NHL Free Agents: Stats and Predictions for This Year’s Top 15 Offseason Signings

October 5th, 2012 by Dave Ungar Leave a reply »
Another day of this infuriating lockout has come and gone and, as reported by ESPN, the NHL has now canceled the first two weeks of the regular season.

One of the most disappointing aspects of the lockout is that it is depriving hockey fans everywhere an opportunity to see how some new faces in some new places would have performed.

There were many free agency signings this offseason, some bigger than others, but all of them having some impact upon the teams involved and, on a broader scale, the NHL as a whole.

The Minnesota Wild were the big winners in free agency as they snatched probably the two most coveted prizes when they inked both Ryan Suter and Zach Parise to deals that are valued at more than $98 million over the next 13 years (ESPN).

Were the Wild on the verge of being contenders for the Stanley Cup? Many believed so.

Other signings were equally interesting, albeit less splashy than the Parise/Suter signing.

For instance, there was Alexander Semin being bypassed by any number of teams and then finally signing a one-year deal to play for the Carolina Hurricanes for $7 million (NHL.com).

Was Semin ...

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