[Thurs LL] Day 2 Signings Around The League

I don't know how this play turned out, but I doubt it ends well for Luke Schenn. - Abelimages

Links from around the NHL!

Nonis and Loiselle said some dumb things on the radio yesterday, about "compete level" in 2012-13, playing a fourth line more than five minutes while still retaining Colton Orr, and about not going over your free agency budget for players, but nothing about what crack you're allowed smoke when deciding that budget.

Visualizing D-Corsi and Expected D-Corsi by Player
Via Burtch

Mirtle: What should the Leafs do with James Reimer?
The Score reported that Reimer filed for arbitration yesterday.

Maple Leafs submit an offer to David Legwand
On a short term deal that might not be so bad. Gotta fill the 3C void somehow.

Signings:

Mikhail Grabovski and Nikolai Kulemin Signings: What's the Islanders lineup look like now? - Lighthouse Hockey
The Islanders signed Kulemin and Grabovski to four year deals, giving the Isles a strong group of forwards.

Lightning Sign G Evgeni Nabokov - Raw Charge
It was pretty obvious the Lightning were in the market for a backup, and Nabokov gives the Lightning a reasonable option, who's waivable if the young kids pass him on the depth chart. Nice.

Steve Downie signed by Pittsburgh Penguins, reunited with Tocchet
1 year, 1 mil.

Report: Dallas Stars Agree to Two-Year Contract With Vernon Fiddler - Defending Big D
Two years, 1.25 AAV.

Radim Vrbata signs with Canucks, picks money over term
Two years, five million per.

Quality of Jokinen deal hinges on whether or not Predators make more moves - On the Forecheck
Olli's deal is 2.5M for one year, but it doesn't really help the Predators' big needs.

Flyers sign tough guy Zack Stortini
But they could've had Colton Orr.

Sharks sign John Scott because they hate you
The Sharks will be spending two million dollars on John Scott and Mike Brown. What an off-season.

Other links:

So Far So Good For MacT, But That Could Change Quickly
The Oilers beat the odds and managed to escape without anything horrific. Copper n Blue takes a look.

Broad Street Hockey EXCLUSIVE: Details emerge on Claude Giroux and Buttgate
Eyewitness accounts affirm that an appletini caused the NHL superstar to go on a clutchtime laden butt grabbing spree.

The Vincent Lecavalier trade option to Nashville is still possible
Hope springs eternal, over at Broad Street Hockey.

LEAKED: Internal NHLPA Memo Regarding Claude Giroux's Arrest - Battle of California
In which Battle of California grabs ahold of NHLPA property without its consent.

Puck Daddy Power Rankings: Free Agent Winners and Losers edition
Lambert's take on free agency day one.

Niskanen, Orpik determined to prove contract critics wrong for Caps
Bower Power determined to shit gold. It ain't gonna happen.

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