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NHL Free Agency Day Notebook



It’s free agency day. AKA the most exciting day on the NHL calendar. While the “official” free agency period doesn’t start until 12 P.M., the deals are already rolling in because absolutely nobody follows the rules. We’ll continue to keep this updated throughout the day, so check back often (because there’s going to be a lot of action.) Or you could just follow Bob McKenzie on Twitter.

Here are all the moves so far:

(UPDATE 4:42 PM)-

Goodbye Chris Kunitz.

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Thornton re-signs. Does that mean we’ll soon have Marleau re-upping with the Sharks as well?

Radim Vrbata goes back to the Panthers on a 2.5 million dollar, 1-year flyer.

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Hanzal, so hot (on the free agent market) right now, signs in Dallas for 4.75 million a year.

(UPDATE 12:23 PM)-

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(UPDATE 12:17 PM)-

Some usage numbers for newest Penguin Matt Hunwick.

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That patented Stanley Cup winning salary bump gets Trevor Daley around 9.5 million over 3 years.

(UPDATE 11:57 AM)-

Cross another name off of our Dan Kingerski’s list of attractive 4th line options for the Pens.

(UPDATE 11:56 AM)-

(UPDATE 11:45 AM)-

Patrick Sharp will officially be joining Chicago on a low-cost contract.

(UPDATE 11:33 AM)-

Some big Pens news. Nick Bonino is leaving, as anticipated, signing a multi-year deal with the team that broke his leg. Also, the Pens will sign Matt Hunwick, Presumably to replace Trevor Daley in the bottom pair.

(UPDATE 10:54 AM)-

The Rangers will be massively overpaying for Kevin Shattenkirk it looks like. Fortunately for the Pens, he’s still in their division.

(UPDATE 10:23 AM)-

Fire up those #jagrwatch rumors because he’s now officially on the market.

(UPDATE 10:20 AM)-

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(UPDATE 8:00 AM)-

Bob McKenzie basically spilling the beans on all the “done” deals:

In a series of tweets Bob named the following deals that are likely to happen once the clock strikes noon:



Carolina: Josh Jooris, Justin Williams


New Jersey: Brian Boyle

New York Islanders

New York Rangers: Ondrej Pavelec, Kevin Shattenkirk

Philadelphia: Brian Elliot

Pittsburgh: Matt Hunwick, Antti Niemi




Buffalo: Chad Johnson, Benoit Pouliot

Detroit: Trevor Daley

Florida: Evgeny Dadonov, Michael Haley, Radim Vrbata

Montreal: Karl Alzner


Tampa Bay: Dan Girardi, Chris Kunitz

Toronto: Ron Hainsey, Dominic Moore


Chicago: Patrick Sharp

Colorado: Jonathan Bernier

Dallas: Martin Hanzal


Nashville: Nick Bonino, Scott Hartnell

St. Louis: Chris Thorburn, Beau Bennett

Winnipeg: Steve Mason, Dmitry Kulikov


Anaheim: Ryan Miller




Los Angeles: Mike Cammalleri

San Jose: Joe Thornton

Vancouver: Sam Gagner, Michael Del Zotto, Anders Nillson