TAMPA – Tampering season is upon us.
It’s that magical time of year on the NHL calendar when, for a few days in late June, teams are permitted to hold meetings and discussions with pending free agents prior to the start of the free agency period opening on July 1.
It’s something relatively new on the NHL landscape, instituted a few years ago so players and teams could do a courting dance in the days leading up to the free agent window opening up to see if a marriage proposal could be in the works instead of players and teams having to make a rash decision minutes in to the start of free agency...
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