Welcome to the Too Many Men On The Site NHL Free Agency Live Thread! First off, we’d like to wish a Happy Canada Day to all our friends north of the border! Throughout the day this post will be updated with the latest free agent signings and rumors. Be sure to also give us a follow on Twitter ( @TMMOTS) to stay informed throughout the day!
5:25 PM: The Florida Panthers have signed Willie Mitchell to a 2 YR deal
2:45 PM: The Tampa Bay Lightning have signed Anton Stralman to a 5 year, $20 million contract.
2:30 PM: Tlusty signs one year deal with the Carolina Hurricanes
2:28 PM: Leo Komarov to Leafs, 4 year / $2.95 million
2:27 PM: Jarome Iginla contract details for 3 year deal with Colorado
2:10 PM: Marty’s in New Jersey… No, not THAT Marty…
2:06 PM: Matt Moulson’s back in Buffalo. 5 years, $25 million, according to Bob McKenzie.
2:02 PM: The Colorado Avalanche lock up a young piece.
1:51 PM: The New York Rangers make a pair of depth moves.
1:46 PM: The Toronto Maple Leafs have made their first free agent splash. (1:56 PM) UPDATE WITH CONTRACT DETAILS.
1:44 PM: The move almost everybody saw coming, Thomas Vanek goes home.
1:37 PM: His name is Jonas, and he’s on fire.
1:33 PM: “We have a trade to announce.”
1:30 PM: Florida Panthers continue the signings, getting Shawn Thornton.
1:27 PM: Winnipeg Jets with a solid pickup, signing former Anaheim Duck Mathieu Perreault.
1:24 PM: Update on the Brooks Orpik signing… Here are the dollar figures.
1:21 PM: Brian Gionta signs a three-year, $12.75 million contract with the Buffalo Sabres.
1:17 PM: Mike Cammalleri will still wear red, only next year it will be in New Jersey.
Free Agency News: Cammalleri signs with Devils — five years, $25 million pic.twitter.com/ruYr3U9ksw
— NHL on NBC (@NHLonNBCSports) July 1, 2014
1:11 PM: Dallas is not done yet. They just locked up Hemsky.
Hemsky is 3 yrs, $4M AAV in DAL — Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) July 1, 2014
1:05 PM: It seems that Ryan Miller has found a home out West. Reports are that a deal with the Canucks is done.
Ryan Miller is a Vancouver Canuck. “Called it!” says literally everybody — SB Nation NHL (@SBNationNHL) July 1, 2014
1:02 PM: The Capitals have gotten in on the action. Washington fans welcome Brooks Orpik.
Brooks Orpik has signed with the Washington Capitals. No term or amount released yet. Will release when I hear. — Pucks of a Feather (@PucksofaFeather) July 1, 2014
1:00 PM: The Sabres have made a move. Honestly they had no choice. They need to spend $20 million.
12:53 PM: Stastny deal breakdown, includes a NTC:
Stastny breakdown in St. Louis: $6.5 million, $7 M, $7 M and $7.5 M. Plus NTC — Pierre LeBrun (@Real_ESPNLeBrun) July 1, 2014
12:51 PM: Bolland deal in Florida is 5 years / $5.5 per:
12:48 PM: Florida has also apparently signed Dave Bolland:
12:45 PM: Mason Raymond gets a three year deal in Calgary, $9.5 million total
Finishing touches on a 3 year deal for Mason Raymonf and Calgary Flames. $9.5 mil total. — Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) July 1, 2014
12:44 PM: According to the New York Post, the New York Rangers have signed Dan Boyle to a 2 yr / $9 million deal. Boyle left money on the table in order to stay with the Rangers.
Post has learned Rangers have signed Dan Boyle to two year deal worth $9M — Larry Brooks (@NYP_Brooksie) July 1, 2014
12:42 PM: Jussi Jokinen signs a 4 yr / $4 million per year deal in Florida
Jussi Jokinen signs with Florida, 4 x 4 — Pierre LeBrun (@Real_ESPNLeBrun) July 1, 2014
12:40 PM: Tom Gilbert to Montreal on a 2 year $2.8 million per year deal
Gilbert to MON is two years, $2.8M per year — Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) July 1, 2014
12:37 PM: Mike Cammalleri signs a 5 yr / $25 million deal with the New Jersey Devils
Cammalleri signs a 5-year, $25M deal with New Jersey — David Pagnotta (@TheFourthPeriod) July 1, 2014
12:36 PM: The St. Louis Blues have signed Paul Stastny to a 4 year deal worth $7 Million per year
Blues sign Paul Stastny, four years x $7 M AAV — Pierre LeBrun (@Real_ESPNLeBrun) July 1, 2014
12:35 PM: The Montreal Canadiens have traded Josh Gorges to the Buffalo Sabres for a 2016 2nd Round pick
Habs announce they’ve gotten a 2016 2nd round pick from Buffalo for Gorges — David Pagnotta (@TheFourthPeriod) July 1, 2014
12:24 PM: Islanders have two good goaltenders. WOW, never thought I’d type those words.
12:07 PM: Cut and bought out one day, signs a one year deal as soon as he can.
12:00 PM: AND WE’RE OFF! 11:51 AM: D. Boyle getting several offers (TOR, TB, MTL, DET, NYR) and it appears the Washington Capitals may have joined the fray
11:40 AM: Bolland could find his way to the Maple Leafs, or Blues. I’d rather see him in St. Louis.
11:05 AM: Spezza going to Dallas, have fun with Lindy Ruff.
10:59 AM: Rangers letting some UFA’s skate away
Rangers UFAs all headed to market: Stralman, Pouliot, Moore and Boyle — Pierre LeBrun (@Real_ESPNLeBrun) July 1, 2014
10:45 AM: The Leafs are taking one more shot at Dave Bolland. Is it time for the Leafs to give up and just let him walk?
10:43 AM: Cap Trouble In Boston! - The Boston Bruins have roughly $5.6 million in cap space with six roster openings. 10:40 AM: Thomas Vanek Update courtesy of Pierre LeBrun:
Told Vanek has list down to 5-6 teams — Pierre LeBrun (@Real_ESPNLeBrun) July 1, 2014
10:30 AM: Islanders / CBJ Not In The Running For Big Name FAs - According to Dave Pagnotta of The Fourth Period, the New York Islanders do not appear to be in the running for any of the big name free agents. They will instead focus their energy on top four defensemen and top six wingers. The same appears to apply for the Columbus Blue Jackets, who could look to bolster up their blue line or bottom six forwards.
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