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NHL Free Agency 2014 - New York Islanders Coverage: Grabovski, Kulemin join Johnson, others

The annual NHL Free Agency Period of Silliness and Absurdity kicks off on Canada Day, July 1. A word of caution: Every gift you see under the tree is a trap.

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By All Means, Let's Talk About the Goaltending

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Free Agency Hangover: What deals you covet, mock?

What were your favorite deals? Which ones would you like to have? Which ones would you mock?

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Kule-Grabs II: Now, where do all the forwards fit?

Sorting through the extra bodies, anticipating options for what comes next.

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And then this: Isles Sign Grabovski, Kulemin

Well, those are moves.

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Depth Adds: Conacher, Skille, Mallrat

Sorry, these moves are part of business too.

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[Free Agency Thread 2]: Ex-Isles find new homes

In the first hours of NHL free agency, many big names moved, some to surprising places. Ex-Isles real and theoretical featured prominently.

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While Boyle chooses Rangers, Isles sign Brennan

The power play specialist had a dominant 2013-14 in the AHL.

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Isles complete goalie tandem with Chad Johnson

It's taken a while, but the Islanders goaltending has finally been addressed.

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Live Stream: NHL Free Agent Coverage

While it's happening, you can watch live "free agent frenzy" coverage from NHL rights holder Sportsnet. Talking heads! Breaking news! Bizarre respect for Martin Brodeur 2014!

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Pre-FA Splash: Stars Trade for Jason Spezza

Before the July 1 free agency bell even rang, the likely biggest news of the day came in the form of a Jason Spezza trade.

The longtime but reportedly want-away Senator, who had refused a trade to the Nashville Predators earlier in the week, was dealt to the Dallas Stars for Alec Chiasson, Alex Guptill, Nicholas Paul and 2nd round pick in 2015, pending a trade call with the league.

Spezza is getting older (aren't we all?) and has dealt with back injuries, but this is a major center addition for the Stars, who made a major splash last summer when they acquired Tyler Seguin from the Boston Bruins.

For more, check out Silver Seven, where Sens fans react to the new reality; meanwhile, Stars fans at Defending Big D enjoy their new toy.

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An exclusive look at standard NHL No-Move form

If you want to stay out of an NHL wasteland or media black hole, just fill out the form.

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The Sad Myth of the Elusive Cap Space Trade

It's an enticing concept in theory, but in reality rewarding cap duress trades are rare.

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Key RFAs qualified, but some will wander away

No alarms and no surprises among the qualifying offers extended to the RFAs, but a few have uncertain futures.

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