Neutral Zone Wrap: Offseason Review
Neutral Zone Wrap: Offseason Review

This article is part of our Neutral Zone Wrap series.

The summer free agency period used to be so simple. When July 1st rolled around, several suitors would ambush the big names and they'd be signed in the next day or two. Even in the current cap era, most clubs have been able to fill out their rosters within a couple of weeks. However, the latest spending spree hasn't gone quite as planned.

If you're a fan or general manager for any of the 30 clubs, then you've probably been taken hostage by the allure of certain free agents. Curious to see if Lee Stempniak can continue his progress? Well, he's still unsigned. Wanna take a chance on Marty Turco? Go for it. How about taking a run at Alexander Frolov? Grab a pen, a sack of money, and meet me in the back alley.

We usually split up the review into teams and players but since the various destination dilemmas have dragged on, the two sections have been combined in one column for maximum efficiency. And it's better for the economy.

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