NHL Free Agency Blog: How a wild and crazy day unfolded

The HC panel reacts to the breaking news that the Seattle Kraken have found their number one goalie, in locking up free agent Philipp Grubauer on a 6-year deal.

It was free agency day, and things really got silly.

After a very subdued free agency period last fall, this year’s market returned to its normal (aka extreme) levels. A variety of teams changed up their looks, a plethora of defencemen were moved around, and the goalie carousel was turning all day.

But some teams were left in the dark, and are facing more questions now than before.

Below you will find how the day unfolded, with the news and analysis as it happened. We also have some key takeaways from Day 1 of free agency, and how it could set up more transactions in the days and weeks ahead.

Thank you for following along with our live blog all day and stay tuned to Sportsnet all summer long to see what’s next in the NHL.

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