Canadiens sign centreman Smolinski for one year

Smolinski in action last season.
Courtesy Vancouver Canucks

The Canadiens lost one centreman this afternoon wi

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Bonk signs two-year deal with Nashville

Canadiens centreman Radek Bonk is now a member of the Nashville Predators, having just signed a two-year

Gainey empty-handed despite a serious effort

The Fourth Period offers this almost sad review of what Canadiens general manager Bob Gainey tried to do, failed to do, and what might now hope to

Is Preissing headed to Los Angeles?

The Ottawa Sun reports today that Senaturs UFA defenceman Tom Preissing is headed to the Los Angeles Kings, though a deal has yet to be

Press view of their teams’ signings – or lack of same

A selection of newspaper links to coverage of the major signings:
Philadelphia Inquirer on Daniel Brière;
New York Daily News on Scott Gomez and Chris Drury;

Captain Canada opts for Colorado

Ryan Smyth, aka Captain Canada for his role in international hockey, signed with the Colorado Avalanche late last night, for $31.25 million over five years. The Denver Post

All (most of) the gory signing details…

TSN has provided a real-time signing tracker today, now including defenceman Scott Hannan signing a four-year, $18-million contract with the Colorado

Rangers sign coveted forwards Gomez and Drury

Add the New York Rangers to the teams at the checkout line today, signing free-agent forwards Scott Gomez and Chris Drury. Gomez signs on for $51.5 million

Schneider replacing Niedermayer, who nears retirement

Former Canadien Mathieu Schneider won't be returning to the Montreal blue line, having played seven seasons and won a Stanley Cup here: he's just signed a two-year

Brière passes on Canadiens for monster deal with Flyers

Daniel Brière: Philly-bound
Courtesy sabresfans.com

The Philadelphia Flyers today did not dive into the Canada Day free-agent pool, they cannonballed into it, signing centre Daniel Briere to an