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Andy Greene Re-Signs With New Jersey

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Tom Gulitti of Fire & Ice,

Defenseman Andy Greene has re-signed with the Devils.


added 2:16pm, Tom has updated his post, 2years, $1.475 million.

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  Tags: andy+greene

Free Agent Frenzy: Live

Blog: KK Hockey By Alanah McGinley

TSN’s Free Agent Frenzy will start broadcasting on TV and online at 2pm ET till 6pm.

TSN Hockey Insiders Bob McKenzie and Darren Dreger will be at the ‘News Breakers’ desk to bring viewers the most up-to-date information on NHL signings. Duthie is joined by TSN hockey analysts Pierre McGuire, Darren Pang and former Tampa Bay Lightning General Manager Jay Feaster on the Instant Analysis panel while Gino Reda will deliver an in-depth look at all of the Free Agents in play.

The show will be streamed live here on this blog post, as soon as it starts. Stay tuned.

Update 2:00pm ET: The TSN broadcast is now embedded in a livestream below.
Note: Available to USA IP addresses only. Canadians are advised to watch the TSN tv broadcast.

Continue Reading »

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Colton Orr Signs 4-Year Deal with Toronto

Blog: KK Hockey By Alanah McGinley

According to Bob McKenzie on TSN, Colton Orr signs a 4-year deal with Toronto, $4 million deal in total.

More soon.

Update 1:16pm: TSN link.

Update 1:23pm: From Tim Wharnsby at the Globe & Mail

A 27-year-old native of Winnipeg, Orr fought 18 times with the New York Rangers last season. Toronto general manager Brian Burke has made it crystal clear that he wanted to upgrade the Maple Leafs in the toughness department.


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  Tags: colton+orr

Dvorak Re-Signs With Florida

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

via TSN Cover IT Live Blog,

Florida has re-signed Radek Dvorak. Two years for 3.4 million total.

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  Tags: radek+dvorak

Leafs Talk

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Eric Duhatschek of the Globe and Mail,

As for Toronto, last week an NHL GM told me that he figured his Leafs’ counterpart, Brian Burke, would have both Chris Neil and Travis Moen locked up within the first 24 hours of free agency – and that they would be two-thirds of Toronto’s third line next year. Let’s see if he turns out to be right.

read on for some Hossa/Edmonton thoughts. 

Regarding Hossa, Dreger reporting Chiccago showing interest but I wonder, why not just sign Havlat?

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Ohlund A Bolt

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

via Kevin Allen’s Twittter,

Tampa Bay signed Mattias Ohlund

added 12:19pm, via Tampa Bay Lightning official Twitter,

USA Today’s Kevin Allen is reporting the Lightning have signed defenseman Mattias Ohlund. No confirmation from the team.

added 12:22pm, Bob McKenzie of TSN confimed deal. 7yr deal $3.75M cap hit.

added 12:24pm, TSN link.

added 12:56pm, from Eric Duhatschek of the Globe and Mail,

Last year, the Tampa Bay Lightning were the stars of the opening day of the free-agent season – and ended up signing so many new players that they had ultimately had 18 forwards on one-way contracts by the time training camp opened.

This year, the Lightning were also first off the mark, signing ex-Canucks’ defenceman Mattias Ohlund to a new contract. The move was done strictly to help fellow Swede Victor Hedman, their 18-year-old first-round draft choice, adapt more easily to the NHL.


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  Tags: mattias+ohlund

Nolan Named VP of Operations In Rochester

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from ROCnow,

Ted Nolan is back with the Rochester Americans as the vice president of hockey operations.


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  Tags: ted+nolan

Here’s What We Do: Live Blogging A Day That Will Probably Be Uneventful For The Wings

Blog: Abel to Yzerman By IwoCPO

And we can start with this biotch.

Not sure if Sportsnet is referring to last night’s rebuttal or if another has taken place this morning.  Kenny, you stubborn bastard you.

Marian Hossa has turned down yet another long-term deal to try his luck as a mercenary on the free agent market. The Red Wings were prepared to keep Hossa in Hockeytown for 10 years.

Anyway, it’s a Live Blog.  And we’ll even open it up to you Pens fans who want to take a break from peeking around the corner to see who’s going to steal your Cup.

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Sedin’s Re-Sign

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

via TSN,

After being drafted together in 1999, and playing their entire careers on the same club, the Sedin brothers Daniel and Henrik will continue that trend now in Vancouver.

The brothers have signed a pair of five-year contacts, averaging $6.1 million a season.

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  Tags: daniel+sedin, henrik+sedin

The Best Dman Available

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Pierre LeBrun or ESPN,

Now that Jay Bouwmeester is off the market, it’s nice to be Mike Komisarek, right?

For my money, he’s the best blueliner available, although more of a defensive banger than an offensive force like Bouwmeester.

“It certainly gives a little more clarity to the market place having him there [Bouwmeester sign in Calgary],” Komisarek’s agent, Matt Keator, told ESPN.com Wednesday morning. “But there’s still other good defensemen out there like [Mattias] Ohlund and others. So Mike isn’t the only one out there.”


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  Tags: mike+komisarek

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