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NHL free agency 2016: deal tracker and analysis

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Stay tuned to THN.com for up-to-minute analysis of all the biggest deals, as they happen.

Welcome to NHL free agency day 2016. Stay tuned to THN.com for up-to-minute analysis of all the biggest deals, as they happen. The Lightning kicked things off in a big way on Wednesday by signing Steven Stamkos to an eight year extension. But that doesn't mean there aren't big names that will be on the move Friday, and beyond. Get acquainted with who's available by checking out our list of the Top 30 (now 29) free agents. You can also check out a list of every move made so far this off-season in the Transactions Log.
  KYLE OKPOSO, RW, SIGNS SEVEN-YEAR DEAL WORTH $42 MILLION WITH SABRES. THN'S TAKE: http://www.thehockeynews.com/blog/sabres-sign-kyle-okposo-really-have-something-nice-going-now/  
  BRIAN CAMPBELL, D, SIGNS ONE-YEAR DEAL WORTH $2 MILLION WITH BLACKHAWKS. THN'S TAKE: http://www.thehockeynews.com/blog/brian-campbell-signing-a-band-aid-for-blackhawks-but-a-good-band-aid/  
  THOMAS VANEK, LW, SIGNS ONE-YEAR DEAL WORTH $2.6 MILLION WITH RED WINGS. THN'S TAKE: http://www.thehockeynews.com/blog/detroit-could-be-thomas-vaneks-last-chance/  
    MATT MARTIN, LW, SIGNS FOUR-YEAR DEAL WORTH $10 MILLION WITH MAPLE LEAFS.  
  JASON CHIMERA, LW, SIGNS TWO-YEAR DEAL WORTH $4.5 MILLION WITH ISLANDERS.  
  ALEXANDER RADULOV, RW, SIGNS ONE-YEAR DEAL WORTH $5.75 MILLION WITH CANADIENS. THN'S TAKE: http://www.thehockeynews.com/blog/canadiens-land-2016-free-agencys-boom-bust-guy-in-alexander-radulov/  
  DAN HAMHUIS, D, SIGNS TWO-YEAR DEAL WORTH $7.5 MILLION WITH STARS. THN'S TAKE: http://www.thehockeynews.com/blog/dan-hamhuis-is-exactly-what-the-dallas-stars-needed/  
  TROY BROUWER, RW, SIGNS FOUR-YEAR DEAL WORTH $18 MILLION WITH FLAMES.  
  ERIC STAAL, C, SIGNS THREE YEAR DEAL WORTH $10.5 MILLION WITH WILD. THN'S TAKE: http://www.thehockeynews.com/blog/eric-staal-signs-with-minnesota-next-stop-las-vegas/  
  DAVID BACKES, C, SIGNS FIVE-YEAR DEAL WORTH $30 MILLION WITH BRUINS. THN'S TAKE: http://www.thehockeynews.com/blog/david-backes-in-black-and-gold-will-make-atlantic-opponents-black-and-blue/  
  MILAN LUCIC, LW, SIGNS SEVEN-YEAR DEAL WORTH $42 MILLION WITH OILERS. THN'S TAKE: http://www.thehockeynews.com/blog/lucic-will-transform-oilers-from-country-club-to-boot-camp/  
  FRANS NIELSEN, C, SIGNS SIX-YEAR DEAL WORTH $31.5 MILLION WITH RED WINGS. THN'S TAKE: http://www.thehockeynews.com/blog/detroit-adds-the-underrated-frans-nielsen-to-help-down-the-middle/  
  LOUI ERIKSSON, RW, SIGNS SIX-YEAR DEAL WORTH $36 MILLION WITH CANUCKS. THN'S TAKE: http://www.thehockeynews.com/blog/lou-erikssons-six-year-36-million-deal-once-again-shows-canucks-have-no-identity/  
  ANDREW LADD, LW, SIGNS SEVEN-YEAR DEAL WORTH $38.5 MILLION WITH ISLANDERS. THN'S TAKE: http://www.thehockeynews.com/blog/islanders-sign-andrew-ladd-for-seven-years-thats-really-long/  
