FavoritesSettings

Play5:30
Graig Abel/NHLI via Getty Images
40mScott Burnside

Burnside: Best and worst of free agency

When money gets handed out freely during the opening frenzy of free agency, there is sure to be some home runs and a few strikeouts.

Play
NHL free agency Day 1 recap (5:30)
Dave Reginek/NHLI/Getty Images
2d

2015-16 Free-Agent Tracker

Follow all the big (and small) signings of the NHL's free-agency season.

Brent Lewis/The Denver Post/Getty Images
2h

2015-16 NHL Trade Tracker

ESPN.com keeps tabs on all the deals made in the 2015-16 season, starting in the days leading up to the 2015 draft.

Bruce Bennett/Getty Images
9hCraig Custance

Making sense of the Bruins' moves thus far

The Boston Bruins have captivated the hockey world this offseason. Craig Custance explores all of their wild moves as part of the big picture.

Play
Darling shares Stanley cup with hometown (1:10)
Bruce Bennett/Getty Images
3dCraig Custance

Sabres lead most improved teams out of 2015 draft

FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- We knew the Sabres were going to be better. We knew they were getting a franchise-changing center in Jack Eichel. The only suspense was just how long GM Tim Murray’s Eichel announcement would take -- and he kept it under four seconds.

Play
McDavid, Eichel just the start for Oilers, Sabres (3:51)
Play
Eichel on getting drafted by Sabres (1:48)

Now

Vermette returns to Coyotes

Antoine Vermette signed a two-year deal for $3.75 million per season. Vermette played last season for the Blackhawks and had three game-winning goals in the final two rounds of the playoffs for the champions.

Kim Klement/USA TODAY Sports

Craig Custance @CraigCustance

Looking forward to talking to people for theories on why everyone is showing so much restraint today. Not a lot of bad contracts out there.

Craig Custance @CraigCustance

He may not be a 1st-day guy but teams should give Dave Moss a hard look. Strong on PK. Career 53.8% ES Corsi For. Nice pickup for bottom 6.

Joe McDonald @ESPNJoeyMac

Anaheim Ducks' Nate Thompson on Matt Beleskey: "Plays Bruins style of hockey and even a better guy and teammate. He'll be a fan favorite."