Author Archives: Trade Man

The Eagle Becoming A Panther?

TSN.ca is reporting that Ed Bellfour is working out

for the Florida Panthers. The contract with the Wings

fell through because he wasn’t offered the terms

he was looking for.

Bruins still a no chemistry team?

The Boston Bruins were a failure last year, but not because of lack of talent, they were failing when they had Murray, Thornton, Samsonov, Leetch, Bergeron, Boyes, Boynton, Zhamnov, and McEachern, and continued to fail when Thornton was dealt for spare parts Marco Sturm, Wayne Primeau, and Brad Stuart. The problem has never been talent, but chemistry.

The Real Cap Situation!

People have been saying that the Leafs only have 1.8 million left in cap room well they are wrong!

I did the math and it turns out the Buds have about $4,100,000 in cap room.

Lafontaine bows out!

TSN.ca is reporting that, shortly after announcing the firing of Neil Smith as the Isles G.M. and replacing him by Garth Snow, Hall of Famer Pat Lafontaine tendered his resignation to owner Charles Wang. Details are not known at this time but this can only be a major blow to an organization trying to rebuild its front office from the ruins left by Mike Millbury.

Canucks hire assistant coaches.

The NHL official website has announced that the Vancouver Canucks have hired Rick Bowness, Mike Kelly and Barry Smith to assist the Canucks new head coach Alain Vigneault.

Carter Probably Not Becoming A Leaf

The Leafs have about 1.8 million dollars left and they still have to sign Stajan. I wish we could get Carter too but I don’t think we will be. If we sign Stajan for 600,000 it’s possible that Carter would except for 1.2 million but I doubt it and we want flexibility room so I don’t think we will be getting Carter.

Sens Re-Sign Vermette

According to www.tsn.ca, the Ottawa Senators have signed Forward Antoine Vermette to a 2 year/$2 million deal that will pay him $925,000 in the first year, and $1,075,000 in the secong year.

Neil Smith Off The Island!!!

According to www.tsn.ca, Neil Smith is no longer the GM of the New York Islanders. It’s not known if he quit or was fired.

Gomez to be traded?

According to Sportsnet, it looks like the New Jersey Devils and Scott Gomez may be headed for a nasty divorce as the two sides get ready for a salary arbitration hearing Friday.

Take Hamilton out of the running for the Pens

http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/06199/706586-61.stm

According to people familiar with the sale process, the Penguins were ready to sell to the high bidder, a Canadian entity or group that offered $175 million or more, but that bidder backed out over the weekend based on what it learned about the NHL’s stance and the state’s “Plan B” for arena funding. That leaves four bidders standing.

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