Category Archives: July 1 Frenzy

A wild Canada Day: Shattenkirk chooses Rangers, Devils sign Boyle, Sabres add Pouliot, Johnson

Day One has come and gone. On a wild Canada Day, there was plenty of activity on the first day of NHL free agency. July 1 was as busy as expected. Even if this year’s class isn’t loaded with stars, … Continue reading

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Boyle only Devils’ UFA signing as dud of an offseason continues

Yesterday was a microcosm of the Devils’ entire offseason – which as a whole got off to a great start with winning the draft lottery, but has been a total dud after that.  Ironically, we kicked off the July 1 … Continue reading

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Devils buy out Cammalleri, Smith-Pelly on eve of FA

(caption: NJ.com – a goal by now ex-Devil Mike Cammalleri in 2015, an occurence too infrequent in his three seasons as a Devil) When Devils GM Ray Shero made critical comments about the team’s heart and desire after the 2016-17 … Continue reading

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Okposo believes Sabres can win Stanley Cup

A big reason Kyle Okposo signed with Buffalo is he believes they can get to the Stanley Cup quicker than the Islanders. Continue reading

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Rangers sign Clendening and Paliotta, Rookie Camp ends

On a day they added depth for the fourth line, the Rangers signed two minor league defensemen. Rookie camp concludes. Jeff Beukeboom is the new assistant coach. First look at projected lines. Continue reading

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Shero stays busy signing five players on UFA day

While signing a depth defenseman and a fourth-line forward doesn’t sound like much activity amidst all the frenzy of July 1, it was nonetheless part of an important day for the Devils as they signed five players to contracts and … Continue reading

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Rangers lose Stalberg, sign Grabner

In what amounted to a quiet and expected Canada Day, the Rangers added Michael Grabner after losing Viktor Stalberg. Continue reading

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Islanders say goodbye to Okposo, sign Ladd and Chimera on hectic Canada Day

The July 1 free agent frenzy has begun. For the Islanders, it’ll be a different look this Fall. After bidding adieu to Kyle Okposo, they reached agreement on a seven-year deal worth a reported $38.5 million with unrestricted free agent … Continue reading

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With Blues showing Tarasenko the money, Rangers must change philosophy

The Blues gave Vladimir Tarasenko a big long-term deal. It’s time for #NYR to do same with Stepan and Kreider to avoid future headaches. Continue reading

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Uneventful Canada Day For Rangers

Not much to write home about for #NYR on Day 1 of the frenzy. Continue reading

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