Free Agent Frenzy

GotNHL Shieldta love this! I am set up in my basement, TSN2HD on, Flames jersey on, bowl of cereal to my right and my laptop to my left! I will be updating as new deals (free agent signings & trades) come across the wire, so stay tuned inMike Cammalleri

3:55pm: Toronto signs Mike Komisarek to a 5 yr deal worth $4.5m per year

3:37pm: Mike Cammalleri signs with the Montreal Canadiens for 5 years and $30m total. -Concerns that TSN analysts had: very little supporting cast in Montreal. Can Cammalleri score 39 goals again without Iginla, Langkow, Conroy?

3:36pm: Minnesota signs Greg Zanon for $5.2m over 3 years

3:26pm: update on previously listed Maple Leafs trade. Kubina traded to Atlanta for Garnet Exelby. Another solid move by Burke. Exleby is a solid defender and is also cheaper and younger than Kubina.

3:15pm: Colorado signs David Koci to a 1 yr, $0.575m deal

3:11pm: San Jose re-signs Kent Huskins to a 2 year deal worth $1.7m per year

2:57pm: Pittsburgh signs Mike Rupp for 2 years at $0.825m per year

2:57pm: Hal Gill signs with Montreal for 2 years and $4.5m

2:39pm: Ian Laperierre signs with Philadelphia for 3 years and $3.5m

2:33pm: Scott Clemmensen signs with Florida for 3 years and $3.6m

2:02pm: Adam Pardy re-signs with the Calgary FlamesNikolai Khabibulin

2:01pm: Edmonton Oilers sign Nikolai Khabibulin to a 4 yr contract worth $15m. -The best thing to happen in Edmonton in years. The Bulin Wall is a Flame killer! He’ll be running up against those Flames six times next season and should be a steal at $3.75m per year.

2:00pm: Erik Cole re-signs with Carolina Hurricanes for 2 years and $5.8m total

1:49pm: Jaro Spacek has signed a 3 year $11.5m with the Montreal Canadiens. -Can you say hugely overpaid? Montreal is going downhill fast. Ship out a former first-round pick and top defensive prospect and replace him with an aging underachiever?

1:30pm: Brian Boucher signs with the Philadelphia Flyers for 2 years and $1.85m

1:24pm: Vancouver Canucks have signed Aaron Rome to a 1 yr deal worth $0.525m

1:21pm: Lukas Krajicek has re-signed with Tampa for 1 year

1:17pm: Joel Ward re-signs with Nashville for 2 years at $1.5m per year

1:08pm: Scott Niedermayer signs a 1 yr contract worth $6m with Anahiem. -Really no surprise here. Next question; will brother Rob re-sign?

12:55pm: New York Rangers sign Donald Brashear to a 2 yr deal totaling $2.8m

12:50pm: Washington Capitals have signed Mike Knuble to a 2 yr deal worth $2.8m per year. What a great signing Capitals Flyers Hockeyfor Washington! Knuble is going to open up space in the offensive zone for Ovechkin, Backstrom, Semin and all those flashy boys. He will be a big body to park in front of the net on the powerplay and will establish a presence that Washington previously did not have.

12:39pm: Steve Montador signs with the Buffalo Sabres for 2 yrs at $1.55m per year. -Great depth signing for the Sabres. Montador is a very underrated defenseman. While he isn’t top 4 material, he is a very reliable and capable top 6 guy.Dwayne Roloson

12:38pm: Ville Koistenin signs with the Florida Panthers

12:31pm: Chicago Blackhawks sign Tomas Kopecky to a 2 year contract

12:23pm: Dwayne Roloson signs with the NYI for 2 years totaling $5m. -Interesting signing for the Islanders. How will this play out with Rick DiPietro already locked in? I expected Roloson to be a 1B goalie on Long Island in 2009-10 with DiPietro coming off an injury-riddled season.

12:11pm: Ty Conklin signs with St. Louis for 2 years and $2.6m. -He’s been to three Stanley Cup Finals &  three Winter Classic the past five seasons with three different teams…what’s in store for the Blues?Craig Anderson

12:04pm: Tampa signs Matt Walker for $6.8m over 4 years

11:57am: Craig Anderson signs with Colorado for 2 years totaling $3.6m. -Love this signing! Craig Anderson was very underrated and under appreciated in Florida last year. He will have a legitimate chance to challenge for the starting spot in Colorado’s crease in 2009-10.Wild Red Wings Hockey

11:47am: Marian Hossa has signed with the Chicago Blackhawks for 12 years and $62.4m

11:47am: Florida Panthers re-sign David Booth to 6 year contract worth $25.5m

11:44am: Toronto trades Pavel Kubina to the Atlanta Thrashers for Colby Armstrong. -Not yet confirmed. Colby Armstrong has apparently now been removed from this trade discussion.

11:12am: Toronto signs Colton Orr to a 4 year deal at $1m per year. -Solid pick up for Brian Burke and the Leafs. Good two-way player who can mix it up and isn’t a liability in his ownNHL/ end.

10:57am: Montreal re-signs Alex Kovalev for 2 years averaging $4.4m per year. –It now appears that this deal has fallen through

10:45am: Radek Dvorak re-signs with Florida Panthers for $3.4m over 2 yrs. -Good depth player for the Panthers last season with 36pts in 81GP. Not a bad price for someone like Dvorak.

10:22am: Mattias Ohlund has signed with the Tampa Bay Lightning for 7 yrs averaging $3.75m per

year. -With Hedman and Ohlund on D, Tampa is starting to look like a legitimate NHL team again.

Ohlund will receive $22.5m of the $24.5m in the first 5 years of the contract

Mattias Ohlund

As expected, this day has started off with a bang and we haven’t even hit 10am yet. Let’s go!

9:12am: Henrik & Daniel Sedin re-sign with the Vancouver Canucks  for 5 yrs each, both at $6.1m per year



~ by manovrboard on July 1, 2009.

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