How do West teams stand up? Hawks, Sharks big winners
Since the start of the free-agency period (noon ET on July 1), almost 90 free agents have either signed with their previous clubs or found new homes around the NHL, signing deals that collectively will pay about $500 million well into the future.
(And that doesn't take into account the $35 million deal Jaromir Jagr signed with Russian club Avangard Omsk, although no one is really sure whether the payment will be in dollars or reindeer hides.)
When the playoffs ...
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