Kevin Westgarth is headed to Carolina in a deal that saw Anthony Stewart head to the Kings.. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee/Image of Sport-USA TODAY Sports

Day One Roundup: Some Movement And Cam Barker Gets His Deal

If you waited up on Saturday for the flurry of action, you waited a long time for nothing.

The MOU didn’t get hammered out until late, and as a result, nothing good happened on Saturday night.  A few deals got pushed through on Sunday.

TRADES

  • LA trades Kevin Westgarth to the Carolina Hurricanes for Anthony Stewart and two picks (4th round in 2013, 6th round in 2014).  Westgarth is really good at one thing, and Stewart was a 39 point guy in 2010-11 with Atlanta.
  • The Philadelphia Flyers welcome goaltender Brian Boucher back in the fold, sending f0ward Luke Pither to the Carolina Hurricanes.  Also coming over from Carolina is D prospect Mark Alt.  This will be Brian Boucher‘s third career stint with the Philadelphia Flyers, and early odds suggest that he’ll be summoned in relief for at least one playoff game this year.

FREE AGENT SIGNINGS

  • The Hurricanes signed former Predator and Ducks goalie Dan Ellis in light of Brian Boucher’s departure.
  • The Flyers signed former Oiler defenceman Kurtis Foster
  • The Rangers signed defenceman Matt Gilroy to his second tour of duty in NY
  • Eric Fehr is back with the Caps after spending last year in Winnipeg
  • Defenceman Mike Mottau signs a one year deal with the Leafs
  • and Cam Barker signs a one year deal with the Canucks, whose fans were eager to announce that this is a depth signing, and that he’s not going to play top four minutes in Vancouver like he did with the Oilers, and it only cost 700K prorated, and that’s low risk and high reward, and that at least Vancouver didn’t pay 2.25M for a reclamation projectlike Edmonton did, and he’s not nearly as bad as you guys make him out to be.

 

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