The Montreal Canadiens have signed forward Mathieu Darche to a contract.
The Habs also signed forward Brian Gionta to a 5-year, $25 million contract. Brochu's take: Gainey continues to make wholesale changes to his team. But at the same time, are they getting smaller?
The New York Rangers have signed forward Marian Gaborik to a 5-year, $37.5 million contract. Brochu's take: Sather really hates cap space. He despises cap space.
The Phoenix Coyotes have signed goalie Jason LaBarbera to a 2-year deal.
The Calgary Flames have signed forward Fredrik Sjostrom to a 2-year, $1.5 million contract.
The Chicago Blackhawks have signed forward John Madden to a 1-year, $2.75 million deal.
The Minnesota Wild have signed forward Martin Havlat to a 6-year, $30 million contract. Brochu's take: New GM Chuck Fletcher is doing a pretty good job signing free agents, at $5 million per year, Havlat is a bargain.
The Ottawa Senators have re-signed forward Chris Neil to a 4-year, $8 million contract.
The Atlanta Thrashers have re-signed forward Chris Thorburn.
The Boston Bruins have re-signed forward Mark Recchi to a 1-year, $1 million contract.
The Atlanta Thrashers have signed forward Nik Antropov to a 4-year, $16 million contract.