The Biggest Gambles So Far in NHL Free Agency

by | Jul 3, 2019 | News, NHL | 5 comments



  1. That Varly deal is in a league all by itself

  2. Did the signing of Lundqvist and Price not teach gms 💩? Bobrosky will be a regrettable contract before the ink is dry.

  3. Varlamov reminds me of Bryzgalov and the Flyers.
    We all know how that ended…

    Happy 4th to all you Canuckians!!

  4. You forgot the Penguins giving Tanev that awful contract.

    • Deee: I agree. 6 years alone blew me away, but at US$3.5M/season too?

      Maybe it didn’t count on Lyle’s list because it was signed in June, but Erik Karlsson’s 8 year contract is a gamble too given it is buyout proof. I think he will be worth the money early on, but if his injuries continue, the last 4 years of that deal could be crippling. If it wasn’t bonus laden, atleast San Jose could have had some savings on a buyout.