2007 Outlook, Part 2

The UFA 2007 Forwards(Name, Current Team, Age in 2007, Current Salary)

Left Wingers:

Vyacheslav Kozlov – ATL – 34 – 2,014,000

Marco Sturm – BOS – 28 – 2,100,000

Jeff Friesen – CGY – 30 – 1,600,000

Ray Whitney – CAR – 35 – 1,500,000

Andrew Brunette – COL – 33 – 800,000

Steve Konowalchuk – COL – 34 – 1,900,000

Fredrik Modin – CLB – 32 – 2,204,000

Brendan Morrow – DAL – 28 – 2,200,000

Ryan Smyth – EDM – 31 – 3,500,000

Petr Sykora – EDM – 30 – 2,900,000

Martin Gelinas – FLA – 37 – 975,000

Gary Roberts – FLA – 41 – 2,250,000

Paul Kariya – NSH – 32 – 4,500,000

Brendan Shanahan – NYR – 38 – 4,000,000

Martin Straka – NYR – 34 – 3,100,000

Kyle Calder – PHI – 28 – 2,950,000

Ladislav Nagy – PHX – 28 – 3,000,000

Owen Nolan – PHX – 35 – 1,250,000

John LeClair – PIT – 37 – 1,500,000

Nils Ekman – PIT – 31 – 