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The Hockey News Daily Dish: July 3

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In Double OT, Mike Brophy writes about the free agent frenzy spiraling into madness.

Sam McCaig writes that Marian Hossa is chasing a Stanley Cup with his signing in Detroit.

Ryan Kennedy analyzes Sean Avery’s deal with Dallas.

Ryan Dixon writes that Mark Streit won’t put the Islanders over the top by himself, in his blog.

NACS head scout Mark Seidel grades the Central and Pacific divisions on the entry draft in Part 1 of his post-draft analyses.

The THN Top 10 counts down the most confusing deals from July 1.

News and Views…

Atlanta: Mike Knobler of the Atlanta Journal and Constitution writes about Ron Hainsey’s five-year, $22.5 million contract. (more...)

Boston: Re-signed Petteri Nokelainen.

Calgary: Re-signed Peter Vandermeer and signed Curtis Glencross.

Carolina: Signed Joni Pitkanen to three-year deal and Josef Melichar to one-year deal… Luke Decock of the Raleigh News and Observer writes that the Erik Cole trade hit friend Eric Staal hard as he negotiates a contract extension. (more...)

Chicago: Chris Kuc of the Chicago Tribune writes that Patrick Kane helped persuade Bran Campbell to sign with the Hawks. (more...)

Colorado: Terry Frei of the Denver Post wrotes that the Avs kept a low profile in re-signing Wojtek Wolski to a two-year, $5.6 million deal. (more...)

Columbus: Acquired Fedor Tyutin and Christian Backman for Nikolai Zherdev and Dan Fritsche… Signed Kristian Huselius to four-year contract.

Dallas: Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News writes that the Sean Avery signing brings a whatever-it-takes attitude to the lineup. (more...)

Detroit: John Niyo of the Detroit News writes that Marian Hossa’s one-year deal makes the Wings huge favorites for next season. (more...)

Minnesota: Re-signed Kurtis Foster to one-year $1.025 million deal.

New York Islanders: Greg Logan of New York Newsday writes that the signing of Doug Weight for one year will help Bill Guerin. (more...)

Ottawa: Re-signed Shean Donovan and signed Jarkko Ruutu.

Philadelphia: Re-signed Riley Cote and Randy Jones.

Phoenix: Re-signed Al Montoya.

Pittsburgh: Re-signed Brooks Orpik to six-year deal and Evgeni Malkin to five-year contract.

Tampa Bay:
Ryan Craig and Janne Niskala re-signed.

Vancouver: Re-signed Curtis Sanford and Ryan Johnson.

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