Author Archives: Trade Man

Buffalo, Washington and Anaheim talk

Many players could be shuffling out of Buffalo, including defensemen Christian Ehrhoff and Tyler Myers and forwards Chris Stewart and Drew Stafford.

Capitals GM George McPhee is in the last year of his contract, so this season’s outcome could decide his future in Washington. Jaroslav Halak did his part by winning his first game since arriving from Buffalo in a trade.

Canucks brass must resist panic

Canuck rumour I: That the Aquilini family forced Tortorella on Gillis. Verdict: Skeptical. The choice came down to Tortorella or John Stevens, whose name you are going to hear a lot for any openings this summer. I believe there was an agreement to go with the more experienced candidate.

Ottawa Senators’ Ales Hemsky non-committal

Ales Hemsky is fine with living in hotels for the next month and, he hopes, weeks beyond that.

In fact, right now he doesn’t even want to think about where he’ll finally unpack his bags and stay awhile.

Eligible to test the free agent waters in July, Hemsky is being watched closely by Senators management as it determines if he’d be a good fit with the team going forward.

Brodeur still wants to play

 

Marty St. Louis era draws to a sad ending

He was always one of the smallest players on the ice.

How then can the departure of Marty St. Louis leave such a large hole?

The Lightning not only traded away the best player in its history Wednesday, it also traded away a good chunk of its heart and a pound of its soul.