Author Archives: Trade Man

Do They Really Need That Many Skaters?

The Montreal Canadiens in the 2009/2010 season will likely look different then the one that just finished last season. But will there be more new faces from outside the organization than inside? Everyone speak of how Bob Gainey needs to sign many players to ice a team next season, in all reality the Canadiens could ice an a team of NHL players, it would just be many young players who got a taste last season needing to step it up.

Heatley-Phaneuf rumour

Mark Spector – Sportsnet.ca

So, here’s the rumour:

The Calgary Flames add Jay Bouwmeester, then flip Dion Phaneuf to Ottawa for Dany Heatley.

They lose some offence from the blue-line in the transaction, but bring in a local boy who scores 50 goals up front. And the salary cap hit in losing Phaneuf and gaining Heatley only costs GM Darryl Sutter $1 million.

Time to move on!!

I don’t know about the rest of you fans, but I think it is time to forget about Vinny and time to look elsewhere. As much as he would have been nice to have and may have helped attract other UFA’s, Philly has just pushed his price even higher after over paying for a 34 year old Pronger.
I think that trade may have put a lot of potential trades on hold. The only thing possibly working in Gainey’s favour would be that at least one of the owners in Tampa wants to spend to the cap floor. Which owner will get his way?

Can Tavares bring change to the Island?

Now that John Tavares is wearing the orange and blue what changes are in store for the Isles?

July 1st is right around the bend and the isles first off need a backup goalie. Being a backup behind DiPietro means a lot of ice time so I don’t think they will have a problem finding a good backup. More than likely who ever we get as a backup is going to be our #1 guy. I have a feeling DP might not ever recover from his knee and hip surgeries.

NHL News and Rumors – Monday June 29, 2009

‘Nobody’ wants Heatley: NHL exec

Jay the missing Oiler link?

BOYLE DEAL COST ‘EM SHOT AT KESSEL

Canucks free-agent frenzy: No keys to Garage for Gaborik