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FTB: Maple Leafs have quiet Free Agency day and links to more NHL transaction news

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Moore and Hainsey the big signings of the day.

Moore Happy

The Maple Leafs management opted not to shake up their lines too much on the first day of NHL Free Agency. While there were rumours of offers for some bigger names, none of those signing happened.

The notable additions to the team for the day were ex-Leaf Dominic Moore, and veteran Ron Hainsey.

Leafs sign Dominic Moore - Kevin
The Thornhill native returns to Toronto after setting his career high in points with the Leafs in 2008-2009.

Leafs sign Ron Hainsey to a two-year deal - ElSeldo
The former Penguins defender is here to give some defensive depth.

The arrival of Ron Hainsey marks the end of Matt Hunwick’s time on the team. Hunwick signed with Pittsburgh for three years.

Kyle Dubas also made some moves for the Marlies.

Colin Greening, Chris Mueller, Vincent LoVerde sign - Elseldo
Leafs add more AHL depth and injury call ups.

Marlies add centre Jean Dupuy - Katya
They decided to get in on the signing action today, picking up an ex-Soo Greyhounds player.

LoVerde was previously captain of the Ontario Reign, and could be a candidate to be captain of the Marlies now that Andrew Campbell has moved on to Arizona.

Other ex-Leafs on the move include Peter Holland to the Canadiens, Antoine Bibeau to the Sharks, Seth Griffith to the Sabres, and Greg McKegg to the Penguins. Noted giant duck hater Frankie Corrado also re-signed with the Penguins.

Other Teams Moves

Here are some of the notable signings of the day.

Signing Karl Alzner to a five-year $4.625M AAV deal is a step backward - Eyes On The Prize
The Habs made their first move of free agency, and it was a questionable one at best.

Jets Sign Dmitri Kulikov - Arctic Ice Hockey
The reported terms are 3 years with a $4.33 million AAV.

Jets Sign Steve Mason - Arctic Ice Hockey
The deal has been reported as a 2 year, $4.1 Million contract. Are the goaltending problems finally solved?

Rangers sign Shattenkirk to four-year, $26.6M Deal - Blueshirt Banter
After reports surfaced earlier that the New York Rangers were close to finalizing a deal for Kevin Shattenkirk, it appears as if they have finally landed their man.

Avalanche Acquire Colin Wilson from the Predators - Mile High Hockey
Joe Sakic once again wastes no time making moves in free agency, trading a fourth round pick for a useful bottom-six forward.

Golden Knights to trade Emelin to Predators for draft pick - Knights On Ice
Vegas confirmed that the pick coming from Nashville will be a 2019 third-round selection.

Thornton reportedly nearing deal with Sharks - Fear The Fin
Jumbo is reportedly back in the fold on a one year, ~$6M deal.

There are your highlights of Free Agency Day 1. One big name left is Patrick Marleu. There’s alos a lot of trades Vegas still needs to make, so there will likely be more excitement this weekend.

Poll

Are you happy with the moves made on July 1?

This poll is closed

  • 37%
    Yes. They navigated Free Agency well.
    (192 votes)
  • 25%
    Yes. The deals are OK, though Hainsey’s is too high AAV.
    (127 votes)
  • 30%
    Meh. This isn’t terrible, but I thought they should have made other moves.
    (154 votes)
  • 6%
    No. I hate this outcome. They didn’t get the pieces they needed.
    (33 votes)
506 votes total Vote Now