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2017 NHL Free Agency: Live Tracker & Open Thread

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Free agency opens at noon today, how active are the Sabres going to be?

2017 NHL Draft - Round One
Buffalo Sabres GM Jason Botterill
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Here we are once again on one of the best days to be a hockey fan - NHL Free Agency! Starting at noon today, we’ll see teams throwing ridiculous sums of money at players who will spend the rest of their contracts attempting to justify not being bought out.

Oh yeah, the Buffalo Sabres might be in play today trying to fill out the roster in General Manager Jason Botterill and Head Coach Phil Housley’s first season at the Sabres.

How to Watch Free Agency Coverage

In USA: NHL Network will be showing Sportsnet's Hockey Central Signing Season starting at 11:00am EST.

In Canada: Both Sportsnet and TSN will have coverage of free agency starting at 11:00am EST

Online: NHL.com

What to Watch For

The Sabres could decide that the moves GMBot has made so far are it, but there could also be the opportunity to improve the defenseman depth as well bring in a couple more top six forwards. Remember, Buffalo do not have an NHL goalie under contract as yet for the upcoming season. Will Gionta stay, and if he leaves, who’s our next captain?

Beyond Buffalo, it’ll be interesting to see where Shattenkirk lands up, whether it’s the end of an era at San Jose with Thornton and Marleau, if Montreal might have to let one or both of Radulov and Markov go, where next for legends Jagr, Doan and Iginla, and what will newcomers Vegas do?

There's likely to be plenty of drama today as rumors, trades, news, and signings fly today, so stick around and chime in on the day's proceedings.

Live Tracker

Here are the extensions and signings that have been made official so far, we’ll be updating this tracker as the day goes on -

