The week leading up to the 2019 NHL free agent frenzy brought lots of rumored movement which came true. But the biggest free agent, Artemi Panarin, chose the Rangers over the Islanders.
Meanwhile, the Islanders faced the prospect of losing Anders Lee and Robin Lehner. In the end, they were able to keep Lee — who along with his agent clarified that they were never a flight risk at all — but lost Lehner in a messy bit of he said-he said.
Here’s a roundup of our coverage as it happened.