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Free Agency

 

Welcome to July 1st and the start of Free Agency in the NHL.
 

 

 
 
This post will be updated with all of latest free agent signings and information as we hear them.
 

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Here's our write-up of what has happened so far
 

Marian Hossa turned down a ten-year contract with the Red Wings.
 

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7:00
The live blog is going on hold now.
If anything big breaks we'll have it later.
 

To Recap Pens-related news:
- The Pens have signed Mike Rupp to a two-year, $1.65 million contract.
- Hal Gill has signed a two-year, $4.5 million contract with the Montreal Canadiens
 

6:24

Sammy Pahlsson is a Columbus Blue Jacket.
Three years, $7.95 million total.

6:17

Steve Sullivan is returning to Nashville.
He signed a two year, $7.5 million contract.

6:15

Steve Begin has signed with Boston.
The one year deal will pay him $850,000.

6:08
TSN showed a Colton Orr highlight package.
Two of the four clips showed him getting beaten up by Eric Godard.

5:56

Mike Komisarek is a Leaf
The deal is worth $4.5 million a year for five years.

5:50
TSN says Marian Gaborik is close to being signed.
It could be Montreal according to McGuire.

5:38

Mike Cammalleri has signed with Montreal.
$6 million per season for five years.

5:28
Hal Gill told TSN that he had grown to love the city of Pittsburgh.
His kids were in the car with him while he was being interviewed on the phone.
It took about 45 seconds for the announcers to mention "long stick."

5:27

Pavel Kubina has been traded to Atlanta.
Garnett Axelby will be coming to Toronto.

5:22
With the signing of Mike Rupp, the Guy at the 37 Second Mark of the Godard video will test the free agent market.

 
5:15

David Koci has signed with the Colorado Avalanche.
One year, $575,000.

5:11

Kent Huskins will be a San Jose Shark for two more years.
He will make $1.7 million per season.

4:51
Will there be riots in Montreal following the Gill signing?

4:47

The Penguins have made their first signing: Mike Rupp is your newest Pittsburgh Penguin.
$825,000/season.

4:45

It looks like Montreal has signed Hal Gill.
Two years, $4.5 million.

4:41

Ian Laperriere has been signed by the Philadelphia Flyers.
Three years, $3.5 million.

4:40

Scott Clemmensen is a Florida Panther.
Three years, $3.6 million.

4:33

Adam Pardy re-signs with Calgary.

4:27
Brian Burke is trying to get Chris Neil to join the Leafs.

4:01

It looks like Nikolai Khabibulin is an Oiler.
4 years, $15 million total.

4:00

Erik Cole returns to Carolina for two years.

3:50

Jaroslav Spacek to Montreal.
3 years, $11.5 million.

3:26

Brian Boucher back to Philly.
Two years, $1.8 million total.

3:23

Lukas Krajicek remains with Tampa Bay.

3:18
TSN says Scuderi wants to stay in Pittsburgh.
The Pens have encouraged him to find out what his market value is and come back to them with a number.

3:17

Joel Ward return to Nashville.
Two years, three million dollars overall.

3:15

Aaron Rome to Vancouver.
$550,000 for one year.

3:09
Today's weather report in The D: Cold.

3:07

Scott Niedermayer re-signs with the Ducks.
One year, six million.

2:57

Donald Brashear goes to the Rangers.
Two years, $2.8 million a season.
There goes that delightful, "Our #87 can beat up your #87" phrase..

2:54

Mike Knuble to the Caps.
Two years, $5.8 million.

2:52

Steve Montador is a Sabre.
Two years, $3.1 million.

2:39
That sound you hear is Wings fans tripping over their "We'll respect Hossa wherever he goes" comments from last night.

2:33

Tomas Kopecky follows Hossa from Detroit to Chicago.
Two years, $2.4 million.

2:32

Dwayne Roloson to the Islanders.
Two years, $5 million.

2:06
Pierre McGuire hints at Colby Armstrong to Toronto.
Vomit.

2:18

The Pensblog has signed Dicky Roberts to a 100 year, $105 million contract extension.
The cap hit of $1.05 million/season will be very reasonable.

2:11

Matt Walker to Tampa Bay.
Four years, $6.8 million overall.

2:11

His Winter Classic streak is over.
Ty Conklin signs with St. Louis.
Two years, $2.6 million.

2:06
Pierre McGuire says the Hossa deal "changes the balance of power in the Western Conference."
Because, like Pittsburgh and Detroit have found out, adding Hossa to your team guarantees you a Stanley Cup.

2:01

Hossa to Chicago is official.
12 years, $62.4 million.
$5.2 million a season.

2:01
The Hossa deal with Chicago could be 12 years long.
$5.2 million a season.

1:57
 

Craig Anderson has signed a two-year deal with Colorado.

1:43
TSN reports that Hossa to Chicago is a done deal.

1:47

Florida has re-signed David Booth.
Six years, $25.5 million.

1:43
There is a rumor that the Leafs have traded Kubina to Atlanta.

1:22
 

Andy Greene is returning to New Jersey.
He signed a two-year contract with the Devils.

1:22
 

The Leafs have signed Colton Orr to a four-year, $4 million deal.

12:59
It looks like Kovalev will return to Montreal.
The rumor is two years, $8.8 million.

12:25
Hossa may sign with the Blackhawks as per TSN.

12:48
 

Radek Dvorak has signed a two-year, $3.4 million contract with the Florida Panthers.

12:25
Hossa may sign with the Blackhawks as per TSN.

12:33
 

Mattias Ohlund has signed with Tampa Bay.
Seven years, $24.5 million.

12:10 pm
The Oilers are still trying to acquire Heatley.
The New York Rangers are in the mix as well.

11:59
 

The signings keep rolling in for the Pensblog.
Hacksaw Jim Duggan has signed a massive 14-year contract extension to remain with the team.
Financial terms were not disclosed.

11:20
 

Daniel and Henrik Sedin have re-signed with Vancouver.
Each brother has signed a five-year deal worth $30.5 million.

10:53
 

Rick/Penguins Experience has re-signed with The Pensblog.
He came to the team at the trade deadline and would have been a free agent today at noon.

10:44 am
Reportedly Pittsburgh South Tampa Bay is interested in Rob Scuderi.

8:50 am
 

Erik Christensen has signed a one-year deal to stay with Anaheim.

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