Best signings since free agency began

Posted by Richard Pollock in Columns,Puck Prospectus Column on July 3, 2009 — No Comments

Over at Puck Prospectus, I joined the rest of the crew and decided which signing has been the best since free agency began only two days ago.

Here is an excerpt:

Greg Zanon–Minnesota Wild (3 Years, $5.8 Million); With the market bordering on insanity, the Wild did well to pick up a solid defenseman whose contributions to his team have been underrated around the National Hockey League for some time now. Zanon is a defensive defenseman that provides nice shot-blocking and physical elements to the team’s back-end. The stay-at-home defenseman was overshadowed by the likes of Shea Weber, Ryan Suter and Dan Hamhuis but that does not mean he does not have what it takes to shoulder more responsibility. In fact, he played against as tough, or close to as tough, competition as the aforementioned three defensemen last season. Moreover, even behind those three big-name defensemen, Zanon still averaged over 20 minutes of ice-time per game (20:50).

Read the entire article here.