Inside NHL Salary Arbitration And The 40 Players Who Have Filed

July is one of the most critical months on the calendar for NHL players, agents and GMs. July 1 rings in a new league year and the opening of free agency. This year the NHL saw 125 unrestricted free agent players sign for a total of $700 million on July 1 alone. While July 1 gets the headlines, an equally important date in July often gets overlooked. July 5, the filing date for salary arbitration, has proven to be an important date for any club looking to sign its best player