Free agency's winners and losers
If there is a new mantra for teams in the retooled NHL, it is one borrowed from the Jurassic period: Evolve or die.
From buyouts to the entry draft to the opening of the wildest free-agency period in the history of the NHL, teams have been laid bare, forced from the shadows of checkbook-dominated team-building.
Some teams were ready and seized the moment; others provided a lot of sound and fury signifying nothing, while still others seemed paralyzed by the entire proceedings.
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