Yes, it's that time again friends. The first day of free agency. A day so exciting Canada made it a national holiday.
Where will Kovy end up?
Will Rick Dudley do anything brilliant/insane/none of the above?
If you're too lazy to range all over the 'Tubes to find out what is going on then stick with us here at TBC as we consolidate all the info on the big moves.
9:30 am- Keven Allen says Atlanta will be making another effort to sign Moose and will be looking for a forward this afternoon.
Gonchar is officially going to the open market.
Dan Ellis is NOT going to sign with Montreal before noon today. Time to start a campaign: "IF NOT MOOSE, THEN ELLIS!"
10:25 am- Apparently the Flames are expecting something to happen today. They have their press conference podium up and ready to go already. But it's not a stretch for any team to expect to have SOMETHING to address the media about today.
What do we still have we can give up to get Jarome Iginla?
10:35- Custance: "Hedberg and Thrashers still talking, but no agreement yet. Other options for the Moose include NYR, MTL, NJD..."
REALLY don't want to see Moose in any of those sweaters. Pay the man, Dudley!
Eklund shamelessly pandering to crazy Leafs fans by saying that he "thinks the Leafs will be in on" Kovy.
11:00- A funny: TheFourthPeriod I would not be surprised if FLA makes pitch for Kovalchuk... just like I would not be surprised when he says 'no thanks'
11:35- Posts will get a little bit sparser over the next little while. I have errands to run but will be watching everything on my Droid (which I call 'Whistler' and have an R2D2 ringtone for) and posting when I can.
12:00- And Marty Biron to the Rangers is the first deal done. Good solid backup but a little pricey for the role.
Kevin Allen says Dudley is still awaiting an answer from Moose.
12:10- Eklund says Moose talking to Habs. IF NOT MOOSE, THEN ELLIS!
GONCHAR TO SENS. First big move of the day.
Erik Christiensen signs with NYR. Have fun with that.
Gonch 5.5 mil per year. NTC.
Coburn re-signed by Flyers.
12:30- Lots of Savard for Regher Bos-Cal talk. Both players have NTC.
Army talking to the Leaf. I really hope he goes West. Don't want to play him often.
Interesting tweets between Ben Wright and John Manasso about Savard and Peter Bondra.
1:20- been on the road for last half hour. St. Louis signs extension in Tampa for 5.5 mil/ year.
Z. Michalek to Pit. Paul Martin was rumored to be going there. Now who knows?
1:50- Army a Leaf. How many Thrashers' bones will he break next time plays Atlanta?
Nittymakii to the Sharks. Good to see him out of the East.