After an insane first week of action, NHL Free Agency has mellowed out a bit but there is still a ton to go over. Let’s check out three winners and losers.
The opening week of NHL free agency was everything anyone could want it to be and more. An extensive list of hockey’s biggest stars found new homes like Darcy Kuemper, Johnny Gaudreau, Claude Giroux, Jack Campbell and many more.
Some landed exactly where they were predicted to go. Some, like Gaudreau, stunned the hockey world by signing with a surprising team that seemingly came out of nowhere. “Johnny Hockey” signed a huge deal with the Columbus Blue Jackets of all teams after being widely expected to go to a different team on a bigger stage.
NHL free agency winners and losers
However, there are still some notable names out on the open market including Nazem Kadri, John Klingberg, Phil Kessel and Ryan Donato. Whether their holding out past the first week of free agency works in their favor or not is yet to be determined.
Now that the first week of NHL free agency is behind us, let’s pick out some early winners and losers of the offseason. Again, it’s still early but there’s nothing wrong with some early reactions!