Providing you all read my post on the Northwest division, you know that I found myself adventuring through CapGeek, looking at what each team is dealing with this summer. Since there was quite a bit of information in there, I have decided to share the interesting stuff here with you guys.
Division by division, I am looking at each's teams UFAs and RFA's for this year, FAs for next year, and give a quick summary of their situation. Of course, I will also look at what players we could poach from those teams, whether through UFA negotiations or trades or offer sheets. If you want more info on a team's non-roster players, those are towards the bottom of the CapGeek pages for those teams. Through a randomizing scheme to determine the order in which I would do each division, the Northeast division is next on the list.
2012 RFAs: Benoit Pouliot, Tuukka Rask
2012 UFAs: Brian Rolston, Joe Corvo, Greg Zanon, Mike Mottau, Marty Turco
2013 FAs: Milan Lucic, Nathan Horton, Tyler Seguin, Brad Marchand, Jordan Caron, Andrew Ference, Tim Thomas, Anton Khudobin
What are they up to? Who would’ve thought that the team with last year's Vezina and Conn Smythe winning goalie is now having lots of uncertainty with goaltending? After a rough down year, Tim Thomas has told
2012 RFAs: Patrick Kaleta, Tyler Ennis, TJ Brennan
2012 UFAs: Brad Boyes, Jochen Hecht
2013 FAs: Derek Roy, Cody Hodgson, Matt Ellis, Robyn Regehr, Jordan Leopold, Mike Weber, Alexander Sulzer, Jhonas Enroth
What are they up to? It appears that
2012 RFAs: Lars Eller, Blake Geoffrion, Aaron Palushaj, Ryan White, Mike Blunden, Petteri Nokelainen, Alexei Emelin, Brendon Nash, Raphael Diaz, PK Subban, Frederic St-Denis, Carey Price
2012 UFAs: Travis Moen, Mathieu Darche, Brad Staubitz, Chris Campoli
2013 FAs: Max Pacioretty, David Desharnais, Yannick Weber, Peter Budaj
What are they up to? Amidst all the drama with management and coach firings, les Habitants have a whopping 12 RFAs to deal with this summer, and that doesn’t even include their farm team! Although they have the older core locked up nice and tightly, it’s the young guns that are causing drama. Word is that Subban and Price are at the top of the list for guys to sign as quickly as possible.
2012 RFAs: Nick Foligno, Jim O`Brien, Kaspars Daugavins, Erik Karlsson
2012 UFAs: Jesse Winchester, Zenon Konopka, Rob Klinkhammer (that name is amazing), Filip Kuba, Matt Gilroy, Matt Carkner, Alex Auld
2013 FAs: Daniel Alfredsson, Chris Neil, Kyle Turris, Bobby Butler, Peter Regin, Zach Smith, Erik Condra, Sergei Gonchar, Ben Bishop
What are they up to? Their top priority this summer will likely be discussing a huge payday for Norris candidate Karlsson. Otherwise, they will likely focus on re-signing a lot of their players, and probably bolstering their defense and scoring some more. Craig Anderson is signed there for a few years, so Auldy is likely gone with Bishop on a very inexpensive contract.
2012 RFAs: Nikolai Kulemin, Matt Frattin, Cody Franson, Ben Scrivens
2012 UFAs: Joey Crabb, Jay Rosehill, Jonas Gustavsson
2013 FAs: Tim Connolly, Joffrey Lupul, Matthew Lombardi, Clarke MacArthur, Colby Armstrong, Tyler Bozak, David Steckel, Carl Gunnarsson
What are they up to? This won’t be a busy summer for Burkie in terms of re-signing players, but he will likely start getting busy with trades and contract extensions. He has some choices to make with the forwards, with lots of UFAs next year. Their biggest story this year is goaltending, with only James Reimer signed on so far for next year. The kid may be a "saviour" to
Check back tomorrow to see which division I do next.