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Roundtable: Best, worst deals in first wave of NHL free agency

Did the Leafs make the best deal in landing John Tavares? Which multiyear deal will the team or player regret? Where will Erik Karlsson land?

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Fallout from the first wave of NHL free agency

We look at the situations for the Islanders, Canadiens, Kings, Blue Jackets and more. Plus, Jersey Fouls and ... "Rick and Morty" goalie masks?

2018 free agency: All the latest signings and trades

We're keeping track of every notable signing and trade throughout the offseason right here, with a signing tracker and expert analysis.



Jonathan Toews is gearing up to play in a game tonight at the Chicago Pro Hockey League. It will be the second time he has skated since the end of Chicago's season. On assessing the Blackhawks' summer, Toews said: "For us to go back and win a Stanley Cup this year, it sounds like a long shot, but as always, our No. 1 goal is just getting back to the playoffs and being ready to hit our stride the right way when we get there." Said he watched a lot of playoff hockey this spring. "More than usual," he joked.

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Draft grades for every NHL team

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  • 2018 NHL draft grades

    Chris Peters grades and analyzes the draft picks for all 31 NHL teams.