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Tracking The Signings And Moves

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TSN Free Agency Tracker

Sportsnet's NHL Signings

TSN Transaction Page

The post will remain sticky at least thru today, UFA day and maybe beyond.

Feel free to discuss the transactions today or in the individual posts when the transactions happen.

Happy Canada Day too!

[George edit] CapFriendly, HockeysCap and General Fanager should help you with the salary cap ramifications of today's deals [/end George edit]

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added 10:51am, NHL Network live stream added below...

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‘Two Things’: Wings go ‘behind the scenes’ at the draft; Lidstrom appears on 97.1 FM

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Updated with 2 more videos at 11:10 AM: Two Things:

1. The Red Wings posted a "Behind the Scenes" video from last weekend's draft...

2. And, via RedWingsFeed, Nicklas Lidstrom gave an interview to 97.1 The Ticket this morning, and he supported Chris Osgood's Hall-of-Fame candidacy:

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Karri Romo Staying In Calgary

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Live Stream- NHL Network’s Free Agency Show

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Coverage of UFA Day is scheduled to begin at 11:00am ET today.

Watch below... ( I have also embedded the live stream in today's sticky post)

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Mike Ribeiro Staying In Nashville

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Artem Anisimov Extension With The Chicago Blackhawks

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Two-Year Extension For Kevin Bieksa With The Ducks

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What Kind Of Day Will It Be?

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from Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun,

As the NHL’s free-agency period opens on Canada Day at noon, the group of impact players available is thin which is why in the hours before the shopping officially began many GMs were talking trade to see if they might be able to get a player in exchange for a contract or draft pick.

The issue isn’t that the players are bad, the problem is that they many of them aren’t going to be game-changers. Yes, there will still be big money spent because some teams have to get to the cap floor so they’re going to be spending to try to help make sure they can compete.

“It’s not very good that’s why there’s still a lot of people trying to make trades,” said a league executive. “There’s still a lot of potential trades going on.”

The names available will resemble many of those moved at the NHL trade deadline in March. Chicago Blackhawks centre Antoine Vermette, dealt there by the Arizona Coyotes, will be among the leaders along with Washington’s Mike Green, Anaheim’s Matt Beleskey and Chicago’s blueliner Johnny Oduya.

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Morning Line- Kevin Allen

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If there were ever a summer to wade carefully into the free agent pool, it is this one. At best, the pool includes serviceable players. At worst, the pool includes too many players whose performance levels are challenging to predict.

-Kevin Allen of USA TODAY where you can read more on UFA day.

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The Carolina Hurricanes Had To Buyout Alexander Semin

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from Luke DeCock of the News & Observer,

Perhaps flush from his election into the Hockey Hall of Fame, Carolina Hurricanes owner Peter Karmanos did something so out of character Tuesday it was earthshaking. He authorized the $14 million buyout of Alexander Semin’s contract.

And just like that, Jim Rutherford’s $35 million mistake became a $28 million mistake, and Semin will have to slouch around somewhere else not scoring goals next season. And the season after that. And the season after that.

Paying a player that much money to go away is not in the Hurricanes’ DNA. In fact, it pretty much represents the opposite of everything Karmanos and the Hurricanes have done over the years, which is to try to operate on a tight budget while other teams throw money at problems.

That’s one measure of how badly the Hurricanes wanted Semin out, wanted him away from their impressionable young players. After trying to find a less expensive solution at the draft – swapping bad contracts, or sending Semin and an asset to a deep-pocketed team that would then pay to buy him out – they were left with no choice.


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