Milan Lucic and Kyle Okposo, two of the NHL's top free agents, took full advantage of two of the league's worst teams eager to pair a veteran with a young star. The 28-year-old wingers each got $42 million, seven-year contracts Friday even though neither is a proven or prolific scorer. Okposo, coming off a 22-goal year with the New York Islanders, moved upstate to join the Buffalo Sabres, who haven't made the playoffs since 2011 or finished higher than seventh in their division in three years. Lucic, who scored just 20 times last season with the Los Angeles Kings, is following the money to play for the lowly Edmonton Oilers. "It's about time this team starts heading in the right direction," he
Roberto Luongo is 37, the oldest starting goalie in the NHL. Al Montoya is a free agent, who wasn’t expected to be back. And that’s why the Florida Panthers just signed James Reimer to a five-year, $17 million contract. Reimer, 28, split last season between Toronto and San Jose. He finished with a .922 save percentage in 40 appearances. So expect Luongo to start fewer games next season. He started 60 in 2015-16, and that’s a lot for a goalie his age. The Panthers have also reportedly signed Colton Sceviour and Jonathan Marchessault to two-year deals.