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  1. 2010 NHL Free Agency: Flyers re-sign Braydon Coburn to two-year, $6.4M extension

    Jul 1, 2010, 12:31 PM EDT

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    Even without signing Dan Hamhuis, the Philadelphia Flyers look to have one of the most expensive defensive units in hockey. They traded for Andrej Meszaros moments ago and now re-signed RFA defenseman Braydon Coburn to a two-year, $6.4 million contract according to TSN’s Bob McKenzie. Here’s the breakdown of what their defensemen will be making…

  2. 2010 NHL Free Agency: Alex Tanguay signs with Calgary Flames

    Jul 1, 2010, 12:27 PM EDT

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    Alex Tanguay is headed back to Calgary, signing a one-year contract with the Flames. He enjoyed the best season of his career a few years back with Calgary, but scored just 37 points last year with the Tampa Bay Lightning. Still haven’t heard the exact financial terms, but for now we knows it’s a one-year…

  3. 2010 NHL Free Agency: Sergei Gonchar signs with Ottawa Senators

    Jul 1, 2010, 12:19 PM EDT

    Sergei Gonchar, unable to work out a deal with the Pittsburgh Penguins, has signed with the Ottawa Senators in the opening minutes of free agency. Gonchar wanted a three-year deal with Pittsburgh at around $5 million per season — the Penguins were unwilling to make that commitment and he walked. The Senators swooped in and…

  4. 2010 NHL Free Agency: Rangers sign Martin Biron to back up Henrik Lundqvist

    Jul 1, 2010, 12:10 PM EDT

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    The New York Rangers are giving all-world starter Henrik Lundqvist a little support in the form of one-time starter Martin Biron, whom they signed to a two-year deal with the team for about 900K per season (according to Darren Dreger and other sources). Biron did not play very well for the New York Islanders last…

  5. 2010 NHL Free Agency: Savard to Calgary rumors abound

    Jul 1, 2010, 12:07 PM EDT

    As of noon today, Marc Savard’s no trade clause opened up to allow him to name five teams he’d be willing to be traded to. Almost immediately, rumors began to pop up on a trade that sends Savard from Boston to Calgary. The specifics, of course, differ depending on who the source is — but…

  6. 2010 NHL Free Agency: Dan Ellis to headed to the open market

    Jul 1, 2010, 11:59 AM EDT

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    Dan Ellis seemed extremely excited about his rights being traded to the Montreal Canadiens, going off on Twitter about thrilled he was to be going to “hockey mecha”. Now, it seems, Ellis is headed into the free agency market after all. Several reports have said that contract negotiations with Ellis never went very far, and…

  7. Tampa Bay trades Andrej Meszaros to Philadelphia

    Jul 1, 2010, 11:54 AM EDT

    TSN has just reported that the Philadelphia Flyers have acquired defenseman Andrej Meszaros from the Tampa Bay Lightning, in exchange for a second round draft pick. Meszaros is a solid defenseman who has played with the Senators and the Lightning the past five seasons, and has played in less than 81 games a season just…

  8. Paul Martin primed to test free agent market

    Jul 1, 2010, 11:50 AM EDT

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    For some reason, I just assumed that the New Jersey Devils would re-sign Paul Martin. The team and the blueliner seemed tethered together because New Jersey is a little shallow in its own end while Martin never really lit up the world from a scoring standpoint. Then again, GM Lou Lamoriello is also known for…

  9. 2010 NHL Free Agency: Coyotes working on re-signing Zbynek Michalek

    Jul 1, 2010, 11:41 AM EDT

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    The Phoenix Coyotes are desperately trying to keep defenseman Zbynek Michalek, one of the more underrated defensemen to hit the open market this year. He’s set to become a free agent in just under 20 minutes, but until then the Coyotes are working on re-signing their defenseman to keep him in Phoenix. With the cap…

  10. 2010 NHL Free Agency: 30 minutes until starter's pistol

    Jul 1, 2010, 11:30 AM EDT

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    We’re just 30 minutes until the 2010 NHL Free Agency period begins, and the rumors are flying as to where each play will end up. The biggest name out there right now is Ilya Kovalchuk, and the consensus is that he’ll likely end up in Los Angeles — although at this point it’s wide open.…

