Several free agents have found takers in the National Hockey League in recent days, signing lucrative contracts.
Many deals, however, add more depth to structures that aren’t necessary to play a big game of financial leverage because of the tight salary cap. Other good players are still orphans and they can sign a new contract at any time.
The RDS.ca Gives you an unbiased look at the most important additions and departures of Eastern Conference teams.
Notable Additions: Pavel Zacha (C)
In Boston, it’s something that has yet to happen that attracts attention. An announcement regarding Patrice Bergeron’s return has yet to be made. The five-time Selke Trophy winner still hasn’t signed a contract with the only team he’s played with since joining the NHL. From the moment we understood that the athlete had decided to continue his career from L’Ancienne-Lorette we believed that this signing was a formality.
With the addition of Pavel Zacha, Boston deserves to expect fifteen-goal production like they did last season in New Jersey.
Notable Additions: Cale Clague (R), Eric Comrie (L), Ilya Lyubushkin (R)
Notable additions: Ondrej Case (AD), Max Pacioretty (AG), Brent Burns (D),
Notable Departures: Tony DeAngelo (D), Vincent Trocheck (C), Nino Niederreiter (AD)
The Hurricanes added experience to the roster with the addition of forward Max Pacioretty and veteran defenseman Brent Barnes.
Former Canadian captain Sebastian Aho could find his wings just like…