Today's soundtrack: Moves by New Pornographers -- because we're starting to see signing and trading activity heat up. With Tomas Plekanec and Patrick Marleau off the free-agent list, the bidding wars will get even more intense and the trade movement should heat up.
Keith Ballard has become the highest paid defenseman on the Vancouver Canucks.
All of the moves that led up to the Dustin Byfuglien to Atlanta trade.
Emerson Etem has to get rid of all of his old Los Angeles Kings stuff now that he's a member of the Anaheim Ducks.
The Dallas Stars bucked conventional thinking and re-stocked their dry goaltending well.
The usually free-agent-happy Glen Sather should wait a year before he opens the New York Rangers checkbook.
Was Keith Ballard a victim of circumstance during his time with the Florida Panthers?
Sounds like the Evgeni Nabokov trade rumors are heating up, and Fear The Fin has it all covered.