Author Archives: Trade Man
While this is old news to anyone who has paid attention to the ruckus, the Buffalo Sabres supposedly will have a new logo for the coming season. Since the change from the classic running buffalo with crossed swords logo to the white buffalo head, Sabres fans have cried out for a return to the blue and gold classic colors. For the last game of the 2004 season against Washington the Sabres surprised the crowd taking the ice in the above mentioned retro styled blue and gold uniforms.
The other day, I opened my Excel file that listed all of my predictions for the 2006-07 NHL season, and scrolled down to Mark Bell. I downgraded his ice time and linemate quality from last year, and upgraded those same categories for this year – to the maximum that the formula would allow. His predicted points jumped from 53 to 72.
According to Spectator’s trade rumours it appears that John Ferguson Jr. is done stacking his forwards lineup . He said in quote “the team does not have to add anymore fowards” and that “We could go with what we have,”
According to tsn.ca
The Montreal Canadiens have secured almost all of their restricted free agents for the 2006-07 season, agreeing to terms with forward Alexander Perezhogin on a one-year contract.
According to the Toronto Sun, The Leafs and Toronto born defensman Carlo Coliacovo have agreed to a one year deal worth approx. $905,000. The Sun also reports that JFJ does not expect any difficulty in re-signing the remaining RFA’s: Matt Stajan, Brendan Bell, Jay Harrison, Karel Pilar, and Kyle Wellwood.
Sportsnet has learned that Eric Lindros has signed a one-year deal with the Dallas Stars worth $1.55 million plus another million in incentives.
I am tired of terrible management! The only good GM we’ve had since Punch Imlach was around is Pat Quinn! And he was forced to resign as GM before he could make the team perfect! We coulda won with Quinn leading the way in 2004, and now we have John Ferguson, and the team looks like it did in the Ballard days.