NHL Free Agents 2016: Kris Russell Rumors, Jimmy Vesey News and More Predictions

July 12th, 2016 by Tim Daniels Leave a reply »

Although the most exciting portions of the NHL offseason are now complete, there's still some player movement on the horizon as teams begin filling out their rosters. The frenzied nature of the activity has merely been traded in for a more measured approach.

The question for the remaining free agents is whether they want to sign soon or wait awhile to see what could become available as the season draws closer. Waiting represents a risk, but it could also yield the most promising position once the dust settles in a few months.

With that in mind, let's check out some of the latest news and rumors from around the league. Each section also includes a prediction for where that player will eventually land.


Kris Russell Targeted for Depth

Russell's production dropped as he split last season between the Calgary Flames and Dallas Stars. He scored just 19 points in 62 games. The total represented his lowest output when playing at least 60 games since his rookie campaign in 2007-08.

The 29-year-old blueliner tallied 63 points over the previous two seasons in Calgary, though. So there's reas ...

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