  11. Guillaume Latendresse re-signs for two-years with Wild

    Jun 30, 2010, 11:50 PM EDT

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    While he was part of what was thought to be the most dysfunctional trade of the year last season, Guillaume Latendresse, who wore out his welcome in Montreal the same way Benoit Pouliot had in St. Paul, managed to make believers out of Minnesota Wild fans.  Now the Minnesota faithful can rest a little easier…

  12. Chicago trades Kris Versteeg to Toronto for Viktor Stalberg, prospects

    Jun 30, 2010, 10:50 PM EDT

    The quiet before the free agency storm was broken tonight when the Chicago Blackhawks traded forward Kris Versteeg to the Toronto Maple Leafs. The trade breaks down like this: Toronto obtains: Kris Versteeg (RW), Rights to Bill Sweatt (LW) Chicago obtains: Viktor Stalberg (LW), Chris DiDomenico (C), Philippe Paradis (C) The main piece here is,…

  13. Panthers awash in cap space, not expected to make big free agent splash

    Jun 30, 2010, 10:11 PM EDT

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    The 2010 NHL free agency period is set to start at noon tomorrow and for a lot of teams, it’s a means to start fresh and forget about the previous season. For other teams, it offers the chance to correct problem areas that burned them in the playoffs and cost them a shot at the…

  14. Penguins Gonchar and Guerin appear headed to free agency

    Jun 30, 2010, 8:43 PM EDT

    With tomorrow bringing the NHL free agency apocalypse, tonight provides teams the last chance to try and retain some of their key players set to become free agents at noon tomorrow. The Pittsburgh Penguins appear to be headed towards possibly losing out on two of their biggest performers from the last few years according to…

  15. Poll: Which team will land Ilya Kovalchuk?

    Jun 30, 2010, 5:45 PM EDT

    Earlier today, I discussed the five NHL teams I think have the best chance of landing Ilya Kovalchuk … plus the very real possibility he might take the big bucks in the KHL. Ultimately, I listed the Los Angeles Kings, St. Louis Blues, Vancouver Canucks and Toronto Maple Leafs. Still, these are just gut reactions…

  16. Flyers stick with goaltending formula, sign Michael Leighton to two-year, $3.1 M deal

    Jun 30, 2010, 4:40 PM EDT

    Michael Leighton and Brian Boucher will be the Philadelphia Flyers’ goaltending duo for the 2010-11 season. Nick Kypreos just reported that Leighton signed a two-year, $3.1 million contract with the team. With that approximate $1.55 million cap hit, the team will spend about $2.5 million in net next season. Year after year, the Flyers go…

  17. Top 5 most likely NHL destinations for Ilya Kovalchuk (plus the KHL)

    Jun 30, 2010, 4:00 PM EDT

    Almost a month ago, I wrote a series of posts about Ilya Kovalchuk’s impending free agent status. In the first one, I advised NHL general managers to be careful about throwing big money at Kovalchuk. I followed that up with early speculation on where the talented but pricey left wing might land. With NHL free…

  18. Oilers acquire Vandermeer from Coyotes, Phoenix then buys out O'Sullivan

    Jun 30, 2010, 2:40 PM EDT

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    The original thought was that the Edmonton Oilers would just buy out talented but troubled forward Patrick O’Sullivan. Instead, TSN reports that the team traded him to the Phoenix Coyotes for defenseman Jim Vandermeer. While the Oilers look to keep Vandermeer, the Coyotes were the ones who bought O’Sullivan out instead. O’Sullivan will be bought…

  19. NHL fires Coyotes president Doug Moss, promotes Mike Nealy to spot

    Jun 30, 2010, 1:30 PM EDT

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    It’s not easy when the NHL is your boss. The league, aka the acting owner of the Phoenix Coyotes, fired team president Doug Moss and promoted Mike Nealy to the vacated position. TSN has the report, along with this quick summary of the two executives’ backgrounds. Moss had been the Coyotes’ President since December, 2002.…

  20. Columbus claims Moreau; NHL teams put Dawes, Preissing, others on waivers

    Jun 30, 2010, 1:10 PM EDT

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    While the Columbus Blue Jackets claimed Ethan Moreau off of waivers, there are plenty of other players on the waiver wire today. Here is a list from Kevin Allen of USA Today. On waivers today: Tom Preissing, Jay Pandolfo, Andrew Peters, Nigel Dawes and Nokelainen. Preissing is a very flawed defenseman (although he could provide…

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