The Busiest Day in Hockey Not Called Draft Day or Free Agent Frenzy

June 22nd, 2010 by Greg Caggiano Leave a reply »
Today, the National Hockey League and their fans witnessed a myriad of action, including a major trade, signing, hall-of-fame inductions, and the retirement of a marquee, veteran defenseman. Last week, TSN’s Bob Mackenzie said this coming week leading up to the draft would be busy, and boy was he right!

Early in the day the Bruins and Panthers swapped cornerstones when Florida traded center Nathan Horton for defenseman Dennis Wideman. This is a very even trade as the Bruins can use the offensive help, and the Panthers have always been in search of defense.

Then the NHL released all team schedules for the 2010-11 season, something that has been expected for the last few days. The Rangers will open up the season in Buffalo on October 9 and play one more road game against the Islanders before heading home for a Friday opening night against the Maple Leafs.

A few hours after that, it was then announced that the Montreal Canadiens re-signed center Tomas Plekanec to a six year/$30 million deal. He may be valuable to Canadiens fans, but I still think he is just a flash-in-the-pan and I thank them for making it so the Rangers would no ...

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