Doug McIntyre writes that outside of Brad Richards, the 2011 free agency class is a weak one. Combined with a much higher cap floor, the combo will likely lead to overpaying players and increase the potential for signing a bust on the open market.
The Buffalo Sabres addressed their future Monday. The Sabres opened talks with goalie Ryan Miller on a long-term deal and rewarded hard-hitting forward Paul Gaustad, re-signing the blue-collar center to a four-year, $9.2 million contract on Monday.
What if the NHL started from scratch? What if every player's contract was shredded and we started all over? Well, Bucci's going there, and he's staging the first "League-Wide Draft Because No One Has Any Players."