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

A selection of newspaper links to coverage of the major signings:

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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

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

Defenceman Rafalski signs with Red Wings

Free agent defenceman Brian Rafalski has agreed to a five-year, $30 million contract with the Detroit Red Wings. Rafalski is regarded as one of the top defenceman

They miss Souray in Sweden, too

Within hours, or days, defenceman Sheldon Souray might be a former Canadien. He's already a former member of Farjestad BK, so I had to dig back into the

Canada Day fireworks could come early on Sunday

The NHL's free-agency period begins at one minute past noon on Sunday EDT, and Habs Inside/Out will be keeping an eye on things to see how and

Salary cap going up to $50.3 million

In a news release today out of New York and Toronto: "The National Hockey League Players’ Association and the National Hockey League announced today that the Team Payroll