Goalies essential to NHL complimentary company: There are lots of big names readily available this year when free firm officially opens

, but Rob Pizzo says lots of teams may have brand-new goalies

when next season starts. 3:56 Pietrangelo competitor bound? Pietrangelo will not require to be that patient. While shocked Friday night when the Blues signed Torey Krug to a$45.5 million , seven-year

deal to essentially replace him on

the blue line, Pietrangelo is likely heading to an elite contender, whether it's the Vegas Golden Knights or another team. GM Doug Armstrong said St. Louis attempted tough to re-sign the only captain in franchise history to raise the Stanley Cup, but trading for and extending defenceman Justin Faulk at a big price more

than a year back and including Krug paved Pietrangelo's roadway out of town less than 16 months after winning it all."That's the frustration and the delight these days's NHL with the income cap," Armstrong said."There's turnover and there's modification and every group has to go through it. You attempt and keep the nucleus together as long as possible, however

modification is unavoidable."Iconic gamers, unpredictable futures The Boston Bruins understand that all too well. They lost Krug since they weren't happy to provide as many years as the Blues and others, and they've turned their attention to their long time captain, Zdeno Chara,

who raised the Cup in 2011 and

is a free agent. Chara is 43 now in the twilight of his profession, though he 'd like to play another season. Like Armstrong explaining Pietrangelo as "historic,"Bruins GM Don Sweeney called Chara an"renowned "player-- and the 6-foot-9 defenceman's departure would be

the greatest crack yet to the core that won the Cup nine years back, and reached the last in 2015 prior to losing to Crawford's Blackhawks and 2019, losing to Pietrangelo's Blues. SEE It's a bittersweet truth in the NHL since of the wage cap, and the leaving gamers are left with at least one Cup ring and the irreplaceable memories of winning-- plus the hope they can do it all once again with a brand-new group. Chicago made the playoffs when in 6 years prior to winning it all in 2010. The agitating, go-to-the-net winger helped Pittsburgh win the Cup in 2016 and 2017. GM Doug Armstrong said St. Louis attempted difficult to re-sign the only captain in franchise history to raise the Stanley Cup, however trading for and extending defenceman Justin Faulk at a big price more

than a year back and adding Krug paved Pietrangelo's roadway out of town less than 16 months after winning it all. Like Armstrong describing Pietrangelo as "historic,"Bruins GM Don Sweeney called Chara an"iconic "player-- and the 6-foot-9 defenceman's departure would be

the biggest fracture yet to the core that won the Cup nine years earlier, and reached the last in 2015 before losing to Crawford's Blackhawks and 2019, losing to Pietrangelo's Blues.