Rafalski Gets his Wings

According to TSN.ca, the Detroit Red Wings have signed Brian Rafalski to a five year deal worth $30M.

Briere a Flyer

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.

Schneider A Duck


The Anaheim Ducks have signed defenceman Mathieu Schneider to a two-year deal paying him $5.5 million and $5.75 million.

Zednik, McLean Panthers

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.

Tom Poti a Capital

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.

Thrashers sign C White to 4-year deal

The Atlanta Thrashers kicked off the free agent season with the first official signing.

Joe Thornton Re-signs

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.

Montreal Canadiens: I'm confused…

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…

UFA Predicted Destinations

With less than 5 hours to go, here are my best guesses as to what’s going down

Au Revoir Sheldon

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.

Top Influencial Players of All-time

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.

Rangers Potential Plans Heading Into Tomorrow

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.

Under Appreciated: The Mathieu Schneider Story

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.