This article is part of our From the Press Box series.This is the time of year when you want to stay on top of important free agent moves. I am here to help with a review of the key player news in the past week along with related commentary. In addition, I will highlight some names who are still available.
Magnus Paajarvi, St Louis – With the departure of T.J. Oshie from the Blues, they are going to give Paajarvi a chance to prove that he belongs among their top six forwards. He will be stiff competition for a role and would still be positioned to be on a third scoring unit with all of the skilled depth on the roster. His pre-season status is one of a good sleeper pick.
Gustav Nyqvist, Detroit – Nyqvist was a restricted free agent heading into this summer and even though he has clearly proven himself to be a gifted goal-scorer there was no real doubt that he would remain a Red Wing. He is a lock to play among the top two lines here and should be a high-end fantasy draft pick who projects to be a 30-goal
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