5:12 AM EDT, Sat July 23, 2016
Defending Big D Jul 14, 2016

Dallas Stars Wise to Duck Marquee Free Agents

This summer's free agent frenzy included the big, crazy deals you might have expected. Serious pieces got moved, some of which might have helped the Stars. Were they wise to stay away? Absolutely. Here are the five guys I am especially happy they avoided. The dust has settled a little bit. With the exception of a few odd Tukka Rask rumors, the NHL has transitioned into developmental camps and pre-pre season doldrums. Thank goodness. After a frantic period of free agency hockey fans could certainly use the time to reflect. This year, fans saw a little bit of everything; big trades, big...

Is there any way trading Tuukka Rask could be a good thing for Boston? We investigate.

There are, once again, questions and rumors floating around about the Bruins trading Tuukka Rask. So we thought we'd see if there was any possible trade we could come up with - and try and work out once and for all just what a "fair trade" for Tuukka would be - and if it could ever work. It happens like clockwork every offseason, for every team that underperforms. At some point, the media begins to ask questions about their goalie. It seems to be one of the recurring themes of any Bruins season...if the team play well, they play well...if they're struggling, there is bound to be someone on...

Collaboration

Time to pull together as a team In Bruins news: The Bruins need to be better in front of Tuukka Rask, but he also needs to swallow his disappointment and step up if the Bruins expect to get anywhere this season. Boston Herald Thankfully the Atlantic Division is relatively weak (not that it mattered last season...) as only one divisional competitor is Stanley Cup quality. Providence Journal The Bruins couldn’t keep Loui Eriksson, but no worries- David Backes is going to be a dandy fit in Boston. WEEI The dust is settling, and the Bruins are still desperately seeking a defenseman. Kirk...

Anton Khudobin might be coming back!!

Looks like Anton Khudobin is likely going back to BOS. — Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) July 1, 2016 YESSSSSSSSSSS Ok this isn't the biggest signing ever, admittedly. But hey, it's nice to have Dobby back to back-up Tuukka Rask.

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