Found July 02, 2012 on HockeyBuzz:
Winger Joey Crabb has signed a free agent deal with the Washington Capitals for one year and a reported $950,000. The 29 year old Alaska native played 67 games with the Leafs last season and scored 11 goals, 15 assists. The departure of Crabb was expected, as the Leafs have a number of young forwards who played for the Toronto Marlies(Jerry D'Amigo, Nazem Kadri, Carter Ashton, Joe Colborne)...

TSN, Sending Up Semin

We in Washington have, understandably, a conflicted view of Alexander Semin. To be sure, we’re aware of his numerous and infuriating faults: so often, he seemed invisible; so often, he seemed capable of so much more. Yet we’ve also had the best seat in hockey to witness his extraordinary exhibitions of sublime skill: the wicked wrister that has almost no rival; that other-worldly...

Wings sign backup goaltender Jonas Gustavsson to a 2-year, $3 million dollar deal

According to, the Wings made their first free agent signing of the offseason by tabbing goaltender Jonas Gustavsson to a two year deal worth $3 million dollars ($1.5 million annually). Last season, the “Monster” as he is commonly known as appeared in 42 games for the Leafs going 17-17 with a 4 OT loses and 4 shootout loses. He also compiled a .902 save percentage...

Capitals Announce Development Camp Schedule, Roster

The Washington Capitals have announced their annual Summer Development Camp schedule and the preliminary roster of Capitals prospects expected to attend.  The final roster will also include camp invitees and will be announced later.  Capitals Summer Development Camp On Ice Schedule Monday, July 9 Group A on ice at 9 a.m.; Group B on ice at 10:45 a.m.; Scrimmage at 3 p.m. Tuesday...

Armstrong signs 1-year contract with Canadiens

Colby Armstrong is joining the Montreal Canadiens after the Toronto Maple Leafs bought out the final year of his contract. The veteran forward signed a $1 million, one-year deal with the Habs on Sunday. Armstrong's two seasons in Toronto were hampered by injuries. The 29-year-old appeared in just 29 games last season, scoring one goal and three points. Armstrong has a past...

Capitals Sign Two Defensemen

The Washington Capitals have signed unrestricted free agent defenseman Garrett Stafford and restricted free agent defenseman Kevin Marshall to one-year contracts. Stafford, 32, is an AHL-level offensive defenseman.  He has appeared in 7 career NHL games for Detroit, Dallas, and Phoenix, posting 2 assists.  He spent last season split between Hamilton and Portland of the AHL. ...

Maple Leafs sign center, defenseman

The Toronto Maple Leafs signed center Jay McClement to a two-year contract Sunday. The team also announced the signing of minor-league defenseman Mike Kostka to a one-year deal. McClement, a second-round draft pick by the St. Louis Blues in 2001, comes to the Leafs from the Colorado Avalanche, where he played the past two seasons. His contract is worth $3 million over the next...

Capitals Free Agency Preview

Note: This article was meant to be posted on June 30th, but I lost power on Friday night and just had it restored today. Therefore, some of the information might be outdated. George McPhee and the Washington Capitals were the champions of the off-season last year but the moves they made didn’t quite have the on ice results most were hoping for. Whether you want to blame injuries...

Colby Armstrong Signs With Montreal

Not a big signing by any stretch of the imagination but Montreal needs some sort of scoring somewhere and Armstrong is a cheap option for them. Colby is intent on proving that he can still be a factor in the NHL but at this point any chance of that is slim. Another low risk, somewhat [...]

Red Wings sign Jonas “the Monster” Gustavsson

Per Sportsnet’s Mark Spector: Our @maydayhockey says G Jonas Gustavsson has signed with Detroit. Sportsnet is reporting 2 years, $1.5 million per season. Update: the Windsor Star’s Bob Duff confirms. Former Leafs G Jonas Gustavsson signs 2 year deal with #redwings.

Free Agent Folly

Photo by the Washington Post George McPhee cannot win. Heading in to free agency on July 1st, many expected the Capitals’ General Manager to make a splash – like he has in almost every other free agency period during his tenure. But as Sunday and Monday past, only Joey Crabb, a bottom six forward, was added to the Washington player corps.  There was no winger to replace...
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