First important signing after the noon market opening: USA Today’s Kevin Allen writes that Mattias Ohlund has signed with Tampa Bay. Bob MacKenzie reports it is a seven-year deal.
Please let us know if you come across any news as you surf the net and the twitters.
If you need to catch up at any time, here is TSN’s tracker.
Reports: Radek Dvorak re-signs with Florida, $3.4 M over two years. Not a big deal.
Rumors: Chicago interested in Hossa. Observation: Welcome to the club.
Reports: Kovalev re-signs with Montreal, $8.8M over two years.
Saw this one coming a mile away and predicted it yesterday: Leafs sign Rangers enforcer Colton Orr. I must say, for four years at $1M per, I thought he would be worth keeping. But we saw that John Tortorella scratched him from Game 6 and Game 7. Nobody likes the tough guys like Leafs GM Brian Burke.
Devils re-sign Andy Greene, via Tom Gulitti. Who rules, by the way.
Florida re-signs David Booth for six years.
Toronto Star reports that Toronto traded Pavel Kubina to Atlanta.
ESPN reporting that the Kovalev signing is NOT done.
TSN reporting Hossa signed with Chicago.
Denver Post reports that Avalanche signed G Craig Anderson.
Just an aside: If the Hossa deal is really for 12 years, that’s completely insane. Safe to say the Rangers won’t make the worst move today.
TSN reporting that Tampa Bay added Matt Walker for four years.
Another aside: Marian Hossa was once traded from Ottawa by John Muckler, with Greg DeVries, for Dany Heatley.
TSN reports Ty Conklin signed with St. Louis.
Reports: Islanders sign G Dwayne Roloson for two years, $5M … Roloson confirms it; tells TSN Edmonton only offered one year.
Reports: Chicago also signs Tomas Kopecky for two years.
TSN now saying Scott Niedermayer might be talking to several teams, including the Devils, and not necessarily re-signing with Anaheim.
THIS JUST IN: The Rangers are really about to sign Donald Brashear.
Buffalo signed Steve Montador.
Brashear signing is completely official now.
Capitals signed Mike Knuble.
The Brashear numbers, according to TSN: Two years, $1.4 million per. So why the heck not just keep Colton Orr for $1 M per???? Brashear can’t play, is hated by Rangers fans, and violated the Rangers in the playoffs. Makes no sense to me.
Scott Niedermayer re-signed for one year, $6 M with Anaheim. Brother Rob is still available.
TSN says 16 signees have totalled $137.6 M today. Where’s the recession? And only $2.8 M spent by NYR.