Nation Radio - June 30, 2012

July 02 2012 09:39AM

'Twas the night before a frenzy and all through the league, every pundit was prepping for long weekend fatigue...

The big day turned out to be rather uneventful, with only a few notable names finding homes. That said, it was a good weekend for the Edmonton Oilers - they won the Schultz sweepstakes and retained the still very effective Ryan Smyth on an extremely reasonable deal. Those additions and others across the Nation were set-up and discussed yesterday by LT and a wide range of guests, including Terry Jones, Tom Lynn and Bruce McCurdy.

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Bargain Signing: Guillaume Latendresse Inks With The Ottawa Senators

Jonathan Willis
July 01 2012 07:22PM

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Ottawa had a reasonably busy start to free agency, making one trade and signing a pair of low-money contracts. At least one of those contracts has a good chance of offering exceptional value to the team in the 2012-13 season: the one-year, $1.25 million deal the team agreed to with Guillaume Latendresse.

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Bargain Signing: Brad Boyes Joins the New York Islanders

Jonathan Willis
July 01 2012 03:40PM

The New York Islanders picked up what might prove to be one of the best assets, per dollar, on the free agent market when they signed Brad Boyes to a one-year deal worth $1.0 million.

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Ray Whitney Signs With the Dallas Stars: Two Years, $9 Million

Jonathan Willis
July 01 2012 01:47PM

The Dallas Stars made the biggest splash on Sunday morning, signing winger Ray Whitney to a two-year contract worth $4.5 million per season. In an interview with TSN, the 40-year old Whitney confirmed that the Stars’ willingness to do a two-year deal was the deciding factor in his decision to move to Texas.

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Nations UFA Frenzy Live Chat

Kent Wilson
July 01 2012 09:47AM

Join us at 12pm MST (10am EST) to criticize, mock or applaude all the big additions and/or mistakes NHL GM's will make today.

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