The Politics of Free Agency in the NHL

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The Politics of Free Agency in the NHL

With NHL free agency beginning July 1st, one question that’s already emerged is whether or not the drawing pool this year is a dud.  It wouldn’t be the first time, and it won’t be the last—but with changing NHL regulations as well as trends in contracts, free agency is affecting the NHL for better and worse.

One thing’s clear—it’s not a good time to be fishing for offensive players, especially not in the free agency.  Pickings are slim, with both Patrick Marleau and Thomas Plekanec resigning with their own clubs last