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Storm Advisory 7/1/18: Free Agency Live and more NHL News

Let’s do things a little different.

Jamie Kellner

Good morning! Happy Canada Day to our Canadian readers. Enjoy your day! Today’s Storm Advisory is going to be a bit different than usual. We will be updating this post throughout the day with additional free agent signings, and feel free to use the comments to discuss everything that happens today. We’ll also have coverage (in separate posts) of any players the Hurricanes sign today. Happy Free Agent Frenzy!

[Non-hockey note: I’m the happiest Thunder fan in the world right now. Paul George is back in OKC!]

Reading Assignments/Updates

  • We are in Hour 3,456,789 of Tavares Watch. He passed up on an eight-year deal by not signing last night. [NHL]
  • JVR is headed back to the City of Brotherly Love, according to reports. The division gets tougher. [ESPN]
  • Former Canes goalie Anton Khudobin will back-up Ben Bishop in Dallas:
  • Speaking of former Canes, Derek Ryan is headed to Calgary to join his old head coach and some former teammates. Vancouver also picks up some depth signings:
  • As the market continues to dwindle, Jeff Skinner’s trade value goes up. [NHL]
  • A goalie off the market and out of the division:
  • After a stint in Vegas, David Perron is going back to familiar territory: St. Louis.
  • The Sharks have re-signed Logan Couture long term. [Reuters]
  • Ryan Reaves is returning to the Western Conference Champions. [NHL]
  • Max Domi got his moment with the Canadiens after the big trade that sent him to Montreal. [Sporting News]
  • If Erik Karlsson gets traded, it could be a bigger day than anyone projected:
  • A possible 1A-1B target for the Hurricanes if off the board as Carter Hutton heads to Western New York:
  • Yikes, Jack Johnson long-term deal alert!
  • Reunions seem to be a thing this year. Tomas Plekanec is returning to Montreal. Roman Polak is free from the Toronto Maple Leafs. [Pension Plan Puppets]
  • Big free agency news from Michael Grabner:
  • This is how Ilya Kovalchuk’s contract with the LA Kings shapes out:
  • Thomas Vanek, who had a great year, is headed back to the Red Wings:
  • Vegas gets stronger with one of the best centers on the market outside of Tavares:
  • Another semi-big name off the board. Tyler Bozak is done in Toronto.
  • It was inevitable but Cam Ward is now officially no longer a member of the Carolina Hurricanes. [Sportsnet]
  • Ian Cole gets a pay raise:
  • Hurricanes legend Josh Jooris signs in Toronto.
  • Michael Grabner breaks his own signing:
  • BREAKING: John Tavares is a Toronto Maple Leaf: