2014 Free Agent Frenzy Thread

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Re: 2014 Free Agent Frenzy Thread

Postby flyingnote38 » Tue Jul 01, 2014 3:08 pm

Central division just got even stronger.
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Re: 2014 Free Agent Frenzy Thread

Postby drwoland » Tue Jul 01, 2014 3:15 pm

Holy hell, Iginla to Avs.. no joke, Central is going to be an INSANE division to watch.
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Re: 2014 Free Agent Frenzy Thread

Postby flyingnote38 » Tue Jul 01, 2014 3:48 pm

slow day.......Devils re-sign F Stephen Gionta: two years, $1.7 million (link)

Dallas signs F Patrick Eaves: one year, $600,000 (link)

Washington signs D Matt Niskanen: seven years, $40 million (link)

Chicago signs C Brad Richards: one year, $2 million (link)

Phoenix signs G Devan Dubnyk: one year, $800,000 (link)

Philadelphia signs G Ray Emery (one year, $1M) and G Robb Zepp (link)

Buffalo signs D Andrej Meszaros: one year, $4.125 million (link)

Calgary signs D Deryk Engelland: three years, $8.7 million (link)

Tampa Bay signs F Mike Blunden: one year, $600,000 (link)

New Jersey signs G Scott Clemmensen: one year, $ N/A (link)

Detroit signs F Kevin Porter (link)

Buffalo signs F Cody McCormick: three years, $4.5 million (link)

Carolina re-signs F Jiri Tlusty: one year, $2.95 million (link)

Tampa Bay signs D Anton Stralman: five years, $22.5 million (link)

Columbus trades Matt Frattin to Toronto for Jerry D’Amigo (link)

Buffalo re-signs F Marcus Foligno: two years, $3.75 million (link)

Colorado signs RW Jarome Iginla: three years, $16 million (link)

New Jersey re-signs F Steve Bernier: one year, $600,000 (link)

Buffalo signs LW Matt Moulson: four years, $25 million (link)

Toronto signs F Leo Komarkov: four years, $11.8 million (link)

Chicago re-signs C Peter Regin: one year, $650,000 (link)

Colorado signs D Zach Redmond: two years, $1.5 million (link)

New Jersey signs F Martin Havlat: one year, $1.5 million (link)

Florida signs C Derek McKenzie: three years, $3.9 million (link)

Minnesota signs Thomas Vanek: three years, $19.5 million (link)

New York Rangers re-sign Dominic Moore (two years, $3M), sign Tanner Glass (three years, $4.35M) (link)

Toronto signs D Stephane Robidas: three years, $9 million (link)

Florida signs RW Shawn Thornton: two years, $2.4 million (link)

Colorado signs D Bruno Gervais: one year, $650,000 (link)

Florida signs G Al Montoya: two years, $2.1 million (link)

Calgary signs G Jonas Hiller: two years, $9 million (link)

Pittsburgh signs G Thomas Greiss: one year, $1 million (link)

Dallas signs G Anders Lindback: one year, $ N/A (link)

Colorado re-signs D Nick Holden: three years, $4.95 million (link)

New York Islanders sign T.J. Brennan: one year, $600,000 (link)

Buffalo signs F Brian Gionta: three years, $12.75 million (link)

Winnipeg signs C Mathieu Perreault: three years, $9 million (link)

Montreal signs D Mike Weaver: one year, $1.75 million (link)

Washington signs D Brooks Orpik: five years, $27.5 million (link)

Carolina signs C Brad Malone: two years, $1.3 million (link)

Montreal signs D Tom Gilbert: two years, $5.6 million (link)

Dallas signs LW Ales Hemsky: three years, $12 million (link)

Phoenix signs F Joe Vitale: three years, $3.3 million (link)

Vancouver signs G Ryan Miller: three years, $18 million (link)

San Jose trades D Brad Stuart to Colorado for picks (link)

Pittsburgh signs F Blake Comeau: one year, $700,000 (link)

Vancouver signs D Bobby Sanguinetti: one year, $600,000 (link)

Anaheim signs D Clayton Stoner: four years, $13 million (link)

Calgary signs F Mason Raymond: three years, $9.5 million (link)

Florida signs C Dave Bolland: five years, $27.5 million (link)

New Jersey Devils sign LW Mike Cammalleri: five years, $25 million (link)

New York Rangers sign D Dan Boyle: two years, $9 million (link)

Colorado sign LW Jesse Winchester: two years, $1.8 million (link)

Florida signs LW Jussi Jokinen: four years, $16 million (link)

Washington signs G Justin Peters: two years, $1.9 million (link)

Edmonton signs D Keith Aulie: one year, $800,000 (link)

