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Vancouver Canucks Sign Radim Vrbata

The Vancouver Canucks have signed forward Radim Vrbata to a two year contract worth an estimated $10 million. The deal has yet to be formalized. Vrbata had a deal on the table from the Arizona Coyotes that didn’t have a lot of dollars attached but had a pretty significant term. In the end, however, the […]

Islanders Sign Grabovsky, Kulemin

The New York Islanders took some steps to bolster their offence, signing Mikhail Grabovski and Nikolai Kulemin. Both were signed to four year contracts, with Grabovski’s worth an estimated $20 million and Kulemin’s coming in at $16.75 million. Islanders general manager Garth Snow had attempted to sign Dan Boyle, Jarome Iginla and Thomas Vanek on […]

Washington Capitals Sign Orpik, Niskanen

The Washington Capitals wanted an upgrade on defence and my goodness did they get a pair. In signing Matt Niskanen and Brooks Orpik, the Caps lapped up two former Penguins and threw over $67 million at them. Orpik was signed to a five year deal worth $27.5 million on Tuesday, while Niskanen was inked to […]

Thomas Vanek Signs with Minnesota Wild

By signing a three year deal worth some $19.5 million with the Minnesota Wild on Tuesday, Thomas Vanek made his dreams come true. He lives just 20 minutes from the Xcel Energy Center, after all, and has wanted to play for Minnesota for some time now. Last year, Vanek turned down a contract extension by […]

Pittsburgh Signs Ehrhoff, Has Big Day

The Pittsburgh Penguins were among the busier teams on July 1, signing defenceman Christian Ehrhoff after losing Brooks Orpik and Matt Niskanen to free agency. Both Orpik and Niskanen went to the Washington Capitals. The Penguins also lost James Neal and Jussi Jokinen over the last couple of days, plus Deryk Engelland, Joe Vitale and […]

Flames Sign Hiller, Raymond, Engelland

The Calgary Flames were among the teams enjoying a busy day on Canada Day. They signed three players: Jonas Hiller, Mason Raymond and Deryk Engelland. Goalie Hiller was signed to a two year deal worth an estimated $9 million. He’s coming off a disappointing season in Anaheim where he lost his starting gig in the […]

St. Louis Blues Sign Paul Stastny

The St. Louis Blues have netted one of the biggest free agents on the market in signing Paul Stastny. They locked the former Avalanche pivot in with a four year contract worth $28 million. The deal comes with a no trade clause. Stastny joins the Blues having put in eight seasons in Colorado. “It’s a […]

Vancouver Canucks Sign Goalie Ryan Miller

The Vancouver Canucks have picked up goalie Ryan Miller, signing him to a three year contract worth $18 million. This is an interesting move considering the history new Canucks general manager Jim Benning has with the goaltender. He was a scout with the Buffalo Sabres when that club drafted Miller in the 1999 NHL Entry […]

Senators Trade Spezza to Dallas Stars

The Ottawa Senators have traded forward Jason Spezza to the Dallas Stars in exchange for Alex Chiasson, Nicholas Paul and Alexander Guptill along with a second round pick for the 2015 NHL Entry Draft. The move was the capper on a busy day for the Stars, who also inked Ales Hemsky to a three year […]

Montreal Trades Briere to Colorado for Parenteau

The Montreal Canadiens have traded Daniel Briere to the Colorado Avalanche for PA Parenteau and a fifth round draft pick for 2015. Briere had to waive his no-trade clause in order for the Habs to strike the deal. “An up and coming team, the chance to play for Patrick Roy, those are all very enticing,” […]

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