TSN reports that the Toronto Maple Leafs signed Jason Blake to a five year deal worth $20.
According to ESPN, the Rangers have signed Scotty Gomez and it is believed to be a seven year deal. More clarification to follow. Sportsnet.ca confirms that the Rangers signed both Scotty Gomez and Chris Drury.
According to Bob Mackenzie, the Edmonton Oilers and the Philadelphia Flyers have made a 4-player swap.
The deal goes like this:
TO EDMONTON: Joni Pitkanen-D, Geoff Sanderson-F, 3rd Rounder (2009)
TO PHILLY: Joffrey Lupul-F, Jason Smith-D
According to TheFourthPeriod.com’s free agent alert updates:
6:11pm – Ryan Smyth appears close to inking a deal with the Colorado Avalanche, believed to be a five-year contract worth over $6 million per season.
According to TSN.ca, the Detroit Red Wings have signed Brian Rafalski to a five year deal worth $30M.
From Sportsnet.ca. Details to follow.
RDS.ca also reports the acquisition.
TSN reports it is an eight year deal worth $52M, averaging $6.5M.
The Anaheim Ducks have signed defenceman Mathieu Schneider to a two-year deal paying him $5.5 million and $5.75 million.
Courtesy of TSN.ca:
The Florida Panthers have dipped into the free agent market, signing winger Richard Zednik to a two-year deal ($1.5 million and $1.75 million), and forward Brett McLean to three-year deal worth $1.7 million per year.
According to TSN, Tom Poti signed a four year deal, $3.5M a season, with the Washington Capitals.
The Penguins have re-signed Ryan Whitney.
The Atlanta Thrashers kicked off the free agent season with the first official signing.
Sharks Website Reports San Jose Sharks Executive Vice President and General Manager Doug Wilson announced today that the club has signed Center Joe Thornton to a three-year contract extension, which will keep the 2006 Hart Trophy winner in San Jose through the 2011 season.
I know everyone’s mind is set on free agency at this time of year, but I’ve been thiking about writting this for awhile now and finally had the time. I spent a lot of time trying to understand and the more I think about it, the more I’m pissed…
With less than 5 hours to go, here are my best guesses as to what’s going down