Sunday, July 1, 2007

FREE AGENCY!

Most exciting day of the year, eh?

Several teams have already made splashes:

Philadelphia signed Daniel Briere to an 8 year - 52 million dollar deal. Apparently, it was less than what the Habs offered him.
Great move by Philly, as they look to have put themselves back into the Playoffs. But don't expect anything else from them today.

Detroit signed Brian Rafalski to a 6 year - 30 million dollar deal.
Decent price, and it replaces...

Mattieu Schneider, who signed with the Anaheim Ducks.
This is probably in case Scott Niedemayer retiries. The Ducks have the best defense in history as of right now.

What about the Avs?

We lost Brett McClean to the Panthers. McClean was our energy player and he will be missed in Colorado. He'll be making more than Brunette next season, so I'm happy we didn't sign him.

According to various rumors site, the Avs are VERY close to signing Ryan Smyth and Scott Hannan. We are also in the running for Chris Drury.
Any of thse guys would be good, but Hannan would be best. Getting Drury back would be a dream come true.

*Rumor sites include The Fourth Period, TSN, and Eklund from HockeyBuzz.com.

Big Free Agents Yet to Sign:
-Chris Drury
-Ryan Smyth
-Scott Gomez
-Paul Kariya
-Scott Hannan
-Sheldon Souray
-Brad Stuart
-Michael Handzus

More updates to come.

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