Tis’ the season for trades, signings, retirements and self benching?
A quick NHL recap:
Bruins sign Daniel Paille to a 3 year, 1.3 million annually contract, that puts Paille in the black and yellow through the 2014-15 season.
Bruins also signed Chris Bourque son of legend Ray Bourque to a two-year deal. Bourque’s contract is two-way for the 2012-13 season worth $550,000 NHL, $200,000 AHL; in the second year of the contract (2013-14) it will be one-way $550,000
Bruins will also say a temporary goodbye to goaltender Tim Thomas, as he’s elected to sit out the 2012-13 season. Thomas is looking to focus of friends, family and faith.
Red Wings Nicklas Lidstrom retires. Gary Bettman, Commissioner of the National Hockey League, “Nick Lidstrom’s trademarks were his respect for hockey, his humanity and his commitment to his craft — as well as his devotion to the highest standards of success. For so many seasons, Nick gave the very best to his team, his city and his League; as he moves on to the next stage of his life, we wish the very same for him and his family.”
Penguins acquire Tomas Vokoun (G) from the Capitals for a 2012 seventh-round draft pick.