Wednesday, August 17, 2005

More Free Agent Signings

Today the NHL's free agent frenzy continued. Since my last post, we have seen teams start to look again at signing unrestricted free agents, after the deadline for restricted free agents to accept their qulaifying offers passed, which had led to a bunch of RFA signings earlier this week.

Phoenix signed Curtis Joseph from Detroit. He should be an adequate starting goalie, if he can stay healthy. TSN's story is here.

Josef Stumpel signed with Florida, leaving Boston. He should be one of the Panthers better forwards. TSN's story is here.

Anson Carter leaves Los Angeles to come to Vancouver. They hope he will bounce back from a poor season and be a productive forward. TSN's story is here.

Colorado signs Curtis Leschyshyn from Ottawa. He should be a depth guy on defence. TSN's story is here. Also, Colorado resigns David Aebischer, Peter Budaj, Tom Lawson, Vitaliy Kolesnik, Brett Clark and Paul Healey. TSN's story is here. Kolesnik is a very interesting signing after his excellent showing for Kazakhstan at the World Hockey Championships.

Alexander Mogilny signs with New Jersey, leaving Toronto. If Mogilny is healthy, he will contribute as a top forward, but his health is a big question mark. TSN's story is here.

Washington signs famous son Chris Bourque to an entry level contract. TSN's story is here.

Boston resigns Travis Green. TSN's story is here.

New York Islanders resign Brent Sopel. TSN's story is here.

Once again, I think that when we look back at these moves, in hindsight, some will be very significant to the upcoming season, but they are very hard to find in advance.

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