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Morning Links: Free Agent Frenzy nets Montador for Sabres

The Sabres didn't make a splash but they did sign an unrestricted free agent.  There was plenty of action throughout the league and the Northeast Division was one of the busiest.  The links below should keep you busy for awhile and then it's back to free agency.

Sabres Links

Buffalo Sabres - News: MONTADOR AGREES TO TERMS - 07/01/2009
Steve Montador has agreed to terms on a two-year contact with the Buffalo Sabres.

Montador: The Newest Sabre | The Goose's Roost
By Chris Wow. GMDR actually did something productive today. The Sabres have signed defenseman Steve Montador to a two-year contract, reportedly worth $3.1

Steve Montador: Buffalo Sabre | Double Edged Sabres
Well GMDR has surprised all of us, signing former Bruin defensemen Steve Montador to a 2 year, $3.1 million dollar contract. In a move that fits a glaring need,

Northeast Division

Canadiens Sign Forward Brian Gionta - Habs Eyes On The Prize
The Habs had a big day with numerous big signings and losing Mike Komisarek to the Leafs.

Quick Hit: The Leafs' Day So Far - Pension Plan Puppets
The Leafs were the second busiest team in the Northeast Division.

Neil staying in Ottawa with 4-year, $8M deal - Silver Seven
The Senators were stuck in a holding pattern while waiting on Dany Heatley but manged to sign Chris Neil. I'm happy with this signing because I can continue to hate the Sens like I always have.

Bruins re-sign Bitz, plus an arrival & a few departures at North Station on July 1st - Stanley Cup of Chowder
Bruins make a few moves on Day 1; Re-sign Byron Bitz & Sign Steve Begin

The Rest of the League

Breaking Down the Marian Hossa Signing - Second City Hockey
A closer look at the Chicago Blackhawks signing of Marian Hossa

Marion Gaborik may have been the best of the free agent class and he signed with the Rangers. They still manage to take the spotlight from the Islanders.

Havlat Signs with Wild - Hockey Wilderness
The Wild waited till most of the action was over but they igned a big deal with Martin Havlat.

Where Vancouver Stands Now - Nucks Misconduct
A quick recap of Vancouver's day and what they need to do going forward.

Uni Watch: Which uniforms are in the most desperate need of a redesign? - ESPN
The Buffalo Sabres and the Buffalo BIlls both make the top 10 worst sports uniforms.