It’s been nine days since the NHL free agency period began, and in that time most of you have been focused on one name—LeBron James.
Shame on any of you who haven’t been paying attention to more important things, like all of the great defensive signings and the Ilya Kovalchuk saga. I’m actually starting to get a little fed up with how long Mr. Kovalchuk is taking with his decision, but at least he hasn’t gone to Russia to play or set up his own personal news conference.
Free agency teaches us a lot—what teams have good front offices, what fans think of players, and what players actually think about when it comes to the NHL.
Here are five things we have learned from this year’s free agency.