  • Buffalo Sabres - JACOB JOSEFSON C, 1 YEAR, TOTAL $700K, CAP HIT $700K
  • Los Angeles Kings - DARCY KUEMPER G, 1 YEAR, TOTAL $650K, CAP HIT $650K
  • Pittsburgh Penguins - TOM SESTITO LW, 1 YEAR, TOTAL $650K, CAP HIT $650K
  • Toronto Maple Leafs - COLIN GREENING LW, 1 YEAR, TOTAL --, CAP HIT --
  • Winnipeg Jets - CAMERON SCHILLING D, 1 YEAR, TOTAL --, CAP HIT --
  • Pittsburgh Penguins - JARRED TINORDI D, 1 YEAR, TOTAL $650K, CAP HIT $650K
  • Pittsburgh Penguins - JUSTIN SCHULTZ D, 3 YEARS, TOTAL $16.5M, CAP HIT $5.5M
  • Tampa Bay Lightning - CHRIS KUNITZ LW, 1 YEAR, TOTAL $2M, CAP HIT $2M
  • Toronto Maple Leafs - DOMINIC MOORE C, 1 YEAR, TOTAL $1M, CAP HIT $1M
  • Columbus Blue Jackets - ANDRE BENOIT D, 1 YEAR, TOTAL --, CAP HIT --
  • Ottawa Senators - ERIK BURGDOERFER D, 2 YEARS, TOTAL $1.3M, CAP HIT $650K
  • Minnesota Wild - KYLE QUINCEY D, 1 YEAR, TOTAL $1.25M, CAP HIT $1.25M
  • Arizona Coyotes - NICK COUSINS C, 2 YEARS, TOTAL $2M, CAP HIT $1M
  • Tampa Bay Lightning - JAMIE MCBAIN D, 1 YEAR, TOTAL --, CAP HIT --
  • Montreal Canadiens - JOE MORROW D, 1 YEAR, TOTAL --, CAP HIT --
  • Florida Panthers - RADIM VRBATA RW, 1 YEAR, TOTAL $2.5M, CAP HIT $2.5M
  • New York Rangers - KEVIN SHATTENKIRK D, 4 YEARS, TOTAL $26.6M, CAP HIT $6.65M
  • Buffalo Sabres - ADAM WILCOX G, 1 YEAR, TOTAL --, CAP HIT --
  • Columbus Blue Jackets - CAMERON GAUNCE D, 2 YEARS, TOTAL --, CAP HIT --
  • Minnesota Wild - NIKLAS SVEDBERG G, 1 YEAR, TOTAL $700K, CAP HIT $700K
  • Buffalo Sabres - SETH GRIFFITH RW, 1 YEAR, TOTAL $650K, CAP HIT $650K
  • Chicago Blackhawks - TOMMY WINGELS C, 1 YEAR, TOTAL --, CAP HIT --
  • Montreal Canadiens - MATT TAORMINA D, 2 YEARS, TOTAL --, CAP HIT --
  • Los Angeles Kings - CAL PETERSEN G, 2 YEARS, TOTAL $1.850M, CAP HIT $925K
  • Los Angeles Kings - STEPAN FALKOVSKY D, 3 YEARS, TOTAL $2.775M, CAP HIT $925K
  • Anaheim Ducks - DEREK GRANT C, 1 YEAR, TOTAL $650K, CAP HIT $650K
  • Nashville Predators - SCOTT HARTNELL LW, 1 YEAR, TOTAL $1M, CAP HIT $1M
  • Nashville Predators - ANDERS LINDBACK G, 1 YEAR, TOTAL $650K, CAP HIT $650K
  • Edmonton Oilers - TY RATTIE RW, 1 YEAR, TOTAL $700K, CAP HIT $700K
  • Minnesota Wild - CAL O'REILLY C, 2 YEARS, TOTAL $1.4M, CAP HIT $700K
  • Boston Bruins - KENNY AGOSTINO LW, 1 YEAR, TOTAL $875K, CAP HIT $875K
  • Buffalo Sabres - MATT TENNYSON D, 2 YEARS, TOTAL --, CAP HIT --
  • St. Louis Blues - BEAU BENNETT RW, 1 YEAR, TOTAL $650K, CAP HIT $650K
  • Chicago Blackhawks - LANCE BOUMA LW, 1 YEAR, TOTAL --, CAP HIT --
  • Tampa Bay Lightning - MICHAEL LEIGHTON G, 1 YEAR, TOTAL --, CAP HIT --
  • Chicago Blackhawks - JEAN-FRANCOIS BERUBE G, 2 YEARS, TOTAL $1.5M, CAP HIT $750K
  • Dallas Stars - BRIAN FLYNN C, 1 YEAR, TOTAL $700K, CAP HIT $700K
  • Anaheim Ducks - RYAN MILLER G, 2 YEARS, TOTAL $4M, CAP HIT $2M
  • Vancouver Canucks - ALEX BURMISTROV C, 1 YEAR, TOTAL $900K, CAP HIT $900K
  • St. Louis Blues - CHRIS THORBURN RW, 2 YEARS, TOTAL $1.8M, CAP HIT $900K
  • Toronto Maple Leafs - RON HAINSEY D, 2 YEARS, TOTAL $6M, CAP HIT $3M
