Early free-agency winners, losers
July, 5, 2013
By Craig Custance | ESPN Insider
Bruce Bennett/Getty ImagesThe Wings may have landed the top center on the market in Stephen Weiss.Early on, the NHL offseason had been a bit of a dud. Draft weekend was supposed to be loaded with trades, but aside from the Cory Schneider deal to New Jersey, most teams just focused on picking prospects. And the 48-hour communication window this week had the potential to produce news as players and teams agreed to terms, but even that fun was shot down when the league sent a memo out to its teams that negotiations weren't allowed.
Then, Friday happened.