Originally posted on The 6th Sens  |  Last updated 6/27/12
July 1st has always been a day of dual importance for the people of Ottawa. Traditionally, the enactment of the Constitution Act of 1867 is celebrated by the masses through the enjoyment in pre-drinking copious amounts of liquor before we can enjoy that evening’s fireworks display. Over time, thanks to the emergence and presence of technology, for hockey fans, July 1st has almost become just as synonymous with the first day of NHL free agency as it has celebrating Canada as a nation. Fortunately, regardless of where you are on that day – whether it’s a backyard BBQ, a bar or a cottage – there is always that one guy who is completely glued and in tune with what’s going down after the clock strikes 12:00 p.m. I can’t even begin recall the number of conversations that started because some stranger happened to walk by in a bar and said, “Holy S&@*! (Player A) signed with (insert team name here) for (insert term/money here)!!!” Despite doing our earnest to identify and target parti...
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