NHL teams have obvious needs but are waiting longer to fill them in the hope of getting a bargain or two.
The next weeks promise to be hectic for the Red Wings as they try to re-sign free agents and bring back Dominik Hasek.
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Minnesota can't believe it will improve upon last season until restricted free agent Marian Gaborik returns.
By signing with the Bruins, Felix Potvin eliminated of the best options for Detroit to trade Curtis Joseph.
Two weeks after Sergei Fedorov indicated he would not be returning to Detroit, his stance is softening.