It's never too early to look ahead, right? That's why we figured we'd take a look at the early free-agent lists for next summer.
More than 100 players will hit the free-agent market July 1. Here are five guys who will get, and deserve, a lot of attention.
E.J. Hradek looks at the key free agents for Carolina and Edmonton, a good number of which will be with different teams next season.
This year's crop of unrestricted free agents will be fetching plenty of bucks on the open market.
NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly has confirmed to ESPN that the New Jersey Devils have submitted a new contract with star free agent sniper Ilya Kovalchuk to the league for approval.
Boston University free agent defenseman Matt Gilroy has signed a multiyear contract with the Rangers, sources told ESPN.com.
Lou Lamoriello said Monday that Vladimir Malakhov caled it a career, but the defenseman's agent doesn't agree.
Andrew Cassels wasn't the biggest name in free agency, but he's coming up huge so far for the Blue Jackets.