Maple Leafs: Toronto Signs Alexander Barabanov

The Toronto Maple Leafs have signed forward Alexander Barabanov to a one-year deal on an entry-level contract, the team announced Tuesday. The 25-year-old was a KHL star, skating for SKA St. Petersburg before venturing over to the National Hockey League. In 43 games this season, he managed 20 points – including 11 goals. In theContinue reading “Maple Leafs: Toronto Signs Alexander Barabanov”

Halak Signs With Blues

Jaroslav Halak, the former Montreal Canadiens goalie, has signed a 4-year deal with the St. Louis Blues. The deal is worth $15 million. Halak was acquired by the Blues last month in exchange for Lars Eller and Ian Schultz after the Habs decided not to go with the goalie who got them into Cup contention.Continue reading “Halak Signs With Blues”

Gustavsson Signs Extension

With the playoffs roaring along, the Toronto Maple Leafs have given goalie Jonas Gustavsson a two-year contract extension. He’ll earn an average of $1.35 million a season under the extension. The extension proves that the Leafs have at least some faith in their goaltender and should give Gustavsson some confidence going into the new season.Continue reading “Gustavsson Signs Extension”

Chelios Signs with Atlanta

Veteran defenceman Chris Chelios has been snapped up by the Atlanta Thrashers. The 48-year-old has spent 25 seasons in the National Hockey League and was released by the Detroit Red Wings after last season. He went on to spend time with the Thrasher’s affiliate Chicago Wolves in the AHL and posted 21 points in 44Continue reading “Chelios Signs with Atlanta”

Canucks Lock Up Coach Vigneault

In locking up head coach Alain Vigneault through to the 2012-2013 NHL season, the Vancouver Canucks have sealed the puzzle for the upcoming season and seem to have all the pieces in place. Vigneault’s contract would have expired at the conclusion of the 2009-2010 season and might have left some question marks on the club’sContinue reading “Canucks Lock Up Coach Vigneault”