NHL general managers made the folks lined up for iPhones look like discerning consumers.
Chris Drury and Daniel Briere are Sabres no more.
After a scant few days of free agency, many of the biggest names on the market are now off the market -- and off it for a long time. Big dollars and long-terms deals made headlines early on, with the league's salary cap seemingly to have little impact on the pocketbooks of teams hungry for a quick fix.
The center of the signing universe seemed to be the Empire State, with the upstate Sabres losing both Daniel Briere to the Flyers and Chris Drury to the Rangers. The downstate denizens of Madison Square Garden didn't stop with Drury, also luring Scott Gomez across the Hudson from the Devils.
So what's your take on the early signings, SportsNation? Which team helped itself the most, and which team will live to regret its decisions?