The NHL Free Agency officially kicks off at noon ET on Wednesday, but it was already a wild season in hockey.
Salaries have risen by just $ 1 million since last season, forcing teams to make tough decisions.
Still, some free agents re-signed with their groups and withdrew from the market. Philip Forsberg (Hunters) Kris Letang (Penguin) and Valerie Nizhny Novgorod Among them (Avalanche).
The turmoil of the season is just beginning. Here is a guide for the 32 NHL groups, their independent agents and what to do when the free agency officially launches.