The Nashville Predators have signed forward Martin Erat to a seven-year, $31.5 million contract. Erat was due to be a restricted free agent. Brochu's take: Was GM David Poile afraid that Erat was going to get an offer sheet? $4.5 million per year for a player that has scored around 60 points a year just doesn't make much sense.
The Carolina Hurricanes on Monday announced that the club has agreed to terms of a one-year contract with defenseman Bryan Rodney. The deal, which includes a $30,000 signing bonus, will pay Rodney $500,000 at the NHL level and $55,000 at the minor league level.
The Montreal Canadiens have signed forward Ryan White to a three-year, entry-level contract.The St. Louis Blues have signed forward Lars Eller to a three-year, entry level contract.