While the Bruins and Blackhawks battle for Stanley Cup supremacy, teams throughout the league are fine-tuning offseason plans. Free agency, trades and the NHL Draft loom large on the horizon.
Front offices with money to burn will soon be banging on the doors of free agents from across the globe. Some players have helped their cause with strong seasons, while others are surely wishing for a re-do.
Here's an examination of various athletes searching for new contracts with a close look at those who've gained and lost power at the negotiating table.