I suppose we will track the day’s unrestricted free agent signing here. There might be Kings news today, there might not be, I’m not really concerned with what happens, but hey, maybe we hook a big fish. Then we beat that fish to death with the Stanley Cup so e’ll want to win one really badly to use to beat someone else.
Should be an interesting day.
9:00 Beniot Puliot to Lightning. 1 year, 1.8 million.
Scott Clemenson signs 2 year deal in Florida.
9:05 Michael Leighton re-ups in Philly for a year. Big fucking whoop.
9:08 Shane Doan will keep his future uncertain until July 9th, because there’s comfort in consistency.
9:26 Derek Meech to the Jets. And earlier Ryan Smyth stays in Edmonton and Jordan Staal signed the big ass contract in Carolina that he turned down in Pittsburgh.
9:38 Jonas Gustavsson to Detroit for 2 years. So far it’s the day of the backup goalie. I guess it’s easy to sign quickly when you are simply amazed to have been offered a contract in the first place.
9:43 David Moss will spend two years in Phoenix. Whether or not the Coyotes will spend two years in Phoenix, totally different question.
Matt Carkner and John Mitchell to Colorado. The uninteresting signings keep piling up.
10:12 Joe Corvo back to Carolina for another year of terrorizing local waitresses.
10:16 Senators sign Mike Lundin. (he’s a defensemen, don’t worry I don’t know or care who he is either).
10:22 KINGS RELATED NEWS! Jeff Zatkoff signs in Pittsburgh. Oh, you thought it was important news? I forget, is Gibson eligible for the AHL next season? Ah shit I suppose I’ll do some research.
10:30 Zenon Konopka to the Wild for two years.
10:31 Wild also sign Torrey Mitchell for 3 years. The Sharks losing anything and anyone makes me happy.
10:38 Guillaume Latendresse, the man with the most annoying name to spell, signs in Ottawa for a year if he can pass a physical.
10:40 Colby Armstrong to bother Habs fans for the next season.
10:45 Ray Whitney first big name to fall, signs in Dallas for two years.
11:00 Adam Burish to San Jose for 4 years. Brad Staubitz to Ducks. Brad Boyes to Isles for one year. Things heating up.
11:08 Blue Jackets sign Curtis McElhinney in a strong push to continue their history of sucking.
11:12 After signing with the Avs earlier, Matt Carkner says ‘got ya!’ and signs with the Islanders.
Later… Aaron Asham in New York. Tanner Glass in Pittsburgh. Filip Kuba to Florida. Parise decision not expected until Tuesday. Lots of huffing and puffing by teams about making offers to both Parise and Suter.
12:04 MORE KINGS NEWS Pierre LeBrun is reporting that the Kings have resigned Dustin Penner for 1 year and more than $3 million.
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