NHL free agency primer

Will the Avalanche be able to re-sign forward Paul Stastny? (REUTERS)

Will the Avalanche be able to re-sign forward Paul Stastny? (REUTERS)

MIKE ZEISBERGER, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 12:01 AM ET

When the clock strikes noon eastern on Tuesday, the NHL’s so-called silly season will officially kick off.

Not only will coveted free agents such as Thomas Vanek, Paul Stastny, Matt Moulson, Matt Niskanen and Ryan Miller have the green light to sign with the teams of their choosing, the frenzied movement of players between rosters could also include the trading of big names such as Jason Spezza.

In order to prepare you for the chaos that looms, here is a primer on all 30 teams entering Tuesday’s free-agent free-for-all.


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