A few days into free agency, and we’ve got more splashes in the Southeast Division.
After negotiating for close to two months, the Winnipeg Jets and Andrew Ladd have finally come to terms on a 5 year deal worth a reported $22 million. This signing was no surprise to the hockey world, however, the Carolina Hurricanes made big news today by signing former Bruin, and Stanley Cup winner, Tomas Kaberle to a 3 year contract worth more than $12 million.
Kaberle, who was dealt to Boston from Toronto at the trade deadline, scored 4 goals and registered 43 assists in 82 games during the 2010 – 2011 season. But, he only scored one goal with 8 assists in 24 games with the Bruins. As the Bruins marched onto the championship, Kaberle assisted on only 11 goals and headed into free agency with an obvious plan for an exit. He is one of the better puck-moving defenseman in the league, so look for the Kaberle to Skinner breakaway highlights this season! Additionally, Joe Corvo was sent off to Boston for a 2012 draft pick, which means it looks like Kaberle’s role will not be as limited as it was in Boston.
And, with that, the Southeast Division watched as the Sun set on another day full of change and much of the same.
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