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 in the Q and with the Canadiens.


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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


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

Brian Campbell

To Chicago, says McKenzie.

Eight years, $7.1 million per.

So one defenceman and two goaltenders: $20 million in Chicago.

Utter madness.

And Dale Tallon says he's keeping Cristobal Huet AND Nikolai


Mats Sundin's agent, J.P. Barry, acknowledged Vancuver's crazy offer – $20 million, salary and bonuses, over two years – and told TSN the Canadiens are "going in another

TSN signs on

Duthie in the host's chair.

Bob McKenzie has his laptop flipped own and he's working his BlackBerry.

News from Edmonton: Oilers making a "hard push" for Hossa.

Alex Auld to