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Old 07-01-2007, 10:38 PM   #1
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First day of free agency and some crazy moves already.

Gomez and Drury are on their way to the New York Rangers.
Jason Blake to the Maple Leafs.
Brian Rafalski signs with the Red Wings.

But the craziest thing so far has to be the Philadelphia Flyers. They've landed Briere. They are going nuts right now trying to fix their horrible season last year. In my opinion they are spending way to much on free agents that has show in the past (spending a lot of money on FAs to fix a problem) not to work. They are also trading away some big name players such as Pitkanen. If this works out for them, I'll be very surprised.
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These contracts are crazy. 7 years/$52 million? I thought the NHL was a financial fiasco but I guess not.
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Old 07-02-2007, 10:52 AM   #3
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These contracts are crazy. 7 years/$52 million? I thought the NHL was a financial fiasco but I guess not.
I know. It's almost like we're back to pre-lockout feelings. The salary cap jumped from $44 million in 06-07 to $50.2 million this season.
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Penguins have signed only three FAs: Darryl Sydor, Peter Sykora and Dany Sabourin.

They missed out on Paul Kariya and Scott Hannan. Having both of these guys on the Penguins would have been great next year, but I'm glad GM Ray Shero didn't go all out like the Flyers did and spend a lot of money on FAs. It'll be interesting to see if it all pays off for them. Spending a lot of money to fix a problem short term.
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Islanders spent some money these last two days.

Ruslan Fedotenko (1 year - $2.9 mil), Bill Guerin (2 year - $9 mil) and Mike Comrie (1 year - estimated $3.375 mil).
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Nobody wants Sheldon Souray. Haha. I thought he was going to New Jersey but that kind of fell through...Maybe.

I guess teams finally realized what an overrated player he is.
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I'm obviously happy with the Drury and Gomez signings. Shore up the defense and the Rangers could be Cup favorites.
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Gomez and Drury are definitely big additions to a team that I see competing with the Penguins for the Atlantic Division title. The Flyers got a lot of help but I just don't see all these UFAs and trades really helping them out. They did lose Pitkanen afterall. The Devils and Isles are going to be struggling this year.
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