Jason Chimera - Phoenix Coyotes to AS Varese (ITA) Michael Nylander - New York Rangers has left Karpat (FIN) Brian Willsie - Washington Capitals has left Olimpija Ljubljana (SLO) Garth Snow - New York Islanders has left SKA St.Petesburg (RUS)
Jose Theodore - Montreal Canadiens to Djurgarden (SWE) Manny Fernandez - Minnesota Wild to Lulea (SWE) Mike Comrie - Phoenix Coyotes has been released by Farjestads BK (SWE) Eric Boguniecki - St.Louis Blues has left Nurnberg (GER) Ladislav Nagy - Phoenix Coyotes has left Kosice (SLO) and signed with Mora IK (SWE) Brad Richards - Tampa Bay has left AK Bars Kazan (RUS)
Rob Di Maio - Dallas Stars has left Langnau (SWI) and signed with Vipers Milano (ITA) Michael Nylander - New York Rangers has left Karpat (FIN) and signed with SKA St.Petersburg (RUS) Markus Naslund - Vancouver Canucks has signed with MoDo (SWE) Teppo Numminen - Dallas Stars to HC Lugano (SWI) Tomas Vokoun - Nashville Predators has left Znojemsti (CZE) and signed with HIFK Helsinki (FIN) Oleg Kvasha - New York Islanders has been loaned by Severstal (RUS) to CSKA Moscow (RUS) Manny Legace - Detroit Red Wings to Khimik Voskresensk (RUS) Nik Antropov - Toronto Maple Leafs from AK Bars Kazan (RUS) to Salavat Yulaev (RUS)
Eric Belanger - Los Angeles Kings to HC Bolzano (ITA) Stephane Quintal - Los Angeles Kings to HC Asiago (ITA) Fernando Pisani - Edmonton Oilers to HC Asiago (ITA) Bryan Allen - Vancouver Canucks to Khimik Voskresensk (RUS) Adrian Aucoin - New York Islanders to MoDo (SWE) Pavel Brendl - Carolina Hurricanes has left Jokipojat (FIN) and signed with Thurgau (SWI) Jonathan Ceechoo - San Jose Sharks to HV71 (SWE) Marian Gaborik - Minnesota Wild has left Dukla Trencin and signed with Farjestads BK (SWE) Kenny Jonsson - NY Islanders to Rogle BK (SWE) Kirill Koltsov - Vancouver Canucks to Avangard Omsk (RUS) Manny Malhotra - Columbus Blue Jackets has left Olimpjia Ljubljana and signed with HV71 (SWE) Ethan Moreau - Edmonton Oilers to EC Heraklith VSV (AUT) Mark Mowers - Detroit Red Wings to MIF Redhawks (SWE) Janne Niinimaa NY Islanders has left MIF Redhawks (SWE) and signed with Karpat (FIN) Igor Radulov - Chicago Blackhawks to Spartak Moscow (RUS) Teemu Selanne - Colorado Avalanche to Jokerit Helsinki (FIN) Todd White - Ottawa Senators to Sodertalje SK (SWE) Brendan Witt - Washington Capitals to Bracknell Bees (ENG) Andrei Zyuzin - Minnesota Wild to Severstal Cherepovets (RUS)
Albi, if my memory serves me correctly, isn't there some sort of "holiday freeze" on rosters in many of the European leagues? We could be seeing all the signings to beat the freeze if there is one...
Yes, you're right, I also thought about it, though the "roster freeze" is different from league to league. In my opinion, plain and simple, NHL players are loosing their faith in an agreement between the owners and the NHLPA, and they want to get the best seats before the stands are full. The words of Todd White and Ethan Moreau are a clear sign of this trend.
Chris Clark - Calgary Flames to Storhamar (NOR) Kent McDonell - Columbus Blues Jackets to EV Duisburg (GER) Miroslav Satan - Buffalo Sabres to Slovan Bratislava (SLO) Jeff Halpern - Washington Capitals to Kloten (SWI)
Chris MacAllister - New York Rangers to Newcastle Vipers (GBR) Trevor Letowski - Columbus Blue Jackets to Fribourg (SWI) Martin Havlat - Ottawa Senators has left Dynamo Moscow (RUS) Serge Aubin - Atlanta Thrashers to Genevè Servette (SWI) Martin Prusek - Ottawa Senaors has been loaned from HC Vitkovice (CZE) to Znojemsti Orli (CZE) Tyler Wright - Columbus Blue Jackets to HC Biel (SWI)