Day 1 NHL Free Agency Winners and Losers – The Athletic


Day one of the free agent “frenzy” is on the books and it was… quiet. Of our top 10 UFA skaters, only Torey Krug and Kevin Shattenkirk have found new homes, leaving eight big names still in the game. Blame the lack of a meeting period before free will and a flat cap for delaying things. as the big fish take their time making a decision. It makes it really hard to make typical free agency opening day winners and losers because the most interesting names are always there. Usually the biggest deals of the day warrant a winning (or losing) tag, but there were still some intriguing signings, for better or for worse.

You can take a look at how each contract ranks with our tracker here, and next week I’m going to take a look at how much value each team gained and lost during the offseason – but for now, assess the day that was. These are the winners and the losers of an almost uneventful first day …


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