Hawks add D Campbell after agreeing with G Huet
The first monster deal of the free-agency period belongs to Chicago Blackhawks general manager Dale Tallon, who reeled in the top defenseman on the free-agent market, Brian Campbell.
After flirting with other free-agent defensemen Wade Redden and Brad Stuart, Tallon inked the smooth-skating Campbell to an eight-year deal worth an average of $7.142 million annually.
Having previously signed netminder Cristobal Huet to a four-year deal worth an average of $5.625 million a year, ...
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2008 FREE AGENCY -- DAY 1
The free-agency period opened with over 30 deals on Day 1. Here's a look at where players landed:
TOP DEALS• Campbell, Huet to Chicago: The Blackhawks were the big buyers of Day 1, landing top free agents Brian Campbell and Cristobal Huet. Story
• Redden to Rangers: The New York Rangers added a boost to their blue line by signing defenseman Wade Redden. Story
• Rolston returns to Devils: Who says you can't come home? Veteran forward Brian Rolston landed in New Jersey, where he started his NHL career. Story
• Theodore goes to Washington: The Capitals flip goalies again, but the move comes with more questions than answers. Story
• The rumors: Get all the latest news and information the free agents that are still available on the market. Rumor Central