Coyotes Tracks - July 2, 2011 - Free Agent Frenzy Continues

BOSTON, MA - MAY 23: Mike Smith #41 and Mike Lundin #39 of the Tampa Bay Lightning check Nathan Horton #18 of the Boston Bruins in the first period of Game Five of the Eastern Conference Finals during the 2011 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at TD Garden on May 23, 2011 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Lots of moves around the NHL yesterday with more to come today.

 

Coyotes News

Coyotes fill some holes with free agents - NHL Free Agency 2011
Without the resources of some of the big-market teams, Don Maloney shopped carefully on the first day of free agency but filled some holes.

Coyotes Sign Goaltender Mike Smith to a Multi-Year Contract - Phoenix Coyotes - News
The Coyotes on Friday signed unrestricted free agent goaltender Mike Smith to a multi-year contract.

Coyotes Sign Boyd Gordon to Multi-Year Contract - Phoenix Coyotes - News
The Coyotes on Friday signed unrestricted free agent forward Boyd Gordon to a multi-year contract.

Dave Vest Interviews Boyd Gordon 

Coyotes Sign Forward Raffi Torres to Multi-Year Contract - Phoenix Coyotes - News
The Coyotes on Friday signed unrestricted free agent forward Raffi Torres to a multi-year contract.

07/01/2011 Don Maloney Interview Video - NHL VideoCenter - Phoenix Coyotes
Coyotes G.M. Don Maloney talks about the moves the team made on the first day of the free-agent signing period.


More links after the jump...

Coyotes News Continued

Mike Smith gets to start in Phoenix; Panthers closer to cap floor - Puck Daddy - NHL Blog - Yahoo! Sports
Puck Daddy's take on the Mike Smith signing.

2011 NHL Free Agency: Boyd Gordon Signs Two-Year Contract With Phoenix Coyotes - SB Nation DC
A little from the DC perspective.

Coyotes Lose Belanger, Jovanovski, But Sign Several Players on Opening Day of Free Agency
As expected Jovo tested the free agent market, and the Florida Panthers made him an offer he couldn't refuse.

As the Goalies Turn (Part III) | July
Hipchecks Jenna and her take on the NHL's free agent goalie shuffles.

………..And That’s When I Lost It. | The Good, The Bad, The Coyotes
And lost it Yotesgurl did...

Coyotes sign Smith to fill goaltender void
Coyotes find value in ex-Lightning goalie Smith, allowing flexibility to add Torres, re-sign Vrbata.

Phoenix Coyotes add, lose pieces early in free agency
Active early in free agency, the Coyotes have added former Tampa Bay goalie Mike Smith, former Washington Capitals center Boyd Gordon and former Vancouver Canucks forward Raffi Torres. They also re-signed Radim Vrbata but lost Vernon Fiddler, Ed Jovanovski and Eric Belanger.

Glendale mayor: More council involvement in Coyotes talks
Glendale Mayor Scruggs says she wants City Council to play larger role in guiding deal-making. 

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