The Chicago Blackhawks have signed defenceman Brian Campbell to an 8-year, $56.8 million contract. Brochu's take: The fact that Brian Campbell will make more money than Scott Niedermayer or Chris Pronger makes me sick in the stomach.
The New York Rangers have signed defenceman Wade Redden to a six-year, $39 million contract. Brochu's take: No wonder he went to the open market. Redden did not play well enough last season to garner this type of salary. But this is the "silly" season for a reason.
The Rangers also re-signed defenseman Michal Rozsival to a four-year, $20 million contract.
The Rangers also re-signed goalie Steve Valiquette. Terms were not disclosed.
The Rangers also signed forward Patrick Rissmiller to an undisclosed deal.
The New York Islanders have signed defenceman Mark Streit to a five-year, $20.5 million contract.
The Tampa Bay Lighting have signed goaltender Olaf Kolzig to a one-year, $1.5 million contract.
The Lightning have also signed forward David Koci to a one-year, two-way deal worth $525,000 in the NHL, $100,000 in the minors.
The Philadelphia Flyers have signed forward Nate Raduns to a one-year contract and forward Glen Metropolit to a two-year deal.
The Flyers also signed defenceman Ossi Vaananen to a one-year, $1 million contract.
The Buffalo Sabres have signed goaltender Patrick Lalime to a two-year, $2 million contract.
The Ottawa Senators have signed goaltender Alex Auld to a two-year, $2 million contract.