Category Archives: July 1 Frenzy

Tavares decision looming on eve of Canada Day

On what’s already been a intriguing day due to a wild and crazy World Cup soccer match won by France over disappointing Argentina 4-3 in the knockout stage, it’s also decision time for John Tavares. What will he decide? It’s … Continue reading

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Rangers linked to Komarov, Nash may not play next year

It looks like the Rangers could be actually adding someone to the roster. They’ve been reportedly linked to soon to be former Maple Leaf Leo Komarov. The New York Rangers have been in talks with forward Leo Komarov on a … Continue reading

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Tavares Watch continues

As the school year officially comes to a close, July 1 is fast approaching. Though I can’t recall the first day of the free agent frenzy ever coming out on a Sunday. It will this weekend with the usual assortment … Continue reading

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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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