The puckheads in our late-night Chatter Box live chat on Thursday unanimously said they wanted a third day of this Free Agent Frenzy news and analysis feed. Well, we're bringing it back, which should make them happier than Dany Heatley counting his $4 million bonus anywhere but Edmonton.
The Free Agent Frenzy Chatter Box is a live blog where we feature 12 different Twitter feeds from various hockey people providing scoops, scuttlebutt and analysis as the news rolls in. We also dip in unannounced for live chats during the day. The insiders we're following today: Kevin Allen of USA Today; Craig Custance of The Sporting News; Chris Johnston of the Canadian Press; Dan Tencer of CHED Radio; Elliotte Friedman of CBC Sports; David Pagnotta of The Fourth Period; Paul Kukla of Kukla's Korner; Darren Dreger of TSN; and Michael Russo of the Star Tribune.
Notice how all of them are hyperlinked? If you're on Twitter, make sure you give them a follow. They've done outstanding work in the last week, weeding out the nonsense from the truth. Send'em a note and tell them how much you appreciate it. It's like tipping your waiter for journalists.
The top sports headlines of the day
For comic relief, it's yours truly, Sean Leahy of Puck Daddy and the great Down Goes Brown. Not sure how today's going to roll with it being a holiday weekend in the U.S., but there could still be some news and chatter to filter through. Enjoy the chaos, such as it is, and thanks to reading.
(To the Twitter newbies -- "RT" means "re-tweet," as in something that's been quoted; "@______" is the quoted user.)