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
Well the eve of free agency is upon us which can prove to be exciting, sometimes shocking and even disappointing for some, especially us Hab fans.
The top influential players does not mean the top best because that is a no-brainer. The top influential players created the game today. This list will not date back to the 1920’s or any thing like that.
Heading into free agency tomorrow, here are two models of plans the Rangers should be considering. Plan A will show a team that will continue to be competative but save some money and plan B will definitly include spending money but also definitly makes them one of the most feared teams in the league.
Mathieu Schneider is always up there among the leaders in defensive scoring, and is always an elite defenseman, and yet, his total Norris trophies? 0. His total all-star game appearances? 2.
According to TSN, the Boston Bruins have acquired Manny Fernandez from the Minnesota Wild in exchangefor a fourth round pick and Petr Kalus, a well touted prospect.
In other news, Keith Tkachuk has re-signed with the St. Louis Blues.
With all the talk of the Leafs throwing money around like drunken sailors hitting port for the first time in six months I just want to try and throw a little tidbit for you to ponder.
It’s the day before the free agency market! Montreal is a major buyer at this years UFA giveaway. But what do we really need? Sure we could try to go for Gomez and Yashin and Kariya, but will they lead us to the the 25 Stanley Cup? Here’s what our team looks like as of now, including our UFA’s who might leave. Now some might say we could insert Garth Murray or Aaron Downey into the (empty) spots, but (empty) signifies the lack of a solid player who will fill that spot all season barring injury.