From Bruce Dowbiggen of the Calgary Herald:
It's July 1 -- free-agent liberation day -- and agent J.P. Barry rolls through the door of his Calgary office at Creative Artists Agency. The burly Barry has already had a full morning -- and the clock has not even hit the magic 10 a.m. opener for offers and signings.
Contract numbers in Pittsburgh for client Evgeni Malkin have been finalized -- five years at $8.7 million US per year cap hit -- and his partner Pat Brisson has kept former Flame Brad Stuart in Detroit for four more years.
Read more about J.P.'s July 1st "holiday" here.
Interesting story by Dowbiggen.