The Anaheim Ducks have jumped into the free-agent market with the signing of veteran defenseman Tony Lydman to a reported three year, $9 million deal. Lydman, 32, played with the Buffalo Sabres for the past five season. Last season he scored 4 goals and 16 assists in 67 games and was a plus-10.
We think that Randy is a very good coach. Our players think that Randy is a very good coach. We think that he's going to get the most out of this group. With the addition of the two assistants, a bit of a different dynamic, we're very comfortable that this is a quality coaching staff that's going to maximize the potential of this team.
— Maple Leafs GM Dave Nonis on head coach Randy Carlyle and his staff