  DAVID PERRON, LW, SIGNS TWO-YEAR DEAL WORTH $7.5 MILLION WITH BLUES.  
  JAMES REIMER, G, SIGNS FIVE-YEAR DEAL WORTH $17 MILLION WITH PANTHERS. THN'S TAKE: http://www.thehockeynews.com/blog/why-james-reimer-was-a-sneaky-good-signing-for-the-panthers/  
  DALE WEISE, RW, SIGNS FOUR-YEAR DEAL WORTH $9.4 MILLION WITH FLYERS.  
  DAVID SCHLEMKO, D, SIGNS FOUR-YEAR DEAL WORTH $8.4 MILLION WITH SHARKS.  
  CARTER HUTTON, G, SIGNS TWO-YEAR DEAL WORTH $2.25 MILLION WITH BLUES.  
  TOM GILBERT, D, SIGNS ONE-YEAR DEAL WORTH $1.4 MILLION WITH KINGS.  
  VERN FIDDLER, C, SIGNS ONE-YEAR DEAL WORTH $1.25 MILLION WITH DEVILS.  
  JAMIE MCGINN, LW, SIGNS THREE-YEAR DEAL WORTH $10 MILLION WITH COYOTES.  
  CHRIS STEWART, RW, SIGNS TWO-YEAR DEAL WORTH $2.3 MILLION WITH WILD.  
  BEN LOVEJOY, D, SIGNS THREE-YEAR DEAL WORTH $8.1 MILLION WITH DEVILS.  
  CHAD JOHNSON, G, SIGNS ONE-YEAR DEAL WORTH $1.7 MILLION WITH FLAMES.  
  JOHN-MICHAEL LILES, D, SIGNS ONE-YEAR DEAL WORTH $2 MILLION WITH BRUINS.  
  ANTON KHUDOBIN, G, RE-SIGNS WITH BRUINS FOR TWO-YEARS AND $2.4 MILLION.   
  DARREN HELM SIGNS FIVE-YEAR DEAL WORTH $19.2 MILLION WITH RED WINGS. THN'S TAKE: http://www.thehockeynews.com/blog/detroit-re-signs-darren-helm-for-five-years-19-2-million/  
  JONAS GUSTAVSSON, G, SIGNS ONE-YEAR DEAL WORTH $800,000 WITH OILERS.  
    VIKTOR STALBERG, LW, SIGNS ONE-YEAR DEAL WORTH $1.5 MILLION WITH HURRICANES.  
    AL MONTOYA, G, SIGNS ONE-YEAR DEAL WORTH $950,000 WITH CANADIENS.  
    JON MERILL, D, SIGNS TWO-YEAR DEAL WORTH $4.25 MILLION WITH DEVILS.  
    SHAWN MATTHIAS, C, SIGNS TWO-YEAR DEAL WORTH $4.25 MILLION WITH JETS.  
    DEVANTE SMITH-PELLY, RW, SIGNS TWO-YEAR DEAL WORTH $2.6 MILLION WITH DEVILS.  
  JEFF ZATKOFF, G, SIGNS TWO-YEAR DEAL WORTH $1.8 MILLION WITH KINGS.  
  MICHAEL GRABNER, RW, SIGNS TWO-YEAR DEAL WORTH $3.2 MILLION WITH RANGERS.  
  LEE STEMPNIAK, RW, SIGNS TWO-YEAR DEAL WORTH $5 MILLION WITH HURRICANES.  
  NATHAN GERBE, LW, SIGNS ONE-YEAR DEAL WORTH $600,000 WITH RANGERS.  
  MICHAEL LATTA, C, SIGNS ONE-YEAR DEAL WORTH $600,000 WITH KINGS.  
  PATRICK WIERCIOCH, D, SIGNS ONE-YEAR DEAL WORTH $800,00 WITH AVALANCHE.  
  JUSTIN FALK, D, SIGNS ONE-YEAR DEAL WORTH $650,000 WITH SABRES.  
  BRETT CONNOLLY, LW, SIGNS ONE-YEAR DEAL WORTH $850,000 WITH CAPITALS.  
  JOE COLBORNE, C, SIGNS TWO-YEAR DEAL WORTH $5 MILLION WITH AVALANCHE.  
  FEDOR TYUTIN, D, SIGNS ONE-YEAR DEAL WORTH $2 MILLION WITH AVALANCHE.  
  PATRICK EAVES, RW, SIGNS ONE-YEAR DEAL WORTH $1 MILLION WITH STARS.  
    RYAN WHITE, C, SIGNS ONE-YEAR DEAL WORTH $1-MILLION WITH COYOTES.  
    STEVE OTT, C, SIGNS ONE-YEAR DEAL WORTH $800,000 WITH RED WINGS.  
    TEDDY PURCELL, RW, SIGNS ONE-YEAR DEAL WORTH $1.6 MILLION WITH KINGS.  
    MIKKEL BOEDKER, RW, SIGNS FOUR-YEAR DEAL WORTH $16 MILLION WITH SHARKS.  
  STEVEN STAMKOS SIGNS EIGHT-YEAR DEAL WORTH $68 MILLION WITH LIGHTNING. THN'S TAKE: Stamkos made sure there was no drama on July 1 and ensured the Lightning would be contenders for years to come.  
 
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