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.
I remember the first time at Wrigley Field all of us had the long johns, the turtlenecks and the extra equipment because we were afraid of being cold. Halfway through the first period everybody's ripping everything off and we just ended up wearing what we would normally wear for a game at the United Center.
— Chicago Blackhawks forward Patrick Sharp on the 2009 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic