Author Archives: Trade Man

The Depth of the Leafs

The Question of who will make the Leafs Roster opening night is still up for grabs, and thats mostly due to the depth on this club.

Habs 2006-2007 roster

The Canadiens were quite busy this offseason by acquiring UFA Sergei Samsonov and by acquiring Mike Johnson from the Coyotes.By consequent, we notice a light increase in the habs total payroll which doesnt leave much more room for a UFA.

Habs have blueliner injuries

According to tsn.ca the Habs may have some trouble on the blueline to start the season as Francis Boullion, as reported earlier, will fly to Colorado to possibly have knee surgery after he experienced pain in his knee when he started skating.

Coaches : Who will soar, who will crash?

As we look towards the new NHL season, many teams have had coaching changes.

Rangers resign Rozsival

Rozsival Agrees to New Deal

Blackhawks sign Vandermeer, Bochenski

The Chicago Blackhawks re-signed Jim Vandermeer to a one-year contract on Monday, four days after the defenseman had an arbitration hearing.

Also Tuesday, the Blackhawks re-signed right wings Brandon Bochenski and Matt Keith and center Craig MacDonald to one-year deals.

Players leaving the NHL

Each year, we see nhlers leave north america to play in europe.

Here is a list of players who will not take part of he 2006-2007 season opener:

Habs done for now

The Canadiens appear to be finished retooling their roster, after signing UFA Sergei Samsonov and trading Mike Johnson during the offseason.

Bouillon to get surgery?

According to RDS.CA (http://www.rds.ca/canadien/chroniques/209629.html) Francis Buillon is leaving for Colorado tommorow to have his left knee examined.

Your Western Conference Picks

Pick your playoff teams. The Western Conference is on a three-season STANLEY CUP drought, with Scotty Bowman’s Red Wings being the last team to hoist the CUP for the West, defeating Paul Maurice’s gritty Hurricanes. With perhaps the greatest goaltending division in the history of the NHL in the Northwest with Kipper, Luongo, Theodore, Roloson and Fernandez, , could five teams from a single division all make it to the playoffs. With other goalie stars like Turco, Vokoun and Joseph, it’ll be a dog fight every game in the West. Perhaps the wide-open hockey it has been known in the past has changed, and a defence first approach era has begun