Winnipeg Free Press: Gritty Rypien grateful for chance in Winnipeg. He is a heart and soul type player who will give everything he has to this organization.
Winnipeg Free Press:? Slow, steady wins the race. These guys were part of the Canucks organization and saw that it took years to develop a cup contender.
Winnipeg Free Press: ‘Help wanted’ at True North. The scale of what these guys have to get done this summer is quite mind boggling.
News and Observer: Hurricanes add Anthony Stewart. Last season was his first full (he played 80 games) in the NHL and he had 39 points, so his loss isn’t a terrible blow to the productivity of the team’s forwards.
Toronto Sun: Jets add trio. Some good depth for the organization both in the NHL and for the AHL team.
Around the NHL:
USA Today: Caps thought they were done…then came Vokoun. Nice signing by Washington, especially considering how much they got from Colorado for Varlamov.
Sporting News: Tomas Kaberle among few big names left unsigned. Has Kaberle held on too long? Has his stock fallen. I’m guessing at least 1 or 2 teams will still take a chance on the 33 year old.
More from Around the NHL and a list of yesterdays Free agent signings after the jump.
Calgary Herald: Flames were Richards second choice. Did not think the Flames would offer him as much as they did, but obviously new GM Jay Feaster wanted to make a splash.
TSN: Leino joins new look Sabres. Seems like quite a jump in salary for a guy who has still never scored more than 19 goals in a season.
New York Post: Small-market buying spree good for the NHL. I agree that it’s a good thing to see teams in Buffalo, Calgary and Columbus spending some $$$$.
Free Agent Signings: