Category Archives: Free Agents

Teams that may be looking at Thomas

Teams that could use Tim Thomas, assuming he’s not completely lost his body and mind: Colorado, Edmonton, Calgary, Florida, Dallas and maybe Pittsburgh

Former Vancouver Giant star Jon Blum “would love,” chance to play for Canucks

Former Vancouver Giants defenceman Jon Blum, an unrestricted free agent after playing out his contract with the Nashville Predators, says that a “few teams,” have called his agent  Johannson to express interest and admits that the Vancouver Canucks are one of them.

And he’s openly keen on playing here. He did also say, “I’m going to let me agent do his job,” as well, for what it’s worth.

“I would love it,” said Blum, 24, who suited up for 248 regular season games with the Giants from 2005-09. “It’s like my second home.

Wings working on a deal with Weiss

Mason Raymond to sign with the Flames?

Devils trying to land Clowe

Canadiens agree to two-year deal with Briere

Danny Briere is not likely to hear many more boos at the Bell Centre.

The free agent from Gatineau, Que., has agreed to terms on a two-year contract with the Montreal Canadiens.

Alfredsson to pick a team tomorrow

Grabovski buyout gives Leafs options

On the day Mikhail Grabovski officially takes himself off the open market, the former Toronto Maple Leafs centre is also likely to become a NHL free agent.

What a turn of events.

The Leafs placed Grabovski on unconditional waivers Thursday with the intention of using a compliance buyout on him if he clears Friday – which just happens to be the day the 29-year-old will marry his longtime girlfriend in Toronto, according to agent Gary Greenstin.

Source: Horton Was Here

Forward Nathan Horton, one of the top NHL free agents available this summer, was in Columbus today to visit with the Blue Jackets and tour Nationwide Arena, The Dispatch has learned.

The Blue Jackets were among the first NHL clubs to take advantage of a two-day window in which players can visit and negotiate with clubs. The two sides can agree to terms, but no contracts can be signed until Friday.

Ken Holland will reach out to several forwards Wednesday, when free agent talks begin

The NHL’s free agent period doesn’t start until noon on Friday, but the activity heats up on Wednesday, when clubs are permitted to begin talks with players poised to hit the market.

Detroit Red Wings general manager Ken Holland said he plans to reach out to about a half-dozen forwards.

Something Bruin? – B’s reaching out to Alfredsson

For Ottawa’s hockey fans it is downright unfathomable to consider Daniel Alfredsson wearing any other jersey than the Senators’, but Boston Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli isn’t letting that get in the way of trying to make it a reality.

TSN Hockey Insider Pierre LeBrun of ESPN reported today that Chiarelli – a former Senators executive himself – reached out to Alfredsson’s camp and spoke with them “at great length” in hopes of luring the pending agent to Boston for the coming season.

Briere says he’s talking with eight teams, including Sabres

There’s about a 1 in 8 chance those Daniel Briere jerseys stuffed in the closets of Sabres fans will come back in style.

The free agent center, who was bought out by the Philadelphia Flyers, tells The Buffalo News he’s had contract chats with Buffalo.