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Jordan Staal signed a 10-year contract with Carolina on July 1
July 1 is viewed by many as the best day of the hockey year.
It’s the beginning of free agency. You know, that time when teams are awarded the Stanley Cup based on the money they’ve spent to bring in, and likely overpay, players. However, this year was much different. On a day dubbed “Free Agent Frenzy”, July 1 was more lull and dull than any other in recent history.
While a large part of it has to do with teams waiting to see what Zach Parise and Ryan Suter do, it’s mostly due to the fact that this year’s free agent crop is thinner than a fishing line.
With so many long-term contracts being given out, it causes the free agent pool to be shallower than an empty swimming pool year after year. It really takes away the excitement of the day for many, but it also creates problems for many of the teams in the NHL. Something has to change.
Look at the number of players who are going to sign or have recently signed contracts th...
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For the last three seasons, the Carolina Hurricanes have wandered in the playoff wilderness.
This offseason general manager Jim Rutherford looks like hes not only trying to make sure that that doesnt happen again, but he looks like he wants to return the Hurricanes to being a serious player in the East.
Having already pulled off the trade with Pittsburgh for center Jordan Staal...
Justin Schultz has been introduced as an Edmonton Oiler after signing with them yesterday, and Jordan Staal and Ryan Smith are the two early signings from Free Agent Frenzy.As you probably already know, yesterday, "Schultz agreed to a two year entry-level contract with the Edmonton Oilers." - HockeyFanLand.The Oilers were also busy today as they signed fan favorite Ryan...
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- The Carolina Hurricanes have signed new center Jordan Staal to a 10-year contract extension.
The Hurricanes marked the start of the free agency period Sunday by announcing a long-term deal for the star player they acquired from Pittsburgh in a draft-day trade just over a week ago.
Staal will make 6 million per year under the deal, which begins with the 2013...
via Jim Rutherford tweet, I’m very pleased we’ll be announcing shortly that Jordan Staal has committed to make his home in Carolina for a long time.
via Bob McKenzie tweet, Jordan Staal agrees to terms with CAR. 10 years, $60M. Done
It looks like the Staal brothers will be playing together for quite some time as the Carolina Hurricanes have inked Jordan Staal to a 10 year extension that officially kicks in at the start of the 2013-14 season. Staal will make $4.5 million in the final year of his current contract.
The Carolina Hurricanes have signed new center Jordan Staal to a
10-year contract extension.
Going into free agency this year, there were two moves that I hoped Jim Rutherford would make. First, I wanted him to put a lot of focus on players who would give the Hurricanes a good bargain for his money. This meant looking for free agents who wouldn't cost a lot but had decent upside and could provide a decent amount of value. In addition to that, I wanted Rutherford to sign...
Carolina GM Jim Rutherford says Parise decision on where to sign likely coming Monday.
— Dave Molinari (@MolinariPG) July 1, 2012
A couple of things.
1. If you were signing off on where you were going to go for the prime of your career you'd probably wait a day too.
2. Interesting because Suter wasn't going to decide today either...
Note: This article was meant to be posted on June 30th, but I lost power on Friday night and just had it restored today. Therefore, some of the information might be outdated.
By this time, you have probably seen the many of the in-depth articles I have written on certain needs that the Hurricanes have heading into free agency. When you finish last in the Southeast Division,...
Defenseman Joe Corvo will return to the Carolina Hurricanes for the third time, signing a one-year deal with the club Sunday. The Hurricanes also re-signed goaltender Justin Peters for two years and forward Brett Sutter to a one-year contract. Corvo, 35, played in 75 games for the Boston Bruins this past season and had four goals and 21 assists and was plus-10. During his nine...
Just got home and checked in. From a Canes standpoint I see...
Jordan Staal officially signed for 10 years at $60M. I don't think this is a discount (it's the same deal that the Pens offered him). I actually think it is a little high. But it is well within the range of reasonable and also an important thing to get done this summer.
Ray Whitney signs for 2 years...
via Carolina Hurricanes tweets, Canes agree to terms w defenseman Joe Corvo on a one-year contract.
Canes agree to terms w goaltender Justin Peters on a two-year contract.
This is an exciting time of year for people who like to play pretend GM or GM predictor. The Canes possibilities are all over the board heading into the free agent frenzy.
History would say that the Canes already made their big move with Jordan Staal.
But the local beat writer has mentioned Ryan Suter since then.
And Rutherford has vaguely mentioned adding another forward...