NHL Free Agency Blog: Best rumours, trades, signings, reaction

HC's Anthony Stewart and Kris Versteeg discuss what a quality person and player the Maple Leafs are getting in Wayne Simmonds, and both agree that he shouldn't just be thrown onto the fourth line.

The leaves are changing, and so are the sweaters of some of hockey’s best players.

The opening of NHL free agency ushered in a flurry of rumours, signings, trades, tearful goodbyes, dreadful mistakes, and sweet tweets.

Scroll down for a blow-by-blow account how all the action unfolded during Day 1 of free agency.

Oh, be sure to check in on all the official signings via our Signing Tracker.

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