The Good and Bad of Summer 2017 (So Far): Central Division

Cam Lewis
July 26 2017 10:29AM

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This is one part of a four-part, division-by-division series looking at the moves made by each team this offseason and what they still have left to do before the season begins. 

The Blackhawks went through another renaissance and brought back some familiar faces, the Predators added to one of the best young cores in the NHL, the Stars went nuts in free agency and are prime for another ride to the top, the Blues and Wild tweaked around the cap, the Jets addressed their goaltending issue, and the Avs are still very bad. 

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The Good and Bad of Summer 2017 (So Far): Pacific Division

Cam Lewis
July 25 2017 10:30AM

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This is one part of a four-part, division-by-division series looking at the moves made by each team this offseason and what they still have left to do before the season begins. 

The Coyotes took a major step forward into actually contending, the Ducks navigated nicely through the expansion draft, the Flames continued their search for a legitimate goaltender, the Oilers have half of their star duos signed, the Kings shook up their front office, the Canucks are still trying to make something happen, the Sharks are moving into a new era, and the Golden Knights will play their inaugural season.

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Free Agency 2017: The Market For Wingers

Cam Lewis
June 30 2017 11:00AM

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Free Agent Frenzy is almost upon us. We’ve gone through an Expansion Draft, the Entry Draft, and on Saturday, the annual tradition of throwing a bunch of money at players will begin. Over the next few days, I’m going to dive into the unrestricted free agent market and map out who’s available and who’s going to be interested.

I've looked at the market for goalies, defencemen, and centres, so I'll finish off with the wingers on the open market this summer. You're going to have a hell of a time adding a good centre or defenceman, but there's actually a lot of interesting options for good depth up and down the wings this summer. 

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Free Agency 2017: The Market For Centres

Cam Lewis
June 30 2017 08:00AM

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Free Agent Frenzy is almost upon us. We’ve gone through an Expansion Draft, the Entry Draft, and on Saturday, the annual tradition of throwing a bunch of money at players will begin. Over the next few days, I’m going to dive into the unrestricted free agent market and map out who’s available and who’s going to be interested.

I've looked at free agent goalies and defencemen, now I'll move on to forwards. You want to add a good, top six centre to the mix? Good luck. Boy oh boy. 

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Free Agency 2017: The Market For Defencemen

Cam Lewis
June 28 2017 11:57AM

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Free Agent Frenzy is almost upon us. We’ve gone through an Expansion Draft, the Entry Draft, and on Saturday, the annual tradition of throwing a bunch of money at players will begin. Over the next few days, I’m going to dive into the unrestricted free agent market and map out who’s available and who’s going to be interested.

Yesterday, I looked at the abundance of solid goaltenders floating around free agency. Today, I'll take a dive into the much, much thinner market for free agent defencemen.

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