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NHL free agency live updates: Signings, analysis, grades and buzz

Our updated tracker featuring a list of every player signed, along with analysis on the biggest deals and buzz on what could happen next.

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NHL free agency grades: What Saad brings to the Blues

We offer our takes on players' fits with their new teams, the terms of each deal and overall grades for each new contract.

Fantasy spin on all the big free-agent signings

After a busy day of trades and signings, Victoria Matiash breaks down the winners and losers from 2021 NHL free agency.

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Grading the Kuemper trade: Avs get their goalie, at a steep cost

Colorado sent defenseman Conor Timmins and two draft picks to Arizona. We grade both GMs on the swap.

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Trade grades: Can Evgenii Dadonov juice Vegas' goal scoring?

The scoring winger comes over from Ottawa, hoping to bolster an offense that diminished in the playoffs. Here are grades for both GMs.

Trade grades: Fleury trade a calculated insult by Vegas

The face of the Golden Knights' franchise was traded to the Blackhawks -- and apparently found out about it first on social media.



NHL draft winners and losers: First-round goalies, Steve Yzerman, University of Michigan hockey

With the draft (finally) complete, we run down who comes away looking great -- and not so great -- after the weekend.

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2021 NHL draft: Pick tracker and analysis for every team

Here are all 224 picks from the 2021 NHL draft, along with scouting notes and team fits for every Round 1 selection.

Fantasy outlook on Owen Power, Matthew Beniers, and more

Victoria Matiash breaks down what to expect from Owen Power, Matthew Beniers, Mason McTavish, and the rest of the top picks in the 2021 NHL draft.


Kraken released: Top takeaways from the expansion draft, and what's next

Where were the trades? Plus, why Seattle drafted Chris Driedger instead of Carey Price, and a look ahead to more potential moves on the way.

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Been there, done that: Vegas Golden Knights have advice for Seattle Kraken

Players from the Knights, who made the Stanley Cup Final in their first year of existence, share sage advice for members of the NHL's newest franchise.

Meet the Kraken: Full results of the NHL expansion draft

Check out all 30 players who were selected in the 2021 NHL expansion draft.

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