Welcome to free agency day, the day most responsible for amnesty buyouts and lockouts … the day where, annually, more teams harm their chances than enhance them.
Because of the new format this year—where teams could negotiate with free agents the last few days—there could be a ton of activity right around the noon opening bell.
But this year’s class is obviously ultra-thin, which is why a guy like whiny David Clarkson is going to be the poster boy and get a Bobby Holik-type of payday. And why people like Dominic Moore are being lured out of retirement. And why Ryane Clowe is going to hit Powerball despite two concussions in a couple of weeks.
Again, I suspect it’s possible that your boys will do something today or in the coming weeks, probably via trade, but they don’t have the usual cash to throw around like drunken sailors … which could be a good thing this year.
One more thing, beware of hijacked or fake twitter reports. I’ve been fooled once already—last week when a Bob McKenzie troll posted a Bobby Ryan-to-Philly trade.
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