Montreal trades D Josh Gorges to Buffalo for ’16 2nd-round pick (link)

St. Louis signs C Paul Stastny: four years, $28 million (link)

Ottawa re-signs F Milan Michalek: three years, $12 million (link)

New York Islanders sign G Chad Johnson: two years, $2.6 million (link)

St. Louis signs C Jori Lehtera: two years, $5.5M (link)

Edmonton signs F Benoit Pouliot (five years, $20M) and D Mark Fayne (four years, $14.5 million) (link)

Pittsburgh signs D Christian Ehrhoff: one year, $4M (link)

Montreal signs C Manny Malhotra: one year, $850,000 (link)

Ottawa trades Jason Spezza to Dallas for Alex Chiasson, Alex Guptill, Nicholas Paul, 2015 2nd-round pick (link)

Columbus re-signs D Frederic St. Denis: one year, $550,000 (link)

Vancouver re-signs F Mike Zalewski: two years, $1.85M (link)

Detroit re-signs C Riley Sheahan: two years, $1.9M (link)
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Re: 2014 Free Agent Frenzy Thread

Postby flyingnote38 » Tue Jul 01, 2014 3:51 pm

and that doesn't include AHL deals among which

Cracknell signed with LA
Blues re-signed McRae
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Re: 2014 Free Agent Frenzy Thread

Postby cprice12 » Wed Jul 02, 2014 7:34 am

I'm going to take a second to laugh at the Red Wings for doing absolutely nothing.

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: 2014 Free Agent Frenzy Thread

Postby ibldbl » Thu Jul 03, 2014 6:54 am

The Red Wings re-signed Kyle Quincey two a two year contract at $8.5M.

:aaaa: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: 2014 Free Agent Frenzy Thread

Postby dmiles2186 » Thu Jul 03, 2014 1:18 pm

http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nhl-puck- ... ntentstory

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The $28 million for Paul Stastny is a lot, but the four years are perfect. He provides them with a true center and someone that can give the Blues the depth up the middle they lacked. Plus there’s that adorable homecoming aspect to his signing there. Carl Gunnarson could be a great partner for Kevin Shattenkirk. But when all is said and done, are we going to remember this as the summer the Blues signed Jori Lehtera? GRADE: A+
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Re: 2014 Free Agent Frenzy Thread

Postby Robb_K » Tue Jul 08, 2014 12:19 pm

I'm plenty happy with The Blues getting Stastny and signing Lehterä, and trading for Gunnarsson and Husso. I don't feel bad that they didn't trade Schwartz + for Spezza.

Their offence will be better (but, they'd better change their PP strategy).

Their defence will be better.

Their goaltending will be similar to last season's (before Miller). That should be good enough with the added scoring.

We just have to see if they can turn it up a notch during the playoffs. This season will be interesting to watch.
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Re: 2014 Free Agent Frenzy Thread

Postby flyingnote38 » Tue Jul 08, 2014 1:03 pm

dmiles2186 wrote:http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nhl-puck-daddy/puck-daddy-s-2014-nhl-free-agent-report-card-190007736.html?soc_src=mediacontentstory

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The $28 million for Paul Stastny is a lot, but the four years are perfect. He provides them with a true center and someone that can give the Blues the depth up the middle they lacked. Plus there’s that adorable homecoming aspect to his signing there. Carl Gunnarson could be a great partner for Kevin Shattenkirk. But when all is said and done, are we going to remember this as the summer the Blues signed Jori Lehtera? GRADE: A+


also saw on sporting news that the Blues got listed among the big winners on day one of the draft.
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Re: 2014 Free Agent Frenzy Thread

Postby WaukeeBlues » Tue Jul 08, 2014 8:03 pm

ibldbl wrote:The Red Wings re-signed Kyle Quincey two a two year contract at $8.5M.

:aaaa: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:


Yea they were talking about that on NHL Network radio last week. The radio announcers basically decided that that was probably the best the Red Wings could do and had to overpay to keep him in town. If there was any doubt, Detroit is absolutely on the decline. This free agent period has made it clear that players don't want to go there and with their Datsyuk/Zetterberg core running out of steam... very shortly the Dead Things will be missing the playoffs. Looking that way. Not sad about it.
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Re: 2014 Free Agent Frenzy Thread

Postby STLADOGG » Wed Jul 09, 2014 7:33 am

WaukeeBlues wrote:
ibldbl wrote:The Red Wings re-signed Kyle Quincey two a two year contract at $8.5M.

