Special Sub-Topic: NHL 2004-05 Offseason
|The first day of free agency, August 1st, ended up actually being rather slow. Which of these players was not signed on the first day of free agency?|
Martin Gelinas. Andrei Nazarov signed with Minnesota, Aaron Downey signed with St. Louis, and Gary Roberts signed with Florida all in the first day. Martin Gelinas waited until Tuesday to sign with Florida.
|Teams were given about a week to buy out players under contract for two-thirds their contract's value. Which of these players was not bought out by their team?|
Shawn McEachern. The Atlanta Thrashers declined their team option on Shawn McEachern. They did not buy him out. The rest of these players were all bought out.
|Many players became restricted free agents on August 1st, while some were still free agents carried over from the previous summer. Which one of these players became a restricted free agent on August 1st?|
Ruslan Salei. Heatley, Datsyuk, and Raycroft all just had their free agencies carried over from the previous summers. Salei had his contract expire, and became a free agent on August 1st.
|On day two of free agency, Philadelphia announced they had made multiple signings. Which of these players was not signed by the Flyers on Tuesday, August 2nd?|
Peter Forsberg. On that Tuesday, the Flyers also announced they had signed Derian Hatcher, and traded Danny Markov to the Predators. Forsberg would sign with the Flyers later that month.
|The NHL entry draft was held on July 30th in Ottawa. Which of these players was not traded on draft day?|
Darcy Hordichuk. Darcy was traded to Nashville, but it was on July 27th. O'Neill was traded to Toronto, White to Minnesota, and Hnidy to Atlanta.
|One of the biggest free agent names on the market that summer was defenseman Scott Niedermayer. Which team did he eventually sign with?|
Anaheim Mighty Ducks. Anaheim gave him a huge contract to come and join his brother, Rob, in California. New Jersey was the team he had formerly played for.
|Which of these free agents did not re-sign with the team he had previously played for?|
Sergei Gonchar. Gonchar signed with the Penguins after many years with the Capitals, and a short tenure with the Bruins. Naslund re-signed with the Canucks, Zubov re-signed with the Stars, and Kovalev re-signed with the Canadiens.
|Many goalies changed teams too. Which of these goalies remained with the same team he had previously played for?|
Miikka Kiprusoff. Miikka Kiprusoff re-signed with Calgary. Joseph went to Phoenix, Khabibulin to Chicago, and Thibault was traded to Pittsburgh.
|Which of the following players signed with Toronto as a free agent?|
Jason Allison. Jason Allison signed with Toronto. Foote went to Columbus, Stillman to Carolina, and Leclair to Pittsburgh.
|And finally, on Tuesday August 23rd, the Atlanta Thrashers traded which player to the Ottawa Senators?|
Dany Heatley. In a blockbuster deal, the Thrashers traded their franchise player for Marian Hossa and Greg de Vries. Heatley was a free agent, and signed with the Senators shortly after the trade.
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