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Scott Thornton to Los Angeles - Two years, $1.5 million per year.Ni link yet except home page... added 4:55pm, TSN still has not linked to this story. If you heard anything, please leave a comment. added 5:52pm, Link to TSN is now in the comment section of this post. Thanks to a reader for the heads up.
Centre Marc Savard has a new home for the 2006-07 season, signing a five-year $20 million contract with the Boston Bruins.
from the News & Observer,
With Martin Gerber opting out after losing his job to Cam Ward in the playoffs, the Carolina Hurricanes looked south for a new No. 2 and signed John Grahame from the Tampa Bay Lightning on Saturday.
per Fan 590, 4 years, $20 million. added 3:20pm, Now on home page of TSN as breaking news!!! added 3:21pm, Link now available from TSN...
Ed Jovanovski's name is off the free agent shopping list, as the Phoenix Coyotes have signed the veteran blueliner to a five-year contract.
Zdeno Chara's days with Ottawa Senators are over, as the giant defenceman signed with the Boston Bruins.update 3:03pm, By the way, Fan 590 just had another update, NO MENTION OF CHARA!!! Well, I guess we can put it this way, they only missed by about 3000 miles. But very poor journalism by not correcting their mistake. update 3:08pm, Now Fan 590 reports Chara to Boston at $7.5 million for five years. added 3:55pm, Bruins press release on Chara...
Fan 590 reporting Sporsnet is saying Chara is a LA King. added 2:27pm, still waiting for a verification link from Sportsnet. But I heard it myself at their last update.... added 2:42pm, Fan 590 just had their sports udpate, now saying "paper work not completed so you can scratch that one for now". added 2:49pm, They are now back to WC soccer talk. Do you think they would explain this a little more?
I have had some emails asking what the compensation is for signing Group 2 FAs. Directly from the NHL FREE AGENTS SUBJECT TO COMPENSATION AND RIGHT TO MATCH - GROUP 2 Players who have been tendered a qualifying offer by their respective Clubs and are subject to draft-choice compensation and right to match. The draft choice compensation scale is based on compensation offered by the new Club: OFFER COMPENSATION $660,000 or below None Over $660,000 to $1 million Third-round choice Over $1 million to $2.0 million Second-round choice Over $2.0 million to $3.0 million First-round and third-round choice Over $3.0 million to $4.0 million First-round, second-round and third-round choice Over $4.0 million to $5.0 million Two first-round choices, one second- and one third-round choice Over $5 million Four first-round choices Instead of listing the Group 2 FAs, just go to the TSN Free Agent List I mentioned in an earlier post. I am sure they will be updating as players sign.
Signings that don't knock your socks off will be posted in this thread throughout the day. via TSN,
The Nashville Predators have re-signed goaltender Chris Mason to a two-year deal worth a total of $2.5 million.added 1:28pm, from the Washington Capitals,
The Washington Capitals have re-signed goaltender Brent Johnson, vice president and general manager George McPhee announced today. In keeping with club policy, financial terms of the deals were not disclosed.added 1:41pm, via TSN,
The New York Rangers President have signed restricted free agent defenseman Karel Rachunek. Rachunek, 26, skated in 45 games with Yaroslavl Lokomotiv of the Russian Hockey League last season, collecting 11 goals and 20 assists for 31 points, along with 73 penalty minutes and a plus-14 rating.Also, I have added Sportsnet's Free Agent Tracker and a list of FA from TSN. You can find the link on the left sidebar of the hockey page under Hockey Links. added 1:54pm, via TSN, Blue Jackets sign depth players, including Anders Eriksson. added 2:28pm, via TSN,
The Atlanta Thrashers have re-signed veteran right winger Scott Mellanby to a one-year, $1-million contract.added 5:19pm, Andy Delmore to the Bolts.
from RDS (translated),
Hurricanes of the Caroline rewarded the defender Mike Commodore while making him sign a two year old contract. He was an autonomous player with restriction. The back which helped its team to gain the Stanley cut will touch wages of 1,2 million in 2006-07 and 1,3 million in 2007-08.
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