8:00PM EST update:
My brain is somewhat de-fried. Iginla to Boston. Again. A lot of coin… even with his proven production and such.
Matt Cooke to… Minnesota? I know a few Wild fans (not really, but in theory) who will hate this. You won’t find a more vilified opposition player than Cooke in Minnesota. Three years and $7.5 million.
The Wild were busy, shipping out Devin Setoguchi to new division rival Winnipeg in exchange for a second round draft pick. Fantasy analysis on this deal will be up later.
Edmonton signed former Isles prospect Jesse Joenssu to a two-year deal. Missed this one earlier. A kind of interesting signing. Has a lot of talent, yet to put it together though.
5:30 PM EST update:
After four cups of coffee, close to 15,000 words written, and way too many tweets sent out, my brain and my fingers need a break. Back in a few – Angus.
4:30 PM EST update:
The Canucks have signed center Brad Richardson. Two year deal worth $1.15 million per season. This is the end of Max Lapierre in Vancouver. Richardson will likely center line three with Hansen and Booth or Higgins (as things stand right now).
Jeff Schultz signs a one-year deal with the Kings for $700k. The Kings losing Scuderi and replacing with Schultz is a huge downgrade defensively, but Scuderi wanted to return to Pittsburgh from what it sounds like.
4:00 PM update:
Yannick Weber to Vancouver – one year, one way, $650k. Good depth signing. He never really got a fair shake in Montreal, and was passed over on the depth chart by Nate Beaulieu.
Seven year extension for Travis Hamonic, at a shade under $4 million per. Great term and amount, but remember he is giving up four FA and three UFA years. So on the open market this equates to a much bigger contract. That being said, he is already arguably the most important defenseman on that roster. Monster upside – think of a more physical Brent Seabrook.
3:30PM EST update:
Bobby Ryan has been traded to