2019 NHL Free Agency open thread

Free agency is upon us. Use this as your open thread for the madness. I’ll update this with the major signings and/or trades that go down. As always, keep it civil please.

  • Leafs trade Connor Brown and Nikita Zaitsev to Ottawa for Codi Ceci, Ben Harpur, Aaron Luchuk, and a 2020 3rd round pick.
  • Matt Duchene is headed to Nashville for $8 million a year.
  • Joe Pavelski is going to Dallas for $7 million a year (3 years).
  • Mats Zuccarello is going to Minnesota for five years and $6 million.
  • Jason Spezza is going to Toronto for one year and $700k.
  • Rangers trade Jimmy Vesey to Buffalo for a 2021 3rd round pick.
  • Rangers land Artemi Panarin for 7 years and $11.6 million a year.
  • Gustav Nyquist to Columbus for 4 years, $5.5 million per.
  • Valterri Filpulla to Detroit, 2 years and $6 million per.
  • Timo Meier re-ups in San Jose, 4 years and $6 million per.
  • Pittsburgh, for some reason, gave Brandon Tanev a six year deal at $3.5 million.
  • Joonas Donskoi gets 4 years and $3.9 million from Colorado.
  • Florida just gave Sergei Bobrovsky, he of 31 years of age, $10 million a year for 7 years.
  • Wayne Simmonds is headed across the river for a year and $5 million.
  • Montreal has offer sheeted (!!!!) Sebastian Aho from Carolina, 5 years, $8.45 million.
  • Rangers ink forwards Gregg McKegg and Danny O’Regan, terms undisclosed at the moment.
  • Anders Lee re-ups in Brooklyn for 7 years and $7 million.
  • Robin Lehner is going to Chicago for one year and $5 million.
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  • Jul 1, 2019 at 11:13 am
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    Vesey to Buffalo for a 2020 3d

    • Jul 1, 2019 at 11:16 am
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      Correction: Vesey to Buffalo for a 2021 3d.

  • Jul 1, 2019 at 11:15 am
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    Elliotte Friedman Retweeted

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    OFFICIAL: #NYR have acquired a third-round pick in the 2021 NHL Draft from the Buffalo Sabres in exchange for Jimmy Vesey.

  • Jul 1, 2019 at 11:24 am
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    thanks for the memories. Sure wish it had been for Alex Nylander…but fine with this..

  • Jul 1, 2019 at 11:31 am
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    Anyone have a good stream for TSN or SportsNet’s coverage? Can’t seem to track one down this year…

  • Jul 1, 2019 at 11:47 am
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    Darren Dreger

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    All signs are pointing toward the NYR landing Artemi Panarin.

    • Jul 1, 2019 at 11:56 am
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      Yep – they are now all quacking about it. Looks like it is a done deal. Richter you can come back now 🙂

      Let’s hope that we did not, well I was going to say overpay, but that goes without saying.

      I would imagine JD did not go for the Isle misdirection play

    • Jul 1, 2019 at 11:56 am
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      If this is true, I’m really gonna miss Kreider. But, I see the desire to bring in Panarin to help get the Russian kids going. It will be nice to watch the Rangers in the playoffs again.

    • Jul 1, 2019 at 11:58 am
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      Dreger also said Panarin left money on the table.

  • Jul 1, 2019 at 11:58 am
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    How I hope this is ‘fake news’

  • Jul 1, 2019 at 12:21 pm
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    Panarin is ours, 7 years, $11.6 per

  • Jul 1, 2019 at 12:22 pm
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    ZUCCCCCC!!!! SO HAPPY FOR HIM!

  • Jul 1, 2019 at 1:18 pm
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    Florida really overcompensated for losing out on Panarin with that ghastly deal with Bobrovsky

    • Jul 1, 2019 at 1:46 pm
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      I think they were going to pay that to Bob all along, with Luongo retiring they needed a #1G badly … personally I think they could have found a cheaper, younger option — probably not quite as good or as sure to be good for the first few years like Bob.

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