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Blackhawks Daily: Free Agent Frenzy Hits Chicago

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Did Kyle Davidson ever live up to his word. A day later, the Blackhawks added seven new faces and a whole lot of other questions as to what’s next in Chicago.

That leads to three thoughts about what Davidson and the Blackhawks did and what could be next as free agency hits–day two. Between a roster glut or maybe a planned strategy to ease prospects paths to Chicago instead of rushing it.

But for as much as the Hawks did, the Central Division got stronger, too. Nashville went nuts, signing Steven Stamkos and Jonathan Marchesseault. As per usual, the league saw names shift.

So today’s Daily is a look at what happened–because there’s a heck of a lot to catch up on.

Chicago Blackhawks

The Chicago Blackhawks added Tyler Bertuzzi who is a nice forward that plays with an edge to his game.

Alec Martinez, who was once a big-time foe, is coming to the Chicago Blackhawks.

The Chicago Blackhawks decided that bringing Teuvo Teravainen back was necessary for them and their overall development.

Pat Maroon will be a wonderful veteran presence for the Chicago Blackhawks.

Laurent Brossoit was acquired to be a backup goalie for the Chicago Blackhawks.

Chicago felt the need to add another depth defenseman in TJ Brodie.

National Hockey Now Free-Agency Coverage

Pittsburgh Hockey Now: The Pittsburgh Penguins signed Matt Grzelcyk in free agency while trading Reilly Smith away.

San Jose Hockey Now: The San Jose Sharks signed Tyler Toffoli to a big contract.

Boston Hockey Now: The Boston Bruins signed both Nikita Zadorov and Elias Lindholm in a free-agency splash.

Colorado Hockey Now: The Colorado Avalanche have signed Jonathan Drouin to a contract extension.

Florida Hockey Now: The Florida Panthers beat the clock and got an eight-year deal done with Sam Reinhart.

New York Islanders Hockey Now: The New York Islanders have made a couple of good signings.

Detroit Hockey Now: The Detroit Red Wings will have a new-look blue line following free agency.

New Jersey Hockey Now: The New Jersey Devils had a big day in free agency as they added some much-needed depth.

Nashville Hockey Now: The Nashville Predators win Free Agency 2024 as they signed all of Steven Stamkos, Jonathan Marchesseault, and Brady Skjei.

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