The first day of free agency came and went and there was a storm of activity. The gates opened at noon and the first email arrived in the first inbox at 12:06 p.m. ET to announce the star signing of defenseman Ryan Sutter. After that, the news broke out fast and furious. Despite the flat cap, a number of teams backed armored trucks to get their mane and now some of the best NHL team will be wearing new jackets in October. Per CapFri Friendly, 163 contracts were signed on day one with over $785 million distributed (maximum under $300 million). While not all players were turning into teams, most of them did. how many? Well, when a fellow reporter asked for a rundown on his return from covering the Olympics for all the players with new digs, the response was to withhold two days. Were they all good deals? That should be determined, but it won’t stop us from presenting winners and losers yet. MORE: Complete List of Signatures from 2021 Free Agency NHL Winners and Losers: Carolina HurricanesYep. In one of the signatures, the Hurricanes have linked themselves to one of the game’s most controversial characters. It’s really a shame because the team has already added some good players in defender Ethan Bear Wanderers Frederick Andersen and Ante Ranta. But with the signing of Tony D’Angelo – a player whose fandom was so insistently voiced on social media they didn’t want it when rumors surfaced – there are now question marks about the regulatory direction in Carolina. Dealing with Alex Nedelijkovic, a Calder Cup finalist, was a scratch. This one is a sausage. More: DeAngelo needs to prove the Hurricanes were right to give him another shot. You might be wondering why Canadians are here. Didn’t their great move, the drafting of Logan Maillow, take place over the weekend? it did. But on Wednesday, amidst it all — 12:35 p.m. ET to be exact — owner Jeff Molson released a statement. “I understand you expected more from us and we let you down. The Montreal Canadiens are more than just a hockey team. Logan’s actions do not reflect the values of our organization and I apologize for the pain this choice caused,” he wrote. Great start. Giving an opportunity to let go of choice (like the Coyotes did when it came to Mitchell Miller), the letter sent a clear message: No disrespect for victims, fans, sponsors (some of whom said they might withdraw their money), or even the Prime Minister of Canada, we’re not changing anything. . Oh, but he won’t be in a rookie or training camp. The fact that the version came out days later – on the busiest day of the NHL offseason – really shows how bad the organization thought their decision was. They Didn’t, Winners: Dallas Stars As mentioned, the stars were first out the gate and in the end they had quite a few things including Sutter, Braden Holtby and Luke Glending. Holtby is an interesting addition as the GM Jim Nill crew already includes three-time Vezina Cup finalist Ben Bishop, 2020 playoff bubble darling Anton Khodubin and junior Jake Oettinger. Questions abound about the health of Bishop, who missed the 2021 season after knee surgery. One would have to think that Holtby’s addition means that Bishop has been out for a while. But, come on man, do it for the fans. They’re losing out on enjoying signings – and wondering if their favorite team filled in some gaps – because, well, nothing was said. Nada. zero. Zilch. Remember not that long ago when everyone was wondering who signed the team to meet expansion draft compliance? In the end, they actually signed Andy Greene’s signature, which was revealed when the protection roll came out. In fact, this signature, to this day, has not been announced. . It should be noted that Barry was on a one-year deal in 2021 and did exactly that; He finished as the best player in the league (ahead of Norris award-winning Adam Fox), but perhaps the biggest move was to add a hardworking player, spacemaker, best penalty shooter, power play, etc. Good man, Zach Heyman. Now a former Maple Leaf (who knows a thing or two about playing with the stars after years with Auston Matthews and Mitchell Marner). Hyman is just the right person to play alongside the dynamic duo of Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl. It will go into corners and net, creating space for these guys while also posing a scoring threat. Hyman is also very excited to join forces with Conor McDavid, Leon Drystle and Darnell Norse. “I just see there is a lot of opportunity and opportunity to win the Stanley Cup with the players they have there.” https://t.co/SP9epTL5P0 – Jackie Spiegel (@jackiespiegel93) Jul 28, 2021 The art behind Zach Hyman is a copy of Andy Warhol’s Wayne Gretzky screenprint he got from his uncle. It’s just funny how I’m going to get there now.” pic.twitter.com/GpAwsqCJ6b – Jackie Spiegel (@jackiespiegel93) Jul 28, 2021 Winners: New Jersey Devils It took a while to announce but Dougie Hamilton made a deal with, er, Devils. Sign Biggest Free Agent Seven-year contract for $63 million (US$9 million).He is a strong defensive man who can also put points on the board, especially in the power game.A few years after the relegation, New Jersey became an official contender for a playoff with the addition of Hamilton. and Jonathan Bernier to support Mackenzie Blackwood and players already in the Garden State like Jack Hughes and Ty Smith.. Back in early 2019 he was put on concessions by the Canucks and didn’t break the lineup afterwards. Before he was waived, he had 23 goals in Last 79 games – And since he made it to the NHL ranks with the Flames back in 2011-12 he has earned 138 points in 291 games. It was a mind-boggling move. He dealt with post-concussion syndrome during the 2018-19 season but hasn’t been bitten since Now he’s heading to Nevada to try his luck at a loser: Chris Dredger The Little Kraken are the winners by adding Philip Grobauer, but how tough is this call between Ron Francis and Dredger? “Hey, my friend, remember when we caught you on a boat full of cash and said you were the best person we had? Well…change of plans.” Click. Yikes. Dredger, who could have gone anywhere when the free agency was opened, was tempted to sign up for Emerald City. He will now be a reserve for the 2021 Vesina Cup final instead of a starter. The Boston Perennial Cup contenders have added one of the biggest names in the goalkeeping market to Linus Olmark, Nick Foligno and Eric Hola. Olmark is one of the hottest deals after Jaroslav Halack headed west and Touka Raske recovered from hip surgery. Foligno is a man of character who will give bench chief Bruce Cassidy the flexibility as he can play wing or center. 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