Nations UFA Frenzy Live Chat

Nations Free Agent Frenzy Live Chat Join us at 12pm MST (10am EST) to criticize, mock or applaude all the big additions and/or mistakes NHL GM’s will make today.

Free Agency: It’s a $70 million Cap World, Now

It’s difficult to wrap one’s mind around the economics of an NHL with a salary cap ceiling of $70.2 million. It was just a little over six years ago, after all, that the ceiling was $39.0 million coming out of the lockout, and salaries have escalated apace.

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FREE AGENCY, SCHULTZ AND BAD LOSERS

Thanks to DirtyDangle.com for this photo illustrating how shallow the 2012 free agent pool is. After Zach Parise and Ryan Suter, it is slim pickings, and it got slimmer when the Oilers landed Justin Schultz yesterday. I wonder if the Paul Gaustad four-year, $13 million deal signifies the Preds don’t think Suter will return, or…

Waiting on Ryan Smyth

With all the attention on free agent defenseman Justin Schultz, it’s easy to forget that the Edmonton Oilers have their own unrestricted free agent to deal with: Ryan Smyth.