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Free-agent tracker

Where will two-time Cup winner Brad Richards be at the end of the day? Follow along with all the free-agency signings with our live tracker. Free agency opened today at noon ET.

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Coller: The next 10 steps for the Sabres

The Buffalo Sabres locked up a No. 1 prospect, No. 1 goalie and No. 1 center in the 2015 NHL draft. What's next? Matthew Coller of Hockey Prospectus lists 10 steps.

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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.

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2015-16 Free-Agent Tracker

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

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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.

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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.

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Craig Custance @CraigCustance

Always thought Alexander Semin would be fun to watch on Pavel Datsyuk's wing but Detroit has no interest in the UFA winger.

NHL's No. 2 overall pick turning pro

Jack Eichel will sign with the Sabres today, a league source told ESPN's Joe McDonald. The 18-year-old won the Hobey Baker award as a freshman at Boston University in 2014-15 with 26 goals and 45 assists in 40 games.

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Artem Anisimov gets 5-year extension

The forward came to Chicago in a trade from Columbus on Tuesday. The deal is worth $22.75M, a source told ESPN's Pierre LeBrun. Anisimov had 27 points in 52 games last season.

Mike Ribeiro takes less money to stay

"Sometimes a signing isn't just a signing," Scott Burnside writes, "it's a statement, a declaration that it's not always about how much money an agent can wring from a team or how deep a discount a team can exact from a player." A resurrected career

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Craig Custance @CraigCustance

No front-runner just yet on Matt Beleskey, although that can change in moment's notice. A good 6-10 teams interested.

Joe McDonald @ESPNJoeyMac

Boston University star and No. 2 overall pick Jack Eichel has decided to turn pro and will sign with the Buffalo Sabres, per source.