Author Archives: Trade Man

Blackhawks’ Kane could miss remainder of regular season

Patrick Kane was injured in the second period during the Blackhawks’ 4-0 win over the St. Louis Blues and could miss the remainder of the regular season.

Do the Oilers continue to develop Yakupov or consider trading former No. 1 pick?

What should the Edmonton Oilers do with Nail Yakupov?

Do they work with him and take several steps back, consider him just a project like any other draft pick — not the first name called — and hope he finds some hockey sense to go with his hockey skill? You need both.

Or do they seriously investigate trading a 20-year-old with 111 games on his NHL resume?

This and That – Tidbits

Is it possible Hockey Hall of Famer Glen Sather, 70, may be thinking of retiring as a general manager if the New York Rangers make the playoffs this season? I’ve heard that. There was no response to a recent inquiry by me from Sather. If true, the Oilers can get his banner raised next season. The Oilers have put off a ceremony because Sather, the first member of the Oilers’ organization to make the HHOF in 1997, has been a GM with another team.

Callahan On WFAN: I Never Thought About Being Traded, Leaving The Rangers

In the end, Ryan Callahan said he still saw himself as a Ranger.

The Blueshirts’ former captain spoke to WFAN’s Mike Francesa on Wednesday afternoon and said he never thought about calling another city home until the trade with Tampa Bay for Martin St. Louis was actually made.

TSN’s Dreger rips Nail Yakupov, says it’s unlikely he will be with Edmonton Oilers next season

This came in during Thursday night’s broadcast, information from TSN hockey insider Darren Dreger about the uncertain fate of Nail Yakupov on the Edmonton Oilers.