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The calm after the storm…

This July 1st, hockey fans were able to witness something that is typically rare during free agency day. That being Canadian hockey teams actually signing free agents. Calgary, Montreal, and Toronto, spent some money and were able to get some of the most coveted free agents this off-season. Now…the calm after the storm happened and now all of us are starting to get a clear picture of what next years rosters are going to look like.

July the 4th, 2009 – NHL News and Rumors Roundup

Sundin saga II? Just as long as it’s not like last year

Leafs contend with tampering twitter over Sedin signings

Hawks may have goofed

Kessel-to-Leafs deal is off the table

Avalanche Trade Ryan Smyth to the Kings

Tonight the Avalanche have traded Ryan Smyth to the Kings for Kyle Quincey, Tom Preissing and a fifth-round pick.

Jackets Extend Nash

The Columbus Blue Jackets have made a great statement towards stablizing their franchise by re-signing star forward Rick Nash to an 8 year 62.5 million dollar contract.

So Who's Left? Plenty Of Help Remains Available.

Free Agents are continuing to sign on the dotted line as we speak, but there certainly is some talent remaining in the pool of available players.

The frenzy is over but there are teams with some cap space and needs and players looking for work. Whether they will get the kind of money the players who signed July 1st got remains to be seen. But certainly help is available. It just depends on the price.

Winners and Losers after July 1st

As the dust begins to settle two days after July 1st, we can already begin to see winners and loser on the day so many teams look to, to become a playoff team next season.

July 3, 2009 – NHL News and Rumors Roundup

Opening offer a disappointment for Nash

Wild waiting on decision from Saku Koivu

RANGERS, SATHER CAN AFFORD TO BE PATIENT

Habs next captain???

The Montreal Canadiens will show a new face next season with Koivu, Lang, Brisebois, Bouillon, Schneider, Dandenault, Kostopoulos and fan favorite Alex Kovalev all gone and newcomers Gomez, Gionta, Cammellari, Spacek, Darche and Gill arriving.

Team U.S.A Camp Roster

Vezina Trophy winner Tim Thomas, three-time Olympian Mike Modano and young gun Patrick Kane headline the list of 34 players that USA Hockey has invited to its 2010 Olympic orientation camp this summer. On Tuesday, USA Hockey released the list of participants for the camp, which will take place Aug. 17-19, at Seven Bridges Ice Arena in Woodridge, Ill, a suburb of Chicago. The roster includes three goaltenders, 12 defencemen and 19 forwards and leaves off many of the older, long-time Team USA stars. Here is the roster:

Moves That Burke Should Make Post July 1st

I want to focus on moves the Leafs should make post July 1st, as the acquisitions of Orr, Exelby and Komisarek have already been readily discussed, admired and/or scrutinized. In short though, I LOVE the moves made by Burke yesterday – the Leafs get tougher which allows their speedier offensive-type players to feel a little more protected. I don’t think the big name offensive players like the Sedin Sisters, Cammelari, Hossa, Gaborik, etc. that were out there yesterday would fit into the Leafs future plans and/or we don’t want them anyway for various reasons which I won’t get into here.

Also, to all you Leaf-Haters that roll their eyes about another “What the Leafs Should Do Article”…as indicated by the title, this is OBVIOUSLY a Leafs article so don’t read it if you hate the Leafs…it’s quite annoying when you gripe about it in the comments section and you just end up sounding like a knob…we Leafs fans love to speculate about our team so why not just let us have our fun? I don’t see the big issue, if you don’t like the Leafs, then don’t read Leafs articles…it’s that simple. Anyway, having said that, here’s my two cents on what the Leafs should do….