A couple of intriguing trades stole the headlines, led by a six-player deal that sent prolific but often unmotivated winger
The initial winner in the free-agent chase appeared to be the
The Ducks lost bruising defenseman
Beleskey thanked the Ducks and their fans "for 7 amazing years of my life. I got to grow so much as a player and a person."
In preemptive moves last week, the Ducks acquired rugged defenseman
The Ducks fortified their minor league depth with two-way contracts for goaltender Matt Hackett (two years), and center
Sekera, acquired by General Manager
The Kings made only one significant move Wednesday, signing goalie
Two other forwards from last season's Kings team became unrestricted free agents Wednesday but remained available. Center
Richards reportedly was stopped on the Canadian side of the Canada-U.S. border last month and questioned over his alleged possession of the prescription pain reliever OxyContin, which is classified as a controlled substance.
Among other notable signings Wednesday was center
The Pittsburgh-Toronto trade involved six players and three draft picks and centered on Kessel, a five-time 30-goal scorer.
And in a changing of the guard,