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Pro Sports Daily:
There have been roughly 46 unrestricted free-agent defenseman that have signed new contracts during the NHL offseason ranging from popular targets like Mark Streit to hired guns like Joe Corvo.
Ron Hainsey 32 was a popular target back in July 2008 when he signed a 5-year $22.5 million deal with the Atlanta Thrashers after two strong seasons as a puck-moving defenseman with the Columbus Blue Jackets.
The Thrash broke the bank for him after missing out on Brian Campbell and Hainsey played five years with the franchise including two with the Winnipeg Jets. After a 39-point season in 2008-09 his offense trailed off and much attention was given to his $4.5 million cap hit being an albatross.
Hainsey’s contract expired after last season putting him back in the free-agent pool in an off-season in which the salary cap dropped. Less popular target and more hired gun his skills-set seemed to fit several teams' needs.
As of Monday Hainsey remained on the market.
Again: 46 of his peers ...
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