Free Agency Signings Could Affect NHL Futures

NHL FuturesSportsbook users who bet on NHL futures know just how important the free agency period can be for an NHL club. It’s not uncommon for a mediocre team to snag the right pieces during free agency and then make a legitimate run at the Stanley Cup. It’s important for franchises to be able to have progressive off seasons, and a big part of that is the ability to asses needs and fill them during free agency. Equally as important is the ability to measure and grade a team’s offseason moves. Doing so will result in better and more insightful wagers for your bet on NHL games. With that in mind let’s take a look at all the signings during this year’s free agency.

The Buffalo Sabres signed one of the biggest free agents this offseason Kyle Okposo for 7 years, $42 million
The Sabres also added Taylor Fredun and Justin Falk
Goalie Jeff Zatkoff, defensemen Tom Gilbert and Zach Trotman, and forward Michael Latta have all signed with the Los Angeles Kings
Before free agency Stamkos resigned with the Tampa Bay Lighting on an 8 year $68 million deal
The Lightning also resigned Victor Hedman and Andrei Vasilevskiy 
The Boston Bruins signed David Backes to a 5 year $30 million contract
Matt Martin will be playing for his hometown Toronto Maple Leafs. He signed for a 4 year $10 million contract
James Reimer agreed to a 5 year deal with the Florida Panthers.
The Montreal Canadien’s added to their Weber for Subban trade with another questionable move by signing Alexander Radulov to a one year $5.75 million deal
The Detroit Red Wings re-signed veteran Darren Helm for a 5 year $19.25 million contract
The Red Wings also signed :
  o Thomas Vanek to a one year deal worth $2.6 million
  o Steve Ott to a one year deal worth $800,000
  o Frans Nielsen to a six year deal worth $31.5 million
Milan Lucic left the kings for a 7 year $42 million deal with the Edmonton Oilers. Both him and Okposo signed eerily similar deals
Brian Campbell will be returning to the Chicago Blackhawks as he agreed to terms on a one year deal worth $2 million
The New York Islanders will be bringing along two time Stanley Cup winner Andrew Ladd for seven years as they agreed to a contract worth $38.5 million
The Islanders are also bringing along Jason Chimera who signed for two years $4.5 million
The St. Louis Blues signed 28 year old winger David Perron to a 2 year deal worth $7.5 million. 
The Vancouver Canucks picked up Loui Eriksson with a contract worth $36 million over the span of six years.
The Minnesota Wild came to terms with Eric Staal on a 3 year contract that is worth $10.5 million 
The Wild will also be bringing along Chris Stewart with a two year deal worth $1.15 million
The Calgary Flames have snatched up Chad Johnson for a one year deal worth $1.7 million
The Flames have also brought on Troy Brouwer who agreed to a four year deal