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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. Should the NHL be upset with the structure of Brad Richards’ new contract?

    Jul 2, 2011, 5:56 PM EDT

    bradrichardsgetty

    The NHL probably won’t contest Brad Richards’ new contract with the Rangers, but in a way, it pretty much perpetuates the same cap-circumventing loophole work that made the league come down hard on the Devils’ first contract with Ilya Kovalchuk. This post compares those deals to show that the Richards deal should get through, but carries the same spirit.

  4. Red Wings hope to reduce impact of Brian Rafalski’s retirement with Ian White

    Jul 2, 2011, 5:03 PM EDT

    Jonathan Ericsson, Ian White

    The Red Wings hope to replace some of Brian Rafalski’s production by committee. Signing former Sharks defenseman Ian White could help them do that.

  5. Flyers West? Los Angeles Kings shrewdly sign Simon Gagne to two-year, $7M deal

    Jul 2, 2011, 4:20 PM EDT

    Simon Gagne

    The Kings continued their transformation into the Flyers of the West with the addition of Simon Gagne. His health makes him a risk, but this post details why his two-year, $3M contract might be the best bargain of free agency so far.

  6. Brad Richards consolation prize? Maple Leafs sign Tim Connolly for two years, $9.5M

    Jul 2, 2011, 3:51 PM EDT

    Tim Connolly, Ondrej Pavelec

    The Maple Leafs fell short of getting Brad Richards, settling for Tim Connolly at two-years, $9.5 million. Will injury-prone Connolly be worth the shorter-term risk?

  7. Jaromir Jagr explains why he signed with the Philadelphia Flyers

    Jul 2, 2011, 2:06 PM EDT

    Tomas Rolinek, Jaromir Jagr

    Jaromir Jagr explains why he chose the Philadelphia Flyers over the Pittsburgh Penguins and other suitors … and he claims it’s not all about money.

  8. Rob Niedermayer will play in Switzerland next season

    Jul 2, 2011, 1:34 PM EDT

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    Alex Ovechkin, Rob Niedermayer

    Rob Niedermayer will play in Switzerland next season.

  9. 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.

  10. Lightning sign Matt Gilroy to one-year, $1M deal

    Jul 2, 2011, 12:41 PM EDT

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    Matt Gilroy, Mathieu Garon

    The Lightning now have eight defensemen after signing Matt Gilroy to a one-year, $1 million contract.

  11. Rangers spend big again, land Brad Richards with 9-year, $60M blockbuster

    Jul 2, 2011, 11:36 AM EDT

    Brad Richards,  Patrick Sharp

    Maybe we should have seen this coming the whole time: the Rangers spend huge again to land a free agent, as Brad Richards accepted their gaudy nine-year, $60 million offer. This post examines the pros and cons of that deal.

  12. Report: Seattle building a new arena to lure hockey team?

    Jul 2, 2011, 9:00 AM EDT

    Storm Saviors Basketball

    Chicago businessman Don Levin has been in the Seattle area putting together plans to build an arena that would house a potential NHL team.

  13. Panthers go big again, like huge: Sign Bergenheim to cap off eventful day

    Jul 2, 2011, 2:41 AM EDT

    Boston Bruins v Tampa Bay Lightning - Game Four

    All it took was one day in July for Dale Tallon to get people to take the Florida Panthers seriously again. Acquiring eight players in one day will do that.

  14. Brad Richards to make decision on Saturday, Calgary Flames in the mix?

    Jul 2, 2011, 12:22 AM EDT

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    After a day full free agent signings, rumors, and trades, Brad Richards stated that he’ll wait until Day 2 of free agency to announce his decision. Surprisingly, the Calgary Flames may be one of the front runners.

  15. Potpourri of signings: Handzus, Carcillo find new homes, Fedotenko re-signs

    Jul 1, 2011, 11:03 PM EDT

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    Los Angeles Kings v San Jose Sharks - Game Five

    Michal Handzus, Daniel Carcillo, and Ruslan Fedotenko all signed on the dotted line towards the end of Free Agent Friday.

  16. Drew Doughty looks to become highest paid King

    Jul 1, 2011, 9:37 PM EDT

    Drew Doughty, Chuck Kobasew

    Restricted free agent defenseman Drew Doughty reportedly wants to become the highest paid player on the Los Angeles Kings.

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

  20. Relocation experts: Oilers acquire Andy Sutton from Ducks for Kurtis Foster

    Jul 1, 2011, 5:09 PM EDT

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    Andy Sutton

    Andy Sutton (and all the “Are you an expert?”) jokes will follow him to Edmonton after the Ducks traded him to the Oilers for Kurtis Foster.

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