Today should be an exciting day for hockey fans, just don't expect too much action here in Chicago. Stan Bowman is more than happy to let the kids in Rockford get their shot in 2013-14, and I am ok with that. That doesn't mean Bowman won't make any moves. He could still bring in a veteran center, backup goalie and/or defenseman. I would love to see Matt Cullen or Boyd Gordon but I doubt either one will be signing here. If any veteran free agents are signed it won't be anyone too exciting and it will be on the cheap.
It will be fun to watch other general mangers around the league lose their jobs over horrible contracts signed today. I will keep this page up to date with all the signings as they come across. For those of you following on Twitter just be aware of the numerous fake accounts that will be popping up today. When in doubt, look for the blue check mark.
Looks like Ray Emery will be returning to the Flyers
Ray Emery reportedly going back to Philadelphia. He did very well in Chicago and will challenge to be No. 1 with Flyers.— Dan Rosen (@drosennhl) July 5, 2013
Best of luck to Razor, he's going to need it with the defense in front of him!
Also appears that Daniel Alfredsson will be signing with the Red Wings <insert old Swedish player joke here>.
Andrew Ference to the Oilers
EDM signs Andrew Ference to 4 year, $3.25M AAV.— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) July 5, 2013
Aaron Ward (@aaronward_nhl) July 5, 2013
There goes my Boyd Gordon pipe dream
Boyd Gordon has a three-year deal with EDM and Jason LaBarbera to EDM with a one year deal.— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) July 5, 2013
Hawks bringing back Michal Handzus for one year.
Nathan Horton to LUMBUS
Blue Jackets (@BlueJacketsNHL) July 5, 2013
Devils bring in David Clarkson's replacement
Ryane Clowe with Devils. 5 year / 4.85 AAV. #RDS— Renaud Lavoie (@RenLavoieRDS) July 5, 2013
Rob Scuderi to the Penguins
Scuderi is 4 years, $13.5M with PIT.— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) July 5, 2013
PM Bouchard is now a member of the Islanders. 1 year / 2 M$ #RDS— Renaud Lavoie (@RenLavoieRDS) July 5, 2013
MacArthur is 2 x $3.25M with OTT. Done deal.— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) July 5, 2013
If it ain't broke....
Blackhawks re-sign Michal Rozsival.— James Mirtle (@mirtle) July 5, 2013
Bozak deal is done, $21 M for 5 years with Maple Leafs— Pierre LeBrun (@Real_ESPNLeBrun) July 5, 2013
Also, Predators getting both Viktor Stalberg and Matt Cullen