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  1. Saturday’s smaller signings: Anaheim, Carolina, St. Louis, and Winnipeg join the party

    Jul 2, 2011, 10:50 PM EDT

    Kent Huskins

    Four teams made a few lighter impact signings on Day 2 of free agency. We’ll give you the quick once-over on those deals.

  2. Net reinforcement: Capitals sign goalie Tomas Vokoun to one year, $1.5 million deal

    Jul 2, 2011, 8:01 PM EDT

    Tomas Vokoun

    We can say the Capitals are officially strong contenders for the Stanley Cup now that they’ve locked up Tomas Vokoun to be their goalie next season at a discount price.

  3. What’s next for those who lost the Brad Richards sweepstakes?

    Jul 2, 2011, 1:12 PM EDT

    Brad Richards

    With Brad Richards headed to the New York Rangers, the three teams that failed to land him are now left to figure out what to do next to help them out for next season.

  4. Colorado’s curious way to fill goaltending needs leaves Caps GM scratching his head

    Jul 1, 2011, 8:53 PM EDT

    Semyon Varlamov

    The Colorado Avalanche headed into today’s free agent frenzy with no goalies on their roster. While they ended the day with two NHL-caliber guys, the road taken to get them has everyone scratching their heads.

  5. NHL free agency Friday one-stop shop

    Jul 1, 2011, 8:12 PM EDT

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    nhllogo

    We’ve got all the signings and links you can handle for Friday’s free agency party. Anything that happens today you’ll find it all here.

  6. Rivalry renewed: How the Flyers set the Penguins on fire in just two signings

    Jul 1, 2011, 7:55 PM EDT

    Maxime Talbot

    With just two moves today, the Flyers managed to reignite a rivalry that wasn’t exactly hurting in the first place.

  7. Pegulamania running wild: Sabres sign Ville Leino to six-year, $27 million deal

    Jul 1, 2011, 4:58 PM EDT

    Ville Leino

    If you were doubting whether or not the Sabres would pony up big bucks in free agency, you can stop. Ville Leino’s monster six year deal shows that everyone loves Pegulamania.

  8. Flyers trade Kris Versteeg to Panthers for a pair of draft picks

    Jul 1, 2011, 4:29 PM EDT

    Kris Vertsteeg

    The Flyers needed to make some room for flexibility on the salary cap and shipping Kris Versteeg to the Florida Panthers who need to add some money was a good way to go about it.

  9. Heel turn: Flyers sign Jaromir Jagr to a one year deal worth $3.3 million

    Jul 1, 2011, 1:51 PM EDT

    Jaromir Jagr

    Jaromir Jagr will be playing in the NHL in the state of Pennsylvania… But it won’t be with the Penguins. The future Hall of Famer will be doing his thing in Philadelphia with the Flyers.

  10. Panthers sign goalie Jose Theodore for two years, $3 million

    Jul 1, 2011, 1:22 PM EDT

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    Jose Theodore

    Jose Theodore goes from being a backup in Minnesota to possibly being the starter in Florida after signing a two year, $3 million deal.

  11. Penguins and Red Wings pull out of hunt for Jaromir Jagr

    Jul 1, 2011, 12:16 PM EDT

    Jaromir Jagr

    The Penguins are out of the hunt for Jaromir Jagr as GM Ray Shero pulled the team’s offer for the future Hall of Famer.

  12. Columbus signs James Wisniewski to six-year, $33 million deal

    Jul 1, 2011, 11:39 AM EDT

    James Wisniewski

    The Blue Jackets continue to make the big splash this offseason and ponied up big time for defenseman James Wisniewski.

  13. Canucks re-sign Sami Salo for one year, $2 million

    Jul 1, 2011, 11:07 AM EDT

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    Sami Salo

    With Christian Ehrhoff gone to Buffalo, the Canucks are keeping Sami Salo around a little bit longer on defense.

  14. Chicago not likely to go crazy on free agency market this year

    Jul 1, 2011, 9:45 AM EDT

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    Stan Bowman

    With free agency kicking off today, one team that won’t be too active in the madness that’s sure to break out is Chicago. Can you blame them? They’ve been down that road already.

  15. What teams to watch out for during free agency madness

    Jul 1, 2011, 9:00 AM EDT

    Paul Holmgren

    Free agency day figures to be a big one for a lot of teams, but which ones are worth keeping a closer eye on today? We’ve got a few that are worth eyeballing.

  16. Five best destinations Brad Richards could wind up during free agency frenzy

    Jul 1, 2011, 8:00 AM EDT

    Brad Richards

    It’s free agent day and Brad Richards is the biggest prize on the market. But where will he go? Here’s five places we think he’s got a great shot at landing at.

  17. L.A. Kings mad at Edmonton over Ryan Smyth deal as Colin Fraser is injured

    Jun 30, 2011, 1:55 PM EDT

    Colin Fraser

    The Kings are upset because the player they got in return for Ryan Smyth from Edmonton, Colin Fraser, is injured meaning they can’t play him nor buy him out. Oops?

  18. Mike Commodore, Cam Barker, and Sheldon Souray all waived today to be bought out

    Jun 30, 2011, 12:46 PM EDT

    Mike Commodore

    Three big defenseman were put on waivers today to be bought out of their current deals when they clear. Is this the slight lift the free agent market needs to be more interesting?

  19. NHLPA files grievance over Nashville Predators qualifying offers, could make seven players free agents

    Jun 30, 2011, 11:28 AM EDT

    Sergei Kostitsyn

    The Predators might have seven unexpected new unrestricted free agents come Friday if the NHLPA wins their grievance over the Predators’ filing of their qualifying offers. It turns out the Predators may not have a good grasp on how FedEx works.

  20. Prove yourself: T.J. Oshie signs one-year, $2.35 million deal with Blues after tumultuous season

    Jun 30, 2011, 10:40 AM EDT

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    T.J. Oshie

    The Blues are keeping T.J. Oshie around for one more year, a curious deal for a young player but they’re likely looking for him to grow up a little more.

  21. Christian Ehrhoff turns down big offer from Islanders, will head to free agency

    Jun 29, 2011, 6:04 PM EDT

    Christian Ehrhoff

    The Islanders took a chance at acquiring Christian Ehrhoff’s rights… That chance didn’t play out well for them.

  22. Report: Semyon Varlamov headed to KHL next season rather than re-sign with Capitals

    Jun 29, 2011, 5:23 PM EDT

    Semyon Varlamov

    Restricted free agent to-be Semyon Varlamov won’t be waiting around for the Capitals to make him an offer as he’s headed to the KHL to free up the Caps three-way goalie jumble.

  23. Paul Kariya announces retirement from NHL, blames head shots for shortened career

    Jun 29, 2011, 4:23 PM EDT

    Paul Kariya

    NHL legendary scorer Paul Kariya announced his retirement from the NHL today and took aim at illegal head shots as the reason why his career ended prematurely.

  24. Jaromir Jagr to decide today where he wants to play in NHL next season

    Jun 29, 2011, 3:47 PM EDT

    Jaromir Jagr

    Jaromir Jagr’s choices for who to come back with in the NHL next season are down to three teams and he’s going to make his choice today.

  25. Montreal trades rights to James Wisniewski to Columbus for 2012 draft pick

    Jun 29, 2011, 3:20 PM EDT

    James Wisniewski

    Columbus is putting themselves into position to sign impending free agent James Wisniewski after trading with Montreal for his rights.

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