Free agency is a week old and there has been a lot of activity among teams from the Northeast Division.
Montreal traded for center Scott Gomez and signed forwards Brian Gionta and Mike Cammalleri and defensemen Hal Gill and Jaroslav Spacek. The Canadiens had to give up Christopher Higgins to get Gomez and have lost players such as Alex Kovalev and Mike Komisarek and might lose Alex Tanguay and Robert Lang.
Toronto signed Komisarek, traded skilled defenseman Pavel Kubina to get the rugged Garnett Exelby, signed defenseman Francois Beauchemin and checking winger Colton Orr. TSN is also reporting they have signed Swedish goaltender Jonas Gustavsson.
Boston re-signed Mark Recchi and grabbed checking center Steve Begin from Dallas but lost defenseman Steve Montador.
Buffalo signed Montador to replace Spacek.
Ottawa is embroiled in a mess with scoring forward Dany Heatley, but was able to sign Kovalev.