  • Vancouver Canucks - PATRICK WIERCIOCH D, 1 YEAR, TOTAL $650K, CAP HIT $650K
  • Washington Capitals - BRETT CONNOLLY LW, 2 YEARS, TOTAL $3M, CAP HIT $1.5M
  • Ottawa Senators - NATE THOMPSON C, 2 YEARS, TOTAL $3.3M, CAP HIT $1.65M
  • Los Angeles Kings - MIKE CAMMALLERI LW, 1 YEAR, TOTAL $1M, CAP HIT $1M
  • TRADE: NASHVILLE PREDATORS get D Alexei Emelin, VEGAS GOLDEN KNIGHTS get 3rd-Round Pick
  • TRADE: DETROIT RED WINGS get G Tom McCollum, CALGARY FLAMES get Conditional 7th-Round Pick
  • TRADE: TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING get F Carter Verhaeghe, NEW YORK ISLANDERS get G Kristers Gudlevskis
  • Minnesota Wild - RYAN MURPHY D, 1 YEAR, TOTAL $700K, CAP HIT $700K
  • Arizona Coyotes - ADAM CLENDENING D, 1 YEAR, TOTAL $650K, CAP HIT $650K
  • Carolina Hurricanes - JOSH JOORIS C, 1 YEAR, TOTAL $775K, CAP HIT $775K
  • Boston Bruins - PAUL POSTMA D, 1 YEAR, TOTAL $725K, CAP HIT $725K
  • Montreal Canadiens - PETER HOLLAND C, 2 YEARS, TOTAL --, CAP HIT --
  • Montreal Canadiens - BYRON FROESE C, 2 YEARS, TOTAL --, CAP HIT --
  • Dallas Stars - ANTTI NIEMI G, 1 YEAR, TOTAL $700K, CAP HIT $700KDallas Stars - MARTIN HANZAL C, 3 YEARS, TOTAL $14.25M, CAP HIT $4.75M
  • Carolina Hurricanes - JUSTIN WILLIAMS RW, 2 YEARS, TOTAL $9M, CAP HIT $4.5M
  • Dallas Stars - TYLER PITLICK C, 3 YEARS, TOTAL $3M, CAP HIT $1M
  • Colorado Avalanche - JONATHAN BERNIER G, 1 YEAR, TOTAL $2.75M, CAP HIT $2.75M
  • Buffalo Sabres - CHAD JOHNSON G, 1 YEAR, TOTAL $2.5M, CAP HIT $2.5M
  • Vancouver Canucks - SAM GAGNER C, 3 YEARS, TOTAL $9.45M, CAP HIT $3.15M
  • Vancouver Canucks - ANDERS NILSSON G, 2 YEARS, TOTAL $5M, CAP HIT $2.5M
  • Philadelphia Flyers - BRIAN ELLIOTT G, 2 YEARS, TOTAL $5.5M, CAP HIT $2.75M
  • Winnipeg Jets - DMITRY KULIKOV D, 3 YEARS, TOTAL $12.99M, CAP HIT $4.33M
  • TRADE: NASHVILLE PREDATORS get 2019 4th-Round Pick - COLORADO AVALANCHE get C Colin Wilson
  • Chicago Blackhawks - PATRICK SHARP LW, 1 YEAR, TOTAL $1M, CAP HIT $1M
  • Nashville Predators - NICK BONINO C, 4 YEARS, TOTAL $16.4M, CAP HIT $4.1M
  • Pittsburgh Penguins - MATT HUNWICK D, 3 YEARS, TOTAL $6.75M, CAP HIT $2.25M
  • Buffalo Sabres - BENOIT POULIOT LW, 1 YEAR, TOTAL $1.15M, CAP HIT $1.15M
  • New Jersey Devils - BRIAN BOYLE C, 2 YEARS, TOTAL $5.1M, CAP HIT $2.55M
  • Montreal Canadiens - KARL ALZNER D, 5 YEARS, TOTAL $23.125M, CAP HIT $4.625M
  • New York Rangers - ONDREJ PAVELEC G, 1 YEAR, TOTAL $1.3M, CAP HIT $1.3M
  • Vancouver Canucks - MICHAEL DEL ZOTTO D, 2 YEARS, TOTAL $6M, CAP HIT $3M
  • Winnipeg Jets - STEVE MASON G, 2 YEARS, TOTAL $8.2M, CAP HIT $4.1M
  • Tampa Bay Lightning - DAN GIRARDI D, 2 YEARS, TOTAL $6M, CAP HIT $3M
  • Detroit Red Wings - TREVOR DALEY D, 3 YEARS, TOTAL $9.534M, CAP HIT $3.178M
  • Florida Panthers - ALEX PETROVIC D, 1 YEAR, TOTAL --, CAP HIT --
  • Toronto Maple Leafs - GARRET SPARKS G, 2 YEARS, TOTAL $1.3M, CAP HIT $650K
  • Toronto Maple Leafs - CURTIS MCELHINNEY G, 2 YEARS, TOTAL $1.7M, CAP HIT $850K