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Saturday's Coyotes Tracks - Free Agent Frenzy Edition

Yesterday was the most exciting day in the NHL's offseason: the opening of free agency. And much to the delight of Coyotes fans, Phoenix was an active player in the day's signings. We have complete coverage of everything that went on in today's edition of the Tracks.

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Christian Petersen

Coyotes News

Phoenix Coyotes eye free-agency pool -
The Coyotes will be actively searching for help in free agency, which opens for business Friday at 9 a.m. Arizona time.

Phoenix Coyotes sign Mike Ribeiro - Five For Howling
Coyotes find their new number 1 center in a former Dave Tippett player.

Phoenix Coyotes Sign Thomas Greiss - Five For Howling
Lost in the buzz surrounding the signing of Mike Ribeiro, the Coyotes found a new backup goaltender in Thomas Greiss.

Coyotes Re-Sign Stone to Three-Year Contract - Phoenix Coyotes - News
Stone really played well once he earned the final defenseman spot.

Coyotes Re-Sign Chipchura to Multi-Year Contract - Phoenix Coyotes - News
El Chipacabra will continue to be a big part of the Coyotes' depth.

Coyotes Re-Sign Summers to One-Year Contract - Phoenix Coyotes - News
The defensive stalwart is back for another year.

FanPost: Why the Ribeiro Contract is a Good Move - Five For Howling
FFH member TwoTon21 explains why he thinks signing Ribeiro makes sense for the Coyotes.

Free Agent Frenzy

Official 2013 free agent signings tracker - NHL Free Agency 2013
A lot of moves happened yesterday. Here's where you can keep track of them.

Plenty of solid free agents still available - NHL Free Agency 2013
So who's still out there?

Daniel Alfredsson leaves the Ottawa Senators for the Detroit Red Wings - Silver Seven
A major blow to the Ottawa Senators, to say the least.

Senators acquire forward Bobby Ryan from Ducks - Silver Seven
If it's any consolation, Ottawa replaced Alfredsson with Ryan.

Edmonton Signs Boyd Gordon To Replace Eric Belanger - The Copper & Blue
The Oilers sign a Coyote to replace another Coyote. Best of luck to Boyd Gordon.

Edmonton Signs Jason LaBarbera To Back Up Devan Dubnyk - The Copper & Blue
Barbs will also bid the Desert adieu to play in Edmonton.

2013 NHL Free Agency: Columbus Blue Jackets Sign Nathan Horton to 7 Year Deal - The Cannon
Columbus made a big splash yesterday.

Tampa Bay Lightning address second-line center need with free agent Valtterri Filppula - Raw Charge
The Steve Yzerman - Detroit Red Wings connection is still alive and well.

Jarome Iginla to the Boston Bruins - for real this time - Stanley Cup of Chowder
No seriously, this actually happened this time.

Koivu Takes Discount And Signs One Year Extension - Anaheim Calling
There's one other Finn the Ducks would love to have back...

News From Around the Hockey World

2013 NHL Draft pick Jonathan Drouin signs his entry-level contract with the Lightning - Raw Charge
That didn't take very long.

NHL free agency: Leafs sign RFA Bernier to 2-year deal -
The Toronto Maple Leafs took care of their recently acquire goaltender.

Gillis on Luongo: ‘Either play or don’t play’ | ProHockeyTalk
Boy, this ought to be interesting...

The Final Howl

Tyler Seguin’s mom says Boston media ‘making up stories’ after Dallas trade | Puck Daddy - Yahoo! Sports