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.
Sean Allen analyzes the impact of the Dustin Penner contract offer and breaks down the goaltending picture in the Western Conference.
Don't be surprised if your favorite players (remember them?) wind up on different teams this season.
Minnesota can't believe it will improve upon last season until restricted free agent Marian Gaborik returns.
ESPN Insider has the latest news and notes from around the NHL.
The Red Wings signed free-agent forward Ray Whitney on Wednesday to a three-year deal with an option for the 2006-07 season.
Two weeks after Sergei Fedorov indicated he would not be returning to Detroit, his stance is softening.
Dominik Hasek is one step closer to returning to the NHL.
Going the free agent route isn't the guaranteed bonanza of past years for a star of Sergei Fedorov's stature.
Citing an NHL source, the Detroit Free Press reported on Tuesday that the Wings have offered Fedorov a four-year, $40 million deal.
Luc Robitaille and the Detroit Red Wings parted ways Monday, with the club deciding not to exercise its option on his contract for next season.
On the bright side, now Detroit has more time to negotiate with Sergei Fedorov before he becomes an unrestricted free agent.
The Red Wings might be able to avoid a contract dispute with Sergei Fedorov.