NHL free agency 2022: Every team’s toughest decision, from Copp to Gaudreau to Malkin


The NHL offseason is upon us, and with it, there are tough decisions to be made.

The league’s salary cap is set to increase next season for the first time in three years — but only by $1 million. So plenty of cap-strapped teams are currently assessing their rosters, determining who can be brought back and who must be replaced.

The first domino already fell in Minnesota, with 85-point scorer and restricted free agent Kevin Fiala being traded by general manager Bill Guerin to the Kings on Wednesday for a first-round pick and prospect Brock Faber. more: World Juniors Hockey Stream

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