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Monday Musings: Why NHL keeps overpaying free agents

You’ve had 72 hours to digest another NHL spending spree. In 2015, teams spent $227.9 million on day one of free agency, but this year they handed over $424.1 million, which is the second highest amount in the past seven years. In 2014, NHL GM’s went crazy, spending $528.1 million. Two years later many teams…

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Mailbag Monday – Hall, Lucic, and Puljujarvi

What a week! This week, we see what the writers think of the Taylor Hall trade now that a few days have passed, the pros and cons of signing Lucic to a long term deal, Jesse Puljujarvi, and more. If you have a question for next week’s mailbag you can always feel free to fire off an…

Oilers Sign Taylor Beck

Embed from Getty Images Out goes one Taylor. In comes another. The Oilers added some depth on Sunday by announcing the signing of winger Taylor Beck, a former third-round pick of the Nashville Predators (70th overall, 2009). Beck can play both the left and right side, and the 25-year-old will likely start the season with…