NHL Free Agency 2018 winners and losers: Maple Leafs get scary, Isles and Canucks lose big

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NHL Free Agency 2018 winners and losers: Maple Leafs get scary, Isles and Canucks lose big
NHL Free Agency 2018 winners and losers: Maple Leafs get scary, Isles and Canucks lose big

The NHL's offseason may get underway with the draft in June, but the real craziness often doesn't start until free agency opens in July. That's when teams typically really kickstart efforts to retool their rosters for the next season and beyond. As the free agency period opened on Sunday, there was a lot of uncertainty surrounding this year's prize free agent, former New York Islanders center John Tavares. It seemed as though the wheels might turn slowly this year. Ultimately, that wasn't really the case, as Tavares and a number of other prime targets agreed to terms on new deals on the very first day of the free agency period. You can find a comprehensive list of this year's top free agents

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