1. Best- and Worst-Case Scenarios for New York Rangers in 2014 Free Agency

    The New York Rangers will not have the same team that took them to the Stanley Cup once they're done signing free agents in 2014. The roster, after one day of free agency, already looks drastically different...

    Jeremy Fuchs Written by Jeremy Fuchs about 20 days ago 3,040 reads 2 comments

  2. Ryan Miller Signing Brings Stability to Vancouver Canucks During Roster Rebuild

    Given the actions of the Vancouver Canucks in recent days, weeks and months, it’s reasonable to wonder what a team that is rebuilding, retooling, or however you want to term ...

    Steve Macfarlane Written by Steve Macfarlane about 20 days ago 7,484 reads 10 comments

  3. Grading Washington Capitals' 2014 Free-Agent Signings After Day 1

    Just over a month into his tenure as the general manager of the Washington Capitals , Brian MacLellan wasted no time in making a big splash on the NHL 's free-agent market...

    Ryan Davenport Written by Ryan Davenport about 21 days ago 4,883 reads 5 comments

  4. NHL Free Agency 2014: Intriguing Storylines to Watch as Market Develops

    It's a shame NHL free agency occurs when it does. Especially this year. Were it not for the NBA draft and free agency, MLB's Midsummer Classic and the almighty global spectacle ...

    Chris  Roling Written by Chris Roling about 21 days ago 301 reads 0 comments

  5. How Much Does Paul Stastny Signing Improve St. Louis Blues' Stanley Cup Chances?

    In one sense, the St. Louis Blues were big winners on July 1. In Paul Stastny , the team signed the top forward available in the summer's free-agent market, a player that a lot of general managers would have been willing to pay dearly for...

    Jonathan Willis Written by Jonathan Willis about 21 days ago 17,817 reads 20 comments

  6. Brad Malone Won't Solve Carolina Hurricanes' 4th-Line Weakness

    The Carolina Hurricanes and general manager Ron Francis entered Tuesday's NHL free-agency period hoping to improve their offensive depth...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 21 days ago 972 reads 4 comments

  7. Dallas Stars Take Huge Step Forward with Jason Spezza, Ales Hemsky Acquisitions

    For the second summer in a row, the Dallas Stars have landed an elite center via trade. About two hours later, they also landed a scoring wing to play with that center...

    Dave  Lozo Written by Dave Lozo about 21 days ago 5,451 reads 6 comments

  8. Thomas Vanek to Minnesota Wild: Latest Contract Details, Analysis and Reaction

    After a roller-coaster season that saw him play for three different teams, Thomas Vanek finally has security on his side as he inked a three-year deal with the Minnesota Wild : ...

    Mike  Chiari Written by Mike Chiari about 21 days ago 15,229 reads 24 comments

  9. Carolina Hurricanes: Live Updates on 'Canes Free-Agency Rumors, Moves

    The chaos of July 1, the opening day of the 2014 free-agency period in the NHL , may trickle down to the Carolina Hurricanes . Or it may not...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 21 days ago 1,381 reads 1 comments

  10. Boston Bruins Rumors: Latest Free-Agent Updates and Trade Chatter

    We are two days into free agency, and as expected, the Bruins have not been able to sign any new players since they lack cap room. So far, they have lost three players, veteran forwards Jarome Iginla and Shawn Thornton and backup goalie Chad Johnson.

    Brad Kurtzberg Written by Brad Kurtzberg about 21 days ago 15,628 reads 7 comments

  11. Philadelphia Flyers Rumors: Latest Free-Agent Updates and Trade Chatter

    The Flyers have been relatively quiet as expected in free agency since they have no wiggle room under the salary cap. Thus far, they did manage to re-sign backup goalie Ray Emery...

    Brad Kurtzberg Written by Brad Kurtzberg about 21 days ago 10,541 reads 19 comments

  12. NHL Trade Rumors and Free Agency 2014: Live Updates from Around the League

    The NHL did not disappoint during its free agency frenzy. When the (figurative) bell sounded at noon ET, it was time for teams to sign big-name free agents with an eye towards improving in 2014-15...

    Carol Schram Written by Carol Schram about 21 days ago 72,831 reads 115 comments

  13. NHL Rumors: Latest Free Agency Buzz Around the League

    NHL rumors are at a 2014 high now that free agency has begun. There's less talent in the free-agent pool than in previous years. This could force teams to be even more aggressive to improve their roster...

    David Daniels Written by David Daniels about 21 days ago 2,101 reads 2 comments

  14. NHL Free Agency 2014: Start Date, Rumors, News and More

    The excitement surrounding the 2014 NHL draft has hockey fans around the world excited about the offseason, and nothing can shift the landscape of the league more than the free-agency period...

    Donald Wood Written by Donald Wood about 21 days ago 1,476 reads 0 comments

  15. Ron Francis Demonstrating Eagerness to Cut Ties with Carolina Hurricanes Players

    New Carolina Hurricanes general manager Ron Francis is maintaining few loyalties to the players he inherited from Jim Rutherford's previous tenure...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 21 days ago 2,593 reads 2 comments

  16. Potential Replacements for Rumored New York Ranger Departures

    On July 1, there will be absolute chaos and frenzy as all available free agents are free to sign deals with new teams. The New York Rangers are in a position where they could lose some free agents...

    Tom Urtz Jr. Written by Tom Urtz Jr. about 21 days ago 7,163 reads 7 comments

  17. Radim Vrbata Rumors: Latest Buzz and Speculation Surrounding Star Wing

    For the first time in six seasons, it appears that Radim Vrbata will don a uniform that doesn't belong to the Phoenix Coyotes...

    Tim Keeney Written by Tim Keeney about 22 days ago 628 reads 0 comments

  18. Anton Stralman to Lightning: Latest Contract Details, Analysis and Reaction

    Updates from Tuesday, July 1 ESPN's Pierre LeBrun reports a deal is done between Anton Stralman and the Tampa Bay Lightning : Original Text The New York ...

    Sean ODonnell Written by Sean ODonnell about 22 days ago 11,444 reads 21 comments

  19. NHL Rumors: Latest Developments in Jarome Iginla and Matt Niskanen Sweepstakes

    With the NHL free-agency period set to kick off July 1, teams are burning the midnight oil to try and curry favor with the biggest names available...

    Joseph Zucker Written by Joseph Zucker about 22 days ago 2,906 reads 0 comments

  20. Carolina Hurricanes: Complete Preview for 2014 Free Agency

    The heart of the Carolina Hurricanes ' 2014 offseason will reach a climax with the opening of the NHL free-agent market on Tuesday...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 22 days ago 991 reads 4 comments

  21. NHL Free Agents 2014 Tracker: Rumors and Destinations for Top 30 Players

    The first three days of free agency saw just about every big name pack up his bag and move. After three days, there are still four of our top 30 free agents in need of contracts: Dustin Penner, David Legwand, Derek Roy and Andre Benoit...

    Dave  Lozo Written by Dave Lozo about 22 days ago 246,924 reads 145 comments

  22. NHL Free Agents 2014 Signings: Tracking Every Team's Moves

    The trilogy of our free agency coverage has reached its conclusion in this slideshow. Day 1 was the star with over 90 signings. Day 2 trickled to a quarter of that and Day 3 was the post-dinner hiccup with only eight signings...

    Dave  Lozo Written by Dave Lozo about 22 days ago 122,893 reads 92 comments

  23. NHL Rumors: Post-Draft Buzz Around the League

    All seven rounds of the NHL draft are locked and in the books, so now the real fun begins for all the teams across the league. Trade rumors swirl and free agency looms with many big names on the docket for general managers to seek...

    Brendan O'Meara Written by Brendan O'Meara about 23 days ago 1,476 reads 1 comments

  24. NHL Free Agency 2014: Latest Buzz on Martin Brodeur, Willie Mitchell and More

    Even though the 2014 NHL draft is now in the books, the whirlwind of offseason activity has only just begun. Several draft-day trades already went down during Friday and Saturday, and many more can be expected over the summer...

    Sean ODonnell Written by Sean ODonnell about 23 days ago 1,413 reads 0 comments

  25. NHL Free Agents 2014: Ranking Top Available Players at Every Position

    With the NHL 's 2014 draft fading into history, the focus shifts toward unrestricted free agency, which begins on July 1...

    Lyle Richardson Written by Lyle Richardson about 24 days ago 23,506 reads 52 comments