Scratch Hossa from Habs plans

Marian Hossa, one of the most sought-after free agents, has signed with the Stanley Cup champion Detroit Red Wings.

Hossa signed a one-year, $7.4 million deal with the Wings, the team that defeated Hossa`s Pittsburgh Penguins in the

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By granting free agency to players at a younger age, the new, post-lockout CBA was supposed to restrain the size of contracts.

More players hit the UFA market, and

Ryder rejoins Julien in Boston

Canadiens forward Michael Ryder has signed a three-year, $12-million contract with the Boston Bruins, rejoining coach Claude Julien, his mentor with the AHL Hamilton

Ryder to Boston

Three years at $4 million per.

Six occasions per season, plus playoffs, to prove Canadiens management was wrong about him.

This reunites Ryder with Claude Julien, who coached him

Streit on Long Island

Mark Streit has signed a five-year, $20.5 million contract with the New York Islanders.

The Swiss native, 30, scored 13 goals and 62 points in 81 games with the

Plus ça change …

When the free agent market opened for business at noon today, the Montreal Canadiens needed a big centre and number four defenceman.

It's 8 p.m., Bob Gainey.

Do you know

Rozsival stays put

Four years, $20 million. He was making $2.3 millio.

That's a better deal than Columbus signing Mike Commodore for five years, $18.75 million.

Bob McKenzie says San Jose and the

Plan Z?

Brian Rolston to New Jersey: 4 years, $20 million.

TSN says Edmonton has the inside track on Marian Hossa, with Canadiens running third.

And the phone-in schmucks have started blasting

Best/worst

TSN's best and worst moves of the day:

Mike Milbury: Best is the stillpending extension for Evgeni Malkin. Worst is Cristobal Huet in Chicago.

Darren Pang:  Best is Ty Conklin

Expensive rental

San Jose dealt Steve Bernier and a first-round draft choice for Brian Campbell, then lasted two rounds of the playoffs.

And Doug Wilson is one of the sharper general