NHL Free Agency: The Three Biggest Winners so Far

July 18th, 2010 by Todd Cordell Leave a reply »
I know free agency is still going on and there are a lot of good players left so these picks will probably change. Here is my list of the three biggest winners so far.


New Jersey Devils

The Devils added two very good defenseman in Anton Volchenkov and Henrik Tallinder. As all of you know, Volchenkov is a big, hard-hitting defenseman who will block any puck coming his way and will give a 110-percent effort night in night out.

As for Tallinder, they brought him in to be another steady veteran defenseman and help out the younger players. Most people overlook the fact that Tallinder played with Tyler Myers a lot last season with the Sabres and was really a key factor in Myers' quick and steady development. If prospect Alex Urbom does make the team, they are hoping Tallinder will mentor him as he did Myers.

The Devils also went out and got a legitimate backup goaltender for Marty Brodeur in Johan Hedberg. Hedberg is expected to play between 15-20 games with the Devils, and with Hedberg, they know if Brodeur gets injured or needs some rest they have a reliable option in the crease.


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