Theo comes back east

José Theodore to Washington: three years, $9 million.

Half of what he was making in Colorado in the last year of the contract he signed wit the Canadiens.

Busy day for Don Meehan … and it’s not 4 p.m.

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Kostitsyn locked up

According to TSN, the Canadiens have signed Andrei Kostitsyn to a three-year contract worth $3.25 million per season.

More details to come.

Good news!

AK46: three years, $3.25 million per

Seems about right, eh?

A Belarussian in the bag makes for a  great Canada Day.

Déja vu all over again

TSN reports as many as four teams have tabled offers for Mats Sundin, including one undisclosed team that is dangling a whopping $10 million per year on a multi-year

The action heats up …

  First UFA to switch teams: Radim Vrbata, Phoneix to Tampa Bay..


Three years, $9 million. He was making $1.225 million.

Significant because Vrbata's numbers – 27 goals, 29 assists –


As of 15 minutes ago, Mark Streit, Andrei Kostitsyn, Jaroslav Halak, Josh Gorges, Michael Ryder, Ryan O'Byrne and ... oh yeah, Mats Sundin ... became free

And they’re off …

TSN reports Washington has signed defenceman Mike Green to a four-year contract at $5.25 million per. Nice raise: he was making an entery-level $850,000.

The Capitals and Cristobal

The morning line

Marc De Foy of the Journal du Montréal wonders if the Canadiens are in the process of blowing their primary free agent target for the third

Waiting for Sundin

Estraguy: Nothing to be done.

Vladibob: I'm beginning to come round to that opinion. All my life I've tried to put it from me, saying Vladibob, be reasonable,

Market watch

Buffalo has signed Paul Gaustad to a four year contract worth $9.2 million. A seventh-round draft choice in 2000 who has developed into a decent physical forward (his