Free agency in the NHL is upon us. Here's a look at what teams have on the way out, what they need on the way in and some potential targets.
The New York Rangers will not use one of their cap compliance buyouts on center Brad Richards. At least not this summer.
In the CBA negotiations, teams were given two compliance buyouts in June 2013 and June 2014 that costs the team actual cash but have no salary cap consequences. Here are the buyouts that have happened to date that have no salary-cap consequences.
Brad Richards remains a prime candidate for a buyout this summer, but he says he hasn't been told anything yet by the Rangers.
The Bruins were so close to elimination in the first round but are headed to the Cup Final now. A look at how they got here.
The Rangers fired John Tortorella on Wednesday, but he wasn't the only problem at Madison Square Garden.
Home teams are now 10-1 in the second round of the playoffs, a good sign for the Sharks and Rangers who play on Tuesday.
The Boston Bruins got through Game 1 with a depleted defense against the Rangers and will try the same in Game 2 Sunday.
The Bruins' blue line is beat up heading into Game 1 vs. the Rangers on Thursday night. It 'doesn't look good' for Dennis Seidenberg, Wade Redden or Andrew Ference.
The San Jose Sharks will try to find a way to beat Jonathan Quick in their second game against LA. Meanwhile, Boston and New York begin.

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