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Saturday, June 30, 2012

Ryan White profile, Moen signed, Brodeur goes UFA, Flames, signings and more

Morning puck addicts and happy Canada Day weekend to all of our Canadian readers!

Lots going on in the world of NHL hockey this morning. The biggest story has got to be Martin Brodeur's intention to test the free agency waters tomorrow—if he doesn't have a deal in place with the Devils by then.

Could there have been a bigger bombshell dropped?

Seriously? After so many years in the league, all with the Devils, the 40-year-old, who maybe has a year or so left, is ready to go to another team?

Strange, to be sure, but totally within his rights. I mean, it's not like he owes the Devils anything.

In Habs news, our own Sean Lloyd has started a series of player profiles, beginning with Ryan White.

Good reading to be sure!

Also, GM Marc Bergevin continued to round things into form, signing 30-year-old rugged winger Travis Moen to a four year pact. The deal comes with a $1.85 million cap hit.

I like this signing, even though it's a little on the expensive side. Moen brings grit, leadership and Stanley Cup winning experience to the table. He's the type of player Montreal needs more of in the bottom-six.

The Habs also rounded out their coaching staff with the addition of former Habs, Jean-Jacques Daigneault, as an assistant coach.

Yes, a former defenseman to run the D!

So my question to you this morning is as follows: IF Brodeur does go to market, which team would be the best fit for him?

Habs News

HabsAddict - Habs Offseason Player Profile: Ryan White

RDS - CH : J.-J. Daigneault entraƮneur adjoint

Habsworld.net - Travis Moen re-signs for 4 years

Hockey Inside/Out - Newly signed Moen true to his Saskatchewan roots

Hockey News

TSN - DEVILS' BRODEUR HIRES AGENT BRISSON; COULD TEST OPEN MARKET

TSN - FLAMES SIGN STEMPNIAK, SARICH TO TWO-YEAR DEALS

TSN - GILLIS IN NO RUSH TO TRADE LUONGO DESPITE NEW SCHNEIDER DEAL

TSN - NHL, PLAYERS' UNION OPEN LABOUR NEGOTIATIONS WITH MEETING

TSN - FLAMES SIGN C JONES TO TWO-YEAR, $1.3 MILLION CONTRACT

TSN - FLYERS NAME TERRY MURRAY HEAD COACH OF AHL PHANTOMS

TSN - BIRON, RANGERS AGREE TO TWO-YEAR DEAL WORTH $2.6 MILLION

THN - Last chance for long-term contracts

ESPN - Rumblings: Don't forget about Parenteau

ESPN - Rumblings: Where else could Brodeur play?

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