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BHN Daily Links: Tampa Bay Signs Maroon, RFA Market Remains Frozen



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The talk all off-season has been about the RFAs that were looking for new contracts. However, there are still some UFAs on the market looking for jobs with training camps quickly approaching. One of those UFAs is off the board as Pat Maroon has signed a contract with the Tampa Bay Lightning. With Maroon off the board, who is the next UFA to sign with a team and when will that happen? Here is the news for Sunday, August 24.

The UFA market got a little thinner as St. Louis native Pat Maroon signed a one-year, $900,000 contract to play with the Tampa Bay Lightning this season. (TSN)

With training camps approaching quickly, the RFA market remains frozen as players continue to play the waiting game on who will blink first. (Tampa Bay Times)

The Florida Panthers continue to have an active off-season as they trade for defenseman Gustav Bouramman from the Minnesota Wild. (Sun Sentinel)

The Toronto Maple Leafs have not had a captain in four years and Auston Matthews says it would be a huge honor for him to wear the “C” in an interview with Craig Morgan of the Athletic. (The Athletic)

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Jim is a 2008 graduate of Saint Michaels College who is currently writing the NHL Notebooks, Behind Enemy Lines, and Daily Links segments for Murphys Hockey Law and Boston Hockey Now an affiliate of National Hockey Now. Jim has a passion for the game of hockey as one coach put it "he is the student of the game. When Jim is not writing he can be found at the local rinks playing or being a referee. Throughout his time in the game, Jim coaches a local high school team in New Jersey. In addition, he broadcasted several New Jersey Junior Rockets games for the Eastern Hockey League. Reach him on Twitter: @JimBiringer

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