The July 1 free agency period is almost 24 hours away. Boston Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli will speak with the media about his team’s plans a little later today.
To whet your appetite, here are some links:
The great Eric Duhatschek of the Globe and Mail ranks the top 11 unrestricted free agents.
•Over at Sportsnet.ca, Mark Spector is hearing about a Dany Heatley–Dion Phaneuf swap and a Sheldon Souray move to Los Angeles. Honestly, I don’t know why there hasn’t been more talk about Boston getting in on one of the Oilers’ available defensemen.
•And, finally, Bruce Garrioch of Sun Media is always good for some tidbits at this time of year. You’ll notice he mentions the Bruins’ cap problems but then still lists them as a possible landing spot for some of the bigger names. I’m not sure how that would work.