The frenzy is about to begin, and this year it actually might live up to its name.
The NHL free-agent market is set to open at noon ET on July 1 and there are several big names who will be available unless they manage to strike an 11th-hour deal. The salary cap teams are working with this summer under the current collective bargaining agreement is $70.2 million. That CBA expires Sept. 15.
HeadlinersNew Jersey Devils captain Zach Parise and Nashville Predators defenseman Ryan Suter top the list of players who appear ready to field offers Sunday, but a new high-profile name jumped into the mix Friday when it was revealed that Devils goalie Martin Brodeur has hired agent Pat Brisson to help him field offers if he makes it to unrestricted free agency.