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NHL Free Agent Frenzy Tracker 2011

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Where will Brad Richards end up? Which team will strengthen its goaltending with Tomas Vokoun? Will Steven Stamkos receive an offer sheet from a rival NHL club, or re-sign with the Tampa Bay Lightning first? These types of questions have been asked in the rumor mill for months, but beginning on July 1 we'll finally start to find out the answers.

This year, the salary cap is set at $64.3 million and the cap floor rests at $48.3 million. Not only will some teams be looking to acquire players in an attempt to retool and take a run at the Stanley Cup, but others will need to sign players just to reach the minimum payroll. How will this affect the free agent market? Only time will tell.

So sit back, relax and follow the day's action up to 6 p.m. EST with instant analysis from THN experts on all the day's free agent signings and the most notable re-signings. Who will get what they want and who will have to turn to the trade market to get what they need? The frenzy begins at 12 noon.

After the July 1 madness, keep track of the rest of the signings via our team-by-team/alphabetical free agent lists.

TOP HEADLINES

John Klingberg
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Top Five Tradeable Assets on the Anaheim Ducks

The last-place Anaheim Ducks have players with value on the trade market. Adam Proteau lists five Ducks who could fly elsewhere by the NHL trade deadline.

St. Ignatius

St. Ignatius Hockey Players, Parents, Coaches Sue Truck Driver After Bus Crash

Parents recalled rushing to hospital to see their children after a semi-truck crashed with a bus carrying members of a junior varsity college prep hockey team.

Roope Hintz
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Stars Sign Roope Hintz to Massive Eight-Year Extension

The Dallas Stars have signed forward Roope Hintz to a blockbuster eight-year contract extension that keeps him through the 2030-31 season.