, one can suspect the upcoming rosters of some teams in the upcoming season. Being a Leaf fan, it seems only necessary that I analyze and then come up with some type of realistic expectation for the Leafs to accomplish.

Canucks Have a Lot of Work Ahead

By Darryl Dobbs

In reviewing the NHL rosters quite thoroughly, it is clear that the roster that needs the most work right now is Vancouver’s. If this doesn’t change soon, there will be open tryouts for a number of roster spots – beer leaguers welcome.

In all seriousness though, the way things look at this moment for Vancouver on the right wing is that Matt Cooke may have a spot on the first or second line, and a number of players would be vying for the other spot.

NHL News of the day – Various submitters

Kotalik agrees to deal with Sabres

Kessel still undecided?Decision tough to figure??

Mariusz Czerkawski signed in Europe!!

Tom Fitgerald back in Beantown??

over paid players

Ryder signs with Habs

TSN.ca has just reported that Montreal has signed RFA Michael Ryder to a one year deal. No word yet on how much he has received, but it is most certainly a raise from the $1 million he received last year.

Briere a possibility?

Now that Daniel Briere is a 5 million man seems like he is now all a sudden on the market. Montreal, Los Angeles and Atlanta are among the teams in the mix. Could it be that a possible trade can be made by Bob to aquire the speedy foward.

Habs Rated Highly by Redline Report

Here’s some good promising news for Habs fans. No it’s not some big signing or wild trade rumour. According to a report on Sprotsnet.ca, the independant scouting service “The Red Line Report”, rated the Habs #2, behind only Chicago as having done the best at the ’06 draft.

Predators ink Legwand to two-year pact

According to tsn:The Nashville Predators have agreed to terms with restricted free-agent forward David Legwand on a two-year contract.

Penguins reportedly reject Cuban-Marino group's bid

ESPN is reporting The Pittsburgh Penguins have rejected a bid to buy the team that was put together by a group including Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban and former NFL quarterback Dan Marino.

Jackets sign Chimera to two-year deal

According to tsn:The Columbus Blue Jackets avoided salary arbitration with winger Jason Chimera by signing him to a two-year contract on Saturday. The terms of the contract were not yet released!!