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2011 free agency

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Canadiens add another American after handing Erik Cole a four-year, $18M deal

    Jul 1, 2011, 4:29 PM EDT

    Martin St. Louis, Erik Cole

    The Canadiens added another American to their lineup, locking up Erik Cole to a four-year, $18 million deal.

  6. Capitals try to add playoff toughness by signing Joel Ward and Roman Hamrlik

    Jul 1, 2011, 3:56 PM EDT

    Nashville Predators v Vancouver Canucks - Game Five

    After adding Joel Ward and Roman Hamrlik, the Capitals took another step toward being the playoff-proven team that critics demand.

  7. Capitals trade Semyon Varlamov to Avalanche for picks; Colorado gives him two-year deal

    Jul 1, 2011, 2:35 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Kings v Washington Capitals

    The Avalanche traded their 2012 first round pick and a conditional second rounder to the Capitals for Semyon Varlamov’s negotiating rights. This post takes a look at the impact of this deal for both teams as well as how this changes the free agent goalie market.

  8. Desperate Panthers over-spend on Ed Jovanovski and Scottie Upshall’s four-year deals

    Jul 1, 2011, 1:42 PM EDT

    Tukka Rask, Scottie Upshall

    The Panthers’ desperation to reach the $48 million salary cap floor continues to be evident after they gave Scottie Upshall a silly four-year, $14 million deal.

  9. Devils lock up Andy Greene for four years

    Jul 1, 2011, 12:53 PM EDT

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    Nashville Predators v New Jersey Devils

    The Devils re-signed Andy Greene for four years today.

  10. Fun-killers: Four players who could have made today’s free agent frenzy more exciting

    Jul 1, 2011, 11:51 AM EDT

    charaandbergerongetty

    Today’s free agent frenzy should be fun, but what if Zdeno Chara, Joe Thornton, Alex Semin and Patrice Bergeron were available?

  11. Hurricanes lock up top defenseman Joni Pitkanen for three years, $13.5M

    Jun 28, 2011, 5:26 PM EDT

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    pitkanenap

    The Hurricanes handed their top defenseman Joni Pitkanen to a three-year, $13.5 million contract extension today.

  12. Lightning retain Marc-Andre Bergeron and Adam Hall; bigger questions await

    Jun 28, 2011, 11:48 AM EDT

    Boston Bruins v Tampa Bay Lightning - Game Three

    The Lightning made some small decisions today, bringing back Marc-Andre Bergeron and Adam Hall.

  13. Are they qualified? A list of players who did and didn’t receive qualifying offers

    Jun 27, 2011, 11:10 PM EDT

    Left Wing Dan Carcillo

    Having trouble following the team-by-team moves based on qualifying offers? Check out a (nearly) comprehensive list of players who did and didn’t receive qualifying offers in this post.

  14. 2011 free agents list: The restricted version

    Jun 27, 2011, 10:22 PM EDT

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    stamkoswebergetty

    Earlier today, we shared the most relevant unrestricted free agents. Now let’s take a look at the top restricted ones.

  15. 2011 free agents list: The unrestricted version

    Jun 27, 2011, 9:57 AM EDT

    Calgary Flames v Dallas Stars

    2011 free agency is almost upon us. Here are the top 100 forwards, 50 defensemen and 20 goalies available as unrestricted free agents.

  16. Steven Stamkos, Lightning should lean toward Crosby’s contract rather than Ovechkin’s deal

    Jun 19, 2011, 10:16 PM EDT

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    Steven Stamkos

    The Lightning and Steven Stamkos are in an unusual contract situation. That being said, if they’re going to try to duplicate any other star’s deal, they should lean toward Sidney Crosby’s contract rather than Alex Ovechkin’s lengthy pact.

  17. Other teams could make Tampa Bay miserable if Steven Stamkos reaches restricted free agency

    Jun 19, 2011, 8:29 PM EDT

    stamkosrfagetty

    The Tampa Bay Lightning could deal with all kinds of headaches if Steven Stamkos becomes a restricted free agent on July 1. Click “Read More” for some nightmare scenarios.

  18. Next season’s Buffalo Sabres could look very different

    Jun 4, 2011, 12:30 PM EDT

    New York Rangers v Buffalo Sabres

    With new owner Terry Pegula in place, the Sabres could makeover their roster this summer. Before they do that, they must decide which free agents will come and which ones will go, though.

  19. Report: Dallas Stars’ ownership uncertainty will force them to part ways with Brad Richards

    Jun 2, 2011, 3:55 PM EDT

    richardsgetty

    A shaky ownership situation will probably prohibit the Dallas Stars from offering Brad Richards a new contract. Read this post for the details, including the possibility of trading his exclusive negotiating rights.

  20. Flyers GM Paul Holmgren remains coy about goaltending options, trading Jeff Carter

    May 29, 2011, 9:21 PM EDT

    Jeff Carter

    Flyers GM Paul Holmgren wouldn’t get into specifics about how the team will improve its goaltending while remaining under the salary cap. Interestingly enough, he didn’t totally shoot down the possibility of trading Jeff Carter, either.

  21. Report: Jaromir Jagr is not considering offers from NHL teams at the moment

    May 24, 2011, 12:40 PM EDT

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    Czech Republic v Russia - 2011 IIHF World Championship

    Sorry nostalgic hockey fans: Jaromir Jagr’s agent said he’s not considering offers from NHL teams at this time.

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