:aaaa: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:


Yea they were talking about that on NHL Network radio last week. The radio announcers basically decided that that was probably the best the Red Wings could do and had to overpay to keep him in town. If there was any doubt, Detroit is absolutely on the decline. This free agent period has made it clear that players don't want to go there and with their Datsyuk/Zetterberg core running out of steam... very shortly the Dead Things will be missing the playoffs. Looking that way. Not sad about it.

Yeah apparently they went after all the free agent defencemen like: Orpik and Boyle. I also read that since nobody wanted to go to Detoilet that there trying to trade for the Caps Mike Green.
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Re: 2014 Free Agent Frenzy Thread

Postby dmiles2186 » Wed Jul 09, 2014 9:25 am

Didn't figure this warranted it's own thread. Blues sign David Shields to 1 year, 2 way deal. Former 6th rounder.

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ST. LOUIS – St. Louis Blues President of Hockey Operations and General Manager Doug Armstrong announced today the club has signed defenseman David Shields to a one-year, two-way contract.

Shields, 23, dressed in 55 regular season games for the Blues’ American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, the Chicago Wolves last season, posting a professional career-high 15 points (five goals and 10 assists).

In addition, he appeared in three postseason games with the club, serving two penalty minutes.

The 6-foot-4, 206-pound defenseman has spent the past three seasons in the Blues’ minor league system after a four-year stint in the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) with the Erie Otters (2007-2011).

Overall, Shields has accumulated 24 points (five goals, 19 assists) in 162 regular season AHL games, while he also produced six points (one goal, five assists) in a 12-game regular season stint with the Blues’ former East Coast Hockey League (ECHL) affiliate, Alaska Aces.

The Buffalo, New York native was originally drafted by the Blues in the sixth round, 168th overall, of the 2009 Entry Draft.
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Re: 2014 Free Agent Frenzy Thread

Postby glen a richter » Wed Jul 09, 2014 11:29 am

I think we can safely file that one under the who cares category.
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Re: 2014 Free Agent Frenzy Thread

Postby dmiles2186 » Wed Jul 09, 2014 11:42 am

glen a richter wrote:I think we can safely file that one under the who cares category.


David Shields and his parents/family care. Sheesh. You heartless east coast elitist.
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Re: 2014 Free Agent Frenzy Thread

Postby glen a richter » Wed Jul 09, 2014 12:26 pm

:oops:
dmiles2186 wrote:
glen a richter wrote:I think we can safely file that one under the who cares category.


David Shields and his parents/family care. Sheesh. You heartless east coast elitist.


You channeling sseagle now?
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Re: 2014 Free Agent Frenzy Thread

Postby dmiles2186 » Wed Jul 09, 2014 12:37 pm

glen a richter wrote::oops:
dmiles2186 wrote:
glen a richter wrote:I think we can safely file that one under the who cares category.


David Shields and his parents/family care. Sheesh. You heartless east coast elitist.


You channeling sseagle now?


Hah...I just wanted to try out the 'east coast elitist' slam. I don't like it. This is the last time I ever defend David Shields or his parents/family.
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Re: 2014 Free Agent Frenzy Thread

Postby ViPeRx007 » Wed Jul 09, 2014 3:00 pm

dmiles2186 wrote:
glen a richter wrote:I think we can safely file that one under the who cares category.


David Shields and his parents/family care. Sheesh. You heartless east coast elitist prick.


You forgot one word, dmiles.
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Re: 2014 Free Agent Frenzy Thread

Postby dmiles2186 » Wed Jul 09, 2014 7:04 pm

Heatley signed a 1 yr, 1 mil deal with the Ducks. I know he had a down year last year, but this could be sneaky good. They added Kesler and Heatley to an already good offense.
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Re: 2014 Free Agent Frenzy Thread

Postby not_a_wings_fan » Wed Jul 09, 2014 8:05 pm

dmiles2186 wrote:Heatley signed a 1 yr, 1 mil deal with the Ducks. I know he had a down year last year, but this could be sneaky good. They added Kesler and Heatley to an already good offense.

He's been in a pretty steep dive performance wise, but the cash is so little that it is worth a try. Interesting move.
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Re: 2014 Free Agent Frenzy Thread

Postby gaijin » Thu Jul 10, 2014 7:28 am

not_a_wings_fan wrote:
dmiles2186 wrote:Heatley signed a 1 yr, 1 mil deal with the Ducks. I know he had a down year last year, but this could be sneaky good. They added Kesler and Heatley to an already good offense.

He's been in a pretty steep dive performance wise, but the cash is so little that it is worth a try. Interesting move.


I know Heatley has his problems, but you'd think 1 yr/$1 mil would be a safe enough contract for any team to take a risk on. He might have been a good shot in the arm for our power play.
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