Free Agency

2010 NHL free agency: Who's left?


Most of the big names are gone, but there are still plenty of NHL free agents available. A look at the top 100 of the remaining free agents.

Budgeting Stanley Cup contenders


Do successful NHL teams go cheap on goaltending? A look at how Stanley Cup contenders use their budget over the past three seasons.

Nashville Predators free up payroll with Arnott trade


By trading captain Jason Arnott, the Nashville Predators suddenly have money to burn. Where does their payroll stand and what could they spend on?

Cap-crunching the Dan Hamhuis trade


The Philadelphia Flyers acquired the rights to star defenseman Dan Hamhuis. Can they actually fit their new acquisition in under the salary cap?

Free agent goalies have limited job options


This might be "the year of the goalie" for NHL free agency but all those goalies face a bigger problem: few job openings. A look at which teams need goaltending and why they can play hardball in...

Hossa 'investigation' too little too late


More than four weeks after that behemoth 12-year contract was signed, Marian Hossa's deal is now apparently the subject of an investigation by the NHL

Free agents twisting in the wind


Agents feel there may be collusion going on in free agency this off-season given all the players unsigned

Axelsson returns to Sweden


P.J. Axelsson, who appeared in 797 NHL games (all with the Bruins), has signed a four-year deal with Frolunda of the Swedish Elite League, his former club

The goalie game on Long Island


Larry Brooks of the Post exclusively broke the news that the Islanders have signed Martin Biron to a one year, $1.4 million dollar contract

How KHL clubs woo NHL free agents: Gerber signs a tax-free, rent-free contract


One agent involved in signing players to KHL deals said that they are worth two and a half to three times their NHL equivalents because players receive free housing, a car and most of their meals


Gerber signs with KHL club


According to Russian publication Sovetsky Sport, netminder Martin Gerber has taken former teammate Ray Emery's old KHL job with Atlant Mytishchi on a one-year contract.

Penguins sign Johnson


The Stanley Cup Champion Pittsburgh Penguins have signed goaltender Brent Johnson to a one-year contract, it was announced today by Executive Vice President and General Manager Ray Shero

2009 NHL arbitration hearing schedule


Only two players (Shaone Morrisonn and Ville Koistinen) actually went through the arbitration process last summer, but it appears we may have a few more this time around

Hudler not lost yet


In his first public statement on the international dispute over Detroit forward Jiří Hudler, K.H.L. president Alexander Medvedev sounded a conciliatory note, saying on Thursday that the Russian...

Where will Tanguay land?


We're pretty much down to the slim pickins, two weeks in. Alex Tanguay's the best player left, and unsurprisingly, he's quite sought after at the moment

McGrattan's lost season


In a summer when more than 150 free agents went on the auction block on July 1, Brian McGrattan may have been one of the least likely players to find another NHL home

The top 100 unrestricted free agents


I'll be updating this list over the coming weeks as players sign contracts with their 2009-10 teams, so bookmark it for future reference.

The Kwiatkowski Situation (and how it relates to Hudler's jump to the KHL)


I can't help but see some linkage here between the fact the NHL so easily rescinded Kwiatkowski's deal, enforcing the "gentleman's agreement," and that they're now fighting for Hulder to be...

Why the Blackhawks can exceed the cap


By my count, Chicago is spending about $57.6-million to this point, and that includes the full complement of 12 forwards, six defencemen and two goaltenders

Niittymaki finds a role with Bolts


The Tampa Bay Lightning have signed free agent goaltender Antero Niittymaki today, Executive Vice President and General Manager Brian Lawton announced

Niittymaki headed to KHL?


According to two sources, one in Russia and one in Finland, former Flyers netminder Antero Niittymaki has signed a preliminary contract in the KHL with the Atlant Moscow Oblast

Gustavsson chooses Toronto


Less than 24 hours after getting free-agent defenceman Francois Beauchemin to come to Toronto, Brian Burke found out that the Maple Leafs have won the Jonas Gustavsson sweepstakes.

Evaluating the remaining UFAs: Defencemen Edition


Breaking down the list of 25 UFA defencemen as free agency rolls along.

Canucks make mistake with Raycroft


Vancouver Canucks General Manager Mike Gillis announced today that the Canucks have signed free agent goaltender Andrew Raycroft. In keeping with club policy terms were not disclosed.

Evaluating the remaining UFAs: Forwards Edition


With an assist to Behind The Net and some of Gabe Desjardins's nifty advanced metrics, what follows is an evaluation of who's left, and how they can help a team.

Questions worth asking on Ohlund


"Maybe someone can explain how it took only 20 minutes for Tampa Bay to complete negotiations on a seven-year, $26.5M contract with Vancouver free agent defenseman Mattias Ohlund"

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