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2010 NHL Free Agency: Andrew Raycroft signs two-year contract with Dallas Stars

The Dallas Stars announced this afternoon that they have signed goaltender Andrew Raycroft to a two-year contract, filling their need for a backup goaltender to new starter Kari Lehtonen. Financially, it’s a great deal for the Stars. The first season of the deal is two ways, worth $700,000/$105,000 and the second year a one-way deal [more]

2010 NHL Free Agency: No news on Ilya Kovalchuk just yet

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We are now six hours into the 2010 NHL free agency period and still nothing concrete on Ilya Kovalchuk — the supposed top free agent this summer.All day long it’s looked like the Los Angeles Kings were the frontrunners on Kovalchuk, but over the past few hours things have slowed down a bit on the [more]

2010 NHL Free Agency: Buffalo Sabres sign D Jordan Leopold

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The Buffalo Sabres lost two defensemen via free agency, but managed to fill that void by signing free agent defenseman Jordan Leopold — who finished last season with the Pittsburgh Penguins.The financial terms haven’t been disclosed just yet, but it’s a three-year contract for another one of the more underrated defensemen on the market as [more]

2010 NHL Free Agency: Chicago Blackhawks trade Andrew Ladd to Atlanta

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The Chicago Blackhawks continue to make moves in an effort to free up cap space, as they trade RFA Andrew Ladd to the Atlanta Thrashers in exchange for a draft pick and defensive prospect Ivan Vishnevskiy.Ladd was given a qualifying offer by the Hawks late last week, but they just couldn’t afford to keep him [more]

2010 NHL Free Agency: Atlanta Thrashers sign G Chris Mason

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Chris Mason turned down a big contract with the St. Louis Blues, who then traded for Jaroslav Halak. Mason entered a crowded goaltending market and had to settle for a very cheap deal with the Atlanta Thrashers.Mason signed a two-year contract with the Thrashers, worth $1.6 million for the first season and $2.1 million the [more]