The San Jose Sharks have traded defensemen Christian Ehrhoff and Brad Lukowich to the Vancouver Canucks in exchange for defenseman Daniel Rahimi and forward Patrick White. Brochu's take: For the Sharks, this is a bit of a salary dump. With Ehrhoff and Lukowich off the books, the Sharks free up around $5.5 million in cap space. For the Canucks, they have significantly improved their defensive depth, while also acquiring assets in preparation for a trade.
The Canucks have also officially signed defenseman Mathieu Schneider to a one-year, $1.5 million contract. Brochu's take: A sweetheart deal with GM Mike Gillis' old client.
The Tampa Bay Lightning have signed forward Alex Tanguay to a one-year, $3.25 million deal. Brochu's take: You have to wonder why it took so long, but regardless, this makes the Bolts a more dynamic offensive team.
The Lightning have also re-signed defenseman Matt Lashoff to a two-year deal.
The New York Islanders have signed forward Tony Romano to a three-year, entry-level contract.
The St. Louis Blues have re-signed forward Chris Porter and Justin Fletcher to two and one-year deals, respectively.
The New Jersey Devils have re-signed defenseman Mark Fraser and forward Patrick Davis to one-year deals.
The Boston Bruins have re-signed goalie Kevin Regan to a one-year deal.