Author Archives: Trade Man
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.
According to TSN the Toronto Maple Leafs and Michael Peca have agreed to a 2.5 million, one year contract. The deal is supposed to be finalized on Tuesday.
Eklund on www.hockeybuzz.com is reporting that Peca will sign soon with the Leafs (e3) and that sources have told him it is entirely possible that both Peca and Carter might sign for amounts that would keep Toronto under the cap. It is said that the Islanders and Canadiens may still be in the race for Peca, but aren’t leading contenders. Montreal, Vancouver, and Detroit may still be in the running for Carter.
With the latest signings in Toront, there appears to be onespot left on the 23 man roster.
According to a press release from Mapleleafs.com, they have resigned BELL, COLAIACOVO, HARRISON AND NEWBURY.
Hockeybuzz.com is reporting that the Peca signing
could come as early as today! The Canadiens and
Islanders are still saying that “it could fall through.”
The leafs still have enough money to get Carter, Peca or Allison. Here is how they are set up.
Sheldon Souray publically denied reports that he has requested a trade. He said he hopes to be in the canadiens long term plans and that he really wants to stay.
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.