Devils in the Details - 7/8/2013: Life Without Clarkson Edition

This man is now a New Jersey Devil. - --- - Thearon W - Henderson

New Jersey Devils & Related Hockey Links for 7/8/13

It was a busy weekend in free-agency land. Be sure to catch up on all the action from your friends here at In Lou We Trust. Your links for today:

Devils Links

The Devils traded Henrik Tallinder to Buffalo for minor leaguer Riley Boychuk. Later, Hank. [Fire and Ice] [Star-Ledger]

Ryane Clowe was signed to a five-year, $24.25 million deal. [Fire and Ice] [Star-Ledger]

Ah, the ol' "ready to prove the [insert 'doubters,' 'haters,' 'kids who picked him last at recess' here] wrong" article. Who is ready? Ryane Clowe is ready. [Star-Ledger]

Michael Ryder was signed to a two-year, $7 million deal. [Fire and Ice] [Star-Ledger]

In the "sign the coolest-named UFA" battle, the Devils signed Rostislav Olesz to a one-year, $1 million deal. [Fire and Ice] [Star-Ledger]

The Devils have apparently signed Darcy Zajac to a two-year, two-way deal. [PHT]

Life without David Clarkson has begun: David signed a seven-year, $36.75 million deal. How is your life without David? [Star-Ledger]

A Toronto newspaper is already comparing Clarkson to Wendel Clark. It's good Toronto isn't placing crushing expectations on a player and expecting the world from him. [PHT]

Hockey Links

Lots of signings and trades happened over the weekend. Notables include:

Mike Ribeiro in Phoenix: four years, $22 million. BUT WHAT WILL HIS WIFE THINK?! [Puck Daddy]

Daniel Alfredsson in Otta- *record scratch* -DETROIT?! It's one year, $5.5 million. Ouch. Sorry, Ottawa. [Puck Daddy]

Matt Cooke in Minnesota: three years, $7.5 million. SHIFT HATE CANONS TO MINNESOTA, OTTAWA/INTERNET. [Eye on Hockey]

Nathan Horton in ‘Lumbus: seven years, $37.1 million. [Puck Daddy]

Jarome Iginla ... IN BOSTON?! Wut. One year, $6 million. [Puck Daddy]

Bobby Ryan was traded to the Senators for Jakob Silfverberg and Stefan Noesen. Something tells me Ottawa will be OK without Alfredsson. [Puck Daddy]

Feel free to discuss these and any other hockey-related stories in the comments below. Also, tell me: How are faring in *Life Without Clarkson*?

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