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 Bob Gainey on CKAC


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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

Why capitalism is great

On the day Christobal Huet signed for almost $6 million a year, Starbucks announced it  is closing 600 stores in the

The cap squeeze

In guessing where Mats Sundin and Marian Hossa are going to end up, consider the contenders' salary  cap situations:

Canadiens have 20 players under contract and are $10.9 million

First RFA offer sheet

Vancouver Canucks for David Backes: three years at $2.5 million per year. Compensation is a second round pick.

St. Louis must match within seven days or he goes to Vancouver.


Huet to Chicago

Four years, $5.625 million per.

So will they move Khabibulin?I can't see the Blackhawks tying up nearly $12 million in two galtenders.

Other signings: Cory Stillman to Florida, three years,