Well, today is the day you've been waiting for...free agency day.
The free agency gates open at noon today and, with Canada Day in the backdrop, this is sure to be an explosive afternoon.
The big names currently set to hit the open market are Preds' defenseman Ryan Suter and Jersey forward Zach Parise.
Hall-of-fame-to-be goalie Martin Brodeur, also looks ready to test the market after playing his entire career with the Devils.
Tune in at noon when the sparks start flying!
On the Habs front, GM Marc Bergevin continued to cross off items from his to-do list, signing hard hitting defenseman, Alexei Emelin, to a two-year pact yesterday. The deal will pay the Russian $2 million per.
There is always speculation and rumours swirling at this time of the year. From Montreal, it seems Bergevin in intent on addition a top-six forward and a top-four defenseman. It also seems that he is exploring the trade market for one or both of these players.
I think it's safe to say that there will be some moving and shaking from the Habs front office, whether today or in the coming days and weeks.
So the question of the day is, if the Habs go fishing in the free agent pool, who would be the one player you'd most like to see them sign?
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