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Simmons discusses Clarkson and the remaining free agent everybody insists is a ‘steal’

The Toronto Sun's Steve Simmons offers a little less time to hockey notes in the middle of the summer, and aside from his weekly anti-Corsi rant, here's the gist of his hockey commentary from his Sunday notebook:

What happens if David Clarkson is as inept in Year 2 with the Leafs as he was in Year 1? Do they want a $5-million player on their fourth line (who isn’t Mike Richards)? Or will Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment swallow hard and send him to the minors, even if there is very little salary-cap help for doing so. In the end, performance will be up to Clarkson. One NHL scout makes a Michal Handzus comparison to Clarkson: “Los Angeles signed him to a large free-agent contract in ’07. And he sucked the first year. They were kind of frantic about that. But after that, he played OK for them. He really did."

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Still available in free agency: Martin Brodeur, Tim Thomas and Ilya Bryzgalov ... Went over the list of 234 unsigned free agents: The only one I had semi-interest in was Daniel Winnik, banging winger, formerly of the Anaheim Ducks

Simmons continues and discusses his usual myriad of topics...

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‘The best of what’s left’

Sportsnet's Luke Fox has been monitoring the fates of the "NHL's Top 10 Unrestricted Free Agents"--with an emphasis on those who remain on the marketplace--The Score's Thomas Drance has penned a list of 3 categories of "cheap free agent gambles that pay off year after year," and while general managers are most likely "at the lake" or golf course right now (World Junior Selection camps begin in August and the Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament in the Czech Republic kicks off the 2014-2015 scouting season), both Fox, Drance and ESPN's Craig Custance duly note that there are some bargains out there.

Said players tend to have to reduce their asking prices and may end up waiting until training camps begin to find their NHL homes, but the Devin Setoguchis, Tomas Vokouns, Dustin Penners, Daniel Winniks, etc. do tend to make significant impacts eventually...

And Custance's Insider-only entry leads off with a player who may or may not fit into the "best player who played outside of the NHL last season" category:

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Ducks Sign Daniel Winnik

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Daniel Winnik And T.J. Galiardi Traded From Colorado To San Jose

TSN, Sportsnet and Pierre LeBrun all reporting bits of the trade.

Will finalize when all details are in.

added 2:05pm, via Adrian Dater tweet,

Avs get SJ’s McGinn and Mike Connelly and Michael Sgarbossa

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JJ’s Three Cheers: 10/29/10

This morning’s salute to the top three stars from last night’s NHL contests:

***Cheers to Jaroslav Halak of the St. Louis Blues, who stopped 24 shots in Nashville to top the Predators, handing the home club their first regulation loss of the season. This was Halak’s second consecutive shutout, after blanking Pittsburgh on Saturday and the former Montreal Canadien now boasts a scoreless streak of 151:15 dating back to a second period goal by Chicago’s Brent Seabrook last Friday. So far this year, Halak is certainly proving that last season’s playoff success was no fluke, with a 1.55 goals-against average and a .939 save percentage.

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  Tags: brandon+yip, chris+stewart, daniel+winnik, jaroslav+halak, patrice+bergeron, t.j.+galiardi, tim+thomas, tyler+seguin

Avalanche Sign Pair

DENVER – The Colorado Avalanche Hockey Club announced today that the team has agreed to terms with defenseman Kyle Quincey and forward Daniel Winnik each to a two-year contract.  Both players were restricted free agents. 

“We are pleased to have Kyle and Daniel under contract,” said Avalanche General Manager / Executive Vice President Greg Sherman.  “Kyle was a big part of our defense last season and we expect him to continue in that role.  As I stated earlier this week, we are counting on Daniel to be an important part of our team.”

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