From NY Times.com Slap Shot blog:
The N.H.L. season begins in seven nights and did you know that Chris
Higgins is now with the Florida Panthers? It all starts next Thursday
and you’ve only got seven nights to catch up on this summer’s roster
Back in the days of the Original Six — and even the Original 21 —
players stayed with their teams longer. They were identified with those
teams and the teams drew their identity from their players.
It’s quite different now, especially with free agency kicking in at
age 26 and the salary cap forcing teams to move players around — and
even out — of the league.
So here’s our annual handy chart to help you track some familiar
veteran N.H.L. names who are now in unfamiliar places. If we missed a
veteran worth including, feel free to add it in the comments section.
Keep in mind that some well-known players, like Bill Guerin (with the
Flyers) and Mark Parrish (with the Sabres), are in N.H.L. camps only on
tryout contracts and have not been signed for the season. Others, like
Sheldon Souray (Oilers) and Wade Redden (Rangers) remain property of
their clubs — at least for the time being — even though they may not
play for them this season.
Key additions – Fredrik Modin, LW/RW; Nigel Dawes, LW; Freddie Meyer, D;
Chris Mason, G; Brent Sopel, D; Ben Eager, LW; Andrew Ladd, Dustin
Key departures – Colby Armstrong, RW; Johan Hedberg, G; Marty Reasoner,
C; Slava Kozlov, LW; Pavel Kubina, D.