NHL Free Agency Live Blog: Rumours, signings, reaction

NHL insider Eric Engels joins Nikki Reyes to break down Canadiens’ GM Marc Bergevin’s offer sheet to Sebastian Aho, speculating on why he felt the need to strike, and whether the term and money is enough for the Hurricanes not to match.

Free agency, and its ensuing floodgates, opened with fireworks on Canada Day.

We tracked all the news and rumours, analysis and reaction from the busiest transaction day of the hockey calendar… including the NHL’s first offer sheet in more than six years.

Check out our NHL SIGNING TRACKER for a list of confirmed contracts and scroll down the live blog for a blow-by-blow account how the action is unfolded.

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