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2010 NHL Free Agency Tracker: Team-By-Team Transactions Index

July 1st, 2010 No Comments

The 2010 edition of NHL Free Agency is now off with a bang. Despite plenty of trades throughout the NHL Draft last weekend and then many more over the past week, hundreds of hockey players are now out on the market. As the reports of trades, signings, and re-signings steadily flow in, we’ll be keeping track of each team’s new additions, departing players, and re-signings. Each team will be sorted into three categories: “acquisitions,” “losses,” and “re-signings”, including moves made before today. Traded draft picks will not be included, however, trades that included both players and draft picks will appear with just the players involved listed. The blog will continue to be updated live, so continue to check in to see the latest moves by your team. Due to the fact that NHL free agency is such a hectic time,

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2010 NHL Draft First Round Recap: Surprise Picks and Plunges Highlight Night

June 27th, 2010 No Comments

The first player selected at the 2010 NHL Entry Draft in Los Angeles last night was right wing Taylor Hall, the newest player to receive their Edmonton Oilers jersey. That pick, at least, was expected. The second player selected at the draft, this time by the Boston Bruins, was center Tyler Seguin. That choice was also relatively easy to predict. The third player chosen was Erik Gudbranson, who’s now a member of the rebuilding Florida Panthers. Gudbranson’s selection, while not as much of a certainty as the first two, was also a fairly assured choice. …and then the mock drafts began to be not only proven wrong, but completely jumbled, pick after pick after pick. Following those three, the draft entered a stretch where six consecutive forwards were chosen, despite having the options of fourth- and fifth-ranked players Cam Fowler and

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2010 NHL Draft Results: Carolina Hurricanes Analysis and Recap

June 27th, 2010 6 Comments

We knew that the 2010 NHL Entry Draft was going to be a busy one for the Carolina Hurricanes, who held a league-high 11 draft picks going in. And, when it was all said and done, through picks and trades and hours of negotiating, the Hurricanes can come away from Los Angeles with high hopes for the future. General Manager Jim Rutherford had a busy weekend, as the Hurricanes were the seventh team up in the first round Friday night and then continued to have selections all through Saturday as well. Despite having the option of going with Cam Fowler or Brandon Gormley, both of whom were expected to go earlier and both of whom could be a great addition to the ‘Canes’ needy defensive unit, the Hurricanes decided to go with center Jeff Skinner with the seventh pick. Center

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