NHL Free Agents 2015: Rumors, Predictions for Key Players Still Available

July 14th, 2015 by Adam Wells Leave a reply »

The marquee part of NHL free agency has come and gone with plenty of moves that will have fans excited. Moving into the second- and third-tier players still on the board, things figure to get very interesting as teams look to fill out their rosters. 

It's no secret that stars win championships. The Chicago Blackhawks can have an interchangeable roster because of Patrick Kane, Duncan Keith and Jonathan Toews. 

Yet there is tremendous value in having depth, especially if you're one of the many franchises that doesn't have the luxury of three already-established superstars. At this point in the offseason, building a deep roster can be the difference between making the playoffs and picking in the top 10 during next year's draft.


Johnny Oduya Decision Looming

On the subject of the Blackhawks, another player who won't be returning to the team next season is defenseman Johnny Oduya. 

The 33-year-old doesn't add much on the offensive side of the puck, but his defensive capabilities remain solid at an advanced age. He's been worth more than three defensive point shares each ...

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