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From the Press Box: Free Agency - Part I

Paul Bruno

Paul Bruno

Known in sports media as The Beast and The StatsMan, Paul is a 23-year veteran of the STATS INC reporter network, scoring play by play for the Blue Jays and Maple Leafs. Appears regularly on 120 Sports, providing Fantasy Hockey analysis. President of both the Society for International Hockey Research and Canadian Football Research Society. In 1992, invented in-game statistics that are tracked in the NHL'S Real Time Scoring system. Contributing author of "Toronto Maple Leafs: Diary of a Dynasty, 1957-1967" and "CFL: Celebrating 50 Years of Memories".


Free Agency produced a lot of player movement. We take a look at a number of the bigger names and highlight what some teams did to improve. We also consider what other clubs still need to do, whether they have cap space or not. In addition, hockey fans will already know that some teams will not spend to the cap maximum, but instead be concerned with their own internal budgets. Bear that in mind when you note the salary cap space remaining for each club (provided for each team below).

2014 Free Agency Part 1 (15 teams)

Anaheim In addition to their acquisition of Ryan Kesler, in a deal with Vancouver, the Ducks added more scoring depth when they signed Dany Heatley. He agreed to a 1-year/$1M deal, probably forgoing bigger money elsewhere, in exchange for the chance to be a key depth scorer with a Cup contender.

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