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Atlantic Division Roundup *Update*

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With the Flyers current off season shaping up, here's a look at what the other teams in the Atlantic have done so far:

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  • New Jersey Devils
     
    Have lost John Madden, Mike Rupp, Brian Gionta, and Scott Clemmensen while retaining Johnny Oduya and Andy Green.

    With $11.7 million in cap space, they still have Travis Zajac unsigned and need a backup goalie, and two forwards to reach 20 players under contract.  In Lou We Trust says they need an offensive defenseman and an upgrade at number 2 center.

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  • New York Islanders
     
    Added Dwayne Roloson while retaining Doug Weight.  Also of note, former Phantoms goalie Scott Munroe signed with the Isle.

    Jack Hillen and Blake Comeau are still unsigned RFA's and the team also needs two forwards to reach 20 players under contract.  They have $21.3 million in cap space as it stands.  Lighthouse Hockey says they still require a winger with size and are debating whether Dwayne Roloson is the "1A" goalie they desired.
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  • New York Rangers 

    The Blueshirts have been busy making their usual big-name, question-mark news so far.  They lost Nik Antropov, Fredrik Sjostrom, and Colton Orr while bringing in Donald Brashear and Marian Gaborik.  In the biggest news the day before FA opened, the Rangers were able to drop Scott Gomez (along with Tom Pyatt and Mike Busto) and his enormous salary ($7.3 million) and still pick up Christopher Higgins, Doug Janik, Ryan McDonagh, and Pavel ValentenkoHabs Eyes on the Prize has scathing reactions to that trade.

    With $13.6 million in cap space, they need to sign a backup goalie and 5 forwards to reach 20 players, but have big name RFAs Nikolai Zherdev, Ryan Callahan, Chris Higgins, and Brandon Dubinsky still unsigned.  Blueshirt Banter has reactions.

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  • Pittsburgh Penguins 

    Our cross-state rivals have been pretty slow so far, only signing Michael Rupp since FA opened.  However, they were able to retain Alex Goligoski, Craig Adams, and Bill Guerin all before July 1st.  They have lost backup goalie Mathieu Garon, Hal Gill, and Robert ScuderiPensBurgh is understandably content. 

    They need a backup goalie and a 6th defenseman, but don't expect any big signings coming from Pittsburgh.  With $4.7 million in cap space, they desire a top six forward and top 4 defenseman, and still wish to re-sign Ruslan Fedotenko.  Pittsburgh signed Fedotenko to a 1-year, $1.8 million contract.