By RGM81 aka Richard McAdam

Every year hockey fans are treated to a “Christmas in July” with the arrival of the free agency period. Once the clock hits 12:01pm EDT dozens of NHL player contracts expire and thus the frenzy to sign that key cog in the wheel begins. Thirty teams are all competing to get through the first fax, the first phone call, the first e-mail to available players and their agents in the hopes of luring them to come play hockey in their fair city.

As fans, every year we go in hoping that the marquee superstar available signs with More >