There were several deals made and contracts signed on the opening of free agency, but there are still players out there to be had. The Hurricanes added Anton Babchuk, a defenseman the club said they would probably bring back. They also signed Jonathan Matsumoto to a two year deal, making that seventh round pick they gave up for him look like a bargain right now.
Most likely the Canes are about done, but you never know.
So, what team made the best upgrade on day one?
The Pittsburgh Penguins certainly didn't hurt themselves when they signed two top-notch defensemen. Paul Martin and highly sought after Zbynek Michalek will both be patrolling the Pens blueline, but they did not come cheaply.
And Olli Jokinen is going back to Calgary?
Things could always be worse, Caniacs!
Feel free to discuss yesterday and today's events in this open thread.