1. Talent Gap Between Western, Eastern Conferences Widening in 2014 NHL Offseason

    Since the NHL 's second lockout that wiped the 2004-05 season from existence, the Western Conference has been using the Eastern Conference as a punching bag, thoroughly dominating the inferior grouping for nearly a decade...

    Dave  Lozo Written by Dave Lozo about 2 months ago 35,732 reads 94 comments

  2. What Went Wrong for the Detroit Red Wings in Free Agency?

    July 1 was supposed to be the biggest day of the summer for Hockeytown and the Detroit Red Wings . After finally clearing the roster of aging veterans and underachievers, ...

    Daniel Williams Written by Daniel Williams about 2 months ago 11,234 reads 100 comments

  3. Detroit Red Wings Re-Sign Kyle Quincey as Twitter and Social Media Implode

    The Detroit Red Wings ' management failed to sign any of their right-handed defensemen targets on the first day of unrestricted free agency. But it was the decision to extend Kyle Quincey that left many Red Wings fans angry on Twitter...

    Isaac Smith Written by Isaac Smith about 2 months ago 2,010 reads 6 comments

  4. NHL Free Agents 2014: Latest Rumors, Predictions for Top Available Players

    NHL free agency opened with a bang, as some of the biggest names were snatched up on the first day teams were able to ink players. Some quality names remain, and they'll look to find new homes in the near future...

    Kenny DeJohn Written by Kenny DeJohn about 2 months ago 4,006 reads 0 comments

  5. NHL Free Agency 2014: Latest Rumors Surrounding Top Remaining Players

    NHL franchises wasted little time plundering the open market for top talent when the league's free-agency period began on Tuesday. The action built up to a feverish crescendo early in the day, and it felt like the signings would never taper off...

    Nate Loop Written by Nate Loop about 2 months ago 1,432 reads 0 comments

  6. 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 2 months ago 3,112 reads 2 comments

  7. 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 2 months ago 7,641 reads 10 comments

  8. 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 2 months ago 5,079 reads 5 comments

  9. 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 2 months ago 337 reads 0 comments

  10. 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 2 months ago 18,141 reads 20 comments

  11. 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 2 months ago 1,052 reads 4 comments

  12. 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 2 months ago 5,509 reads 6 comments

  13. 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 2 months ago 15,402 reads 24 comments

  14. 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 2 months ago 1,459 reads 1 comments

  15. 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 2 months ago 16,421 reads 7 comments

  16. 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 2 months ago 10,888 reads 19 comments

  17. 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 2 months ago 73,018 reads 115 comments

  18. 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 2 months ago 2,160 reads 2 comments

  19. 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 2 months ago 1,582 reads 0 comments

  20. 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 2 months ago 2,720 reads 2 comments

  21. 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 2 months ago 7,222 reads 7 comments

  22. 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 2 months ago 693 reads 0 comments

  23. 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 2 months ago 11,545 reads 21 comments

  24. 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 2 months ago 2,975 reads 0 comments

  25. 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 2 months ago 1,020 reads 4 comments