Analysis of some of the biggest moves made during the July 1 free-agent signing frenzy.
SILVER SEVEN SENS: Analysis of the return the Senators received in the Jason Spezza trade.
DEFENDING BIG D: In praise of Stars GM Jim Nill’s big moves (acquiring Spezza, signing Ales Hemsky) on the opening day of free agency.
ST. LOUIS GAME TIME: Pleasantly surprised the Blues landed Paul Stastny.
HOCKEY WILDERNESS: The Thomas Vanek deal is a home run for the Wild.
RUSSIAN MACHINE NEVER BREAKS: The media was not kind to the Capitals for overpaying to land Brooks Orpik and Matt Niskanen.
JAPERS’ RINK: Surveying the Capitals landscape following their recent free-agent signings.
ARCTIC ICE HOCKEY: When it comes to free agency, the Jets are their own worst enemy.
STANLEY CUP OF CHOWDER: It’s all Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli’s fault for not having enough cap space to improve the roster this summer.
IN LOU WE TRUST: A summary of the Devils free-agent moves.
HABS EYES ON THE PRIZE: Who’s in, who’s out in Montreal.
PENSION PLAN PUPPETS: The Maple Leafs were fairly quiet during the opening day of the free agency market.
GREATEST HOCKEY LEGENDS: The start of this year’s free-agent market made history as over half-a-billion dollars in signings were made to 70 players.