Free agency is underway and the Pacific division is as wide open to winning as it was last year. No division title is won in July, but it can be lost. Anaheim Ducks: C- The biggest strength of the Ducks
It’s early in Free Agency, just a couple days in, but all of the top players are signed so it is time to grade the teams. Boston Bruins: C- Their biggest need was on defense. Not just a high end
Some quick impressions on free agency so far: Major, obvious mistakes don’t seem to be as common as three or four years ago. Even though the Coyotes got Goligoski, I expected their aggressive young general manager to do more today.
There have been a lot deals announced so far, nearly a hundred in the first three and a half hours in fact. Some of the biggest remaining names gave gone down quickly, Eric Staal signed fast. Kyle Okposo was off the
David Backes is reported to have signed a five year thirty million dollar deal with the Boston Bruins. The former Saint Louis Blues captain seems to have become the fall guy for the Blues who haven’t had a lot of
These guys could get paid and paid big today. They aren’t Steven Stamkos or Keith Yandle, but they are the best in a very tight market for talent. Kyle Okposo Possibly the best known right wing available. Risky, but for
There are a number of teams with really good centers. There are a number of teams who need good right wings. Nearly every team is trying to keep their young lions in the minors or junior until the expansion draft
The Boston Bruins finished last season in one of the worst spots imaginable; too bad to be in the playoffs, and less awful than the lottery teams. They drafted in the murky middle, and don’t seem to have a plan.
July 4, 2013 I analyzed the Seguin (and company) for Ericsson (and company) trade, and said to ask in five years to see who won. Given the number of young players in the deal (Seguin, Morrow, Fraser, Smith) it is