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The Hockey News Daily Dish: July 2

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The Hot List runs down a few players selected in the CHL import draft.

In his blog, Adam Proteau writes about a few storylines to look out for on the free agency front.

News and Views…

Anaheim: Eric Stephens of the Los Angeles Times writes about the re-signing of Corey Perry. (more...)

Boston: Signed Blake Wheeler to entry-level contract… Fluto Shinzawa of the Boston Globe writes about the Bruins signing Michael Ryder for three years. (more...)

Buffalo: Signed Patrick Lalime.

Calgary: Acquired Rene Bourque from Chicago… Re-signed Mark Giordano.

Carolina: Luke DeCock of the Raleigh News and Observer writes about the Erik Cole for Joni Pitkanen trade. (more...)

Chicago: Signed Cristobal Huet to a four-year contract and Bran Campbell to an eight-year deal… Chris Kuc of the Chicago Tribune writes about the free agent acquisitions. (more...)

Colorado: Signed Darcy Tucker to a two-year deal and Andrew Raycroft to a one-year deal.

Columbus: Acquired Raffi Torres from Edmonton… Signed Mike Commodore to a five-year contract… Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch writes about the Commodore signing. (more...)

Dallas: Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News writes that the team is pursuing free agent Sean Avery. (more...)

Detroit: Re-signed Brad Stuart for four years and signed Ty Conklin for one year.

Edmonton: Acquired Erik Cole from Carolina for Joni Pitkanen and Gilbert Brule from Columbus for Raffi Torres… Terry Jones of the Edmonton Sun writes about the rumored nine-year, $81 million offer to Marian Hossa. (more...)

Florida: Signed Cory Stillman to a three-year contract.

Los Angeles:
Acquired Denis Gauthier from Philadelphia.

Minnesota: Acquired Marek Zidlicky from Nashville… Signed Andrew Brunette… JimSouhan of the Minneapolis Star Tribune writes that losing Brian Rolston could tarnish GM Doug Risebrough’s record. (more...)

Signed Andrei Kostitsyn to a three-year extension, Pat Hickey of the Montreal Gazette writes about the contract. (more...)

Acquired Ryan Jones from Minnesota… Signed Drew MacIntyre to a one-year deal… John Glennon of the Tennessean writes about the Zidlicky trade. (more...)

New Jersey: Signed Brian Rolston for four years, Bobby Holik for one year, Bryce Salvador for four years, re-signed Jay Pandolfo and signed Matt Halischuk to an entry-level deal.

New York Islanders: Re-signed Mark Streit to a five-year contract.

New York Rangers: Signed Wade Redden for six years, Michal Rozsival for four years and also signed Aaron Voros… Larry Brooks of the New York Post writes that Brendan Shanahan is expected to sign in New Jersey. (more...)

Ottawa: Signed Alex Auld for two years.

Philadelphia: Signed Ossi Vaananen and Glen Metropolit.

Phoenix: Signed Viktor Tikhonov and Mikkel Boedker to entry-level contracts… Signed Todd Fedoruk, Kurt Sauer and Eric Godard... Mark Heller of the East Valley Tribune writes about the signing of the team's first round picks. (more...)

Pittsburgh: Re-signed Mark Eaton and Pascal Dupuis… Rob Rossi of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review writes that an extension for Evgeni Malkin is expected to be announced. (more...)

St. Louis:
Norm Sanders of the Belleville News-Democrat writes that the Blues matched the offer sheet Vancouver gave to David Backes. (more...)

Tampa Bay: Signed Olaf Kolzig for one year, Radim Vrbata for three years, Adam Hall for three years and David Koci for one year.

Toronto: Signed Niklas Hagman for four years, Jeff Finger for four years and Curtis Joseph for one year.

Vancouver: Signed Kyle Wellwood.

Signed Jose Theodore for two years and re-signed Mike Green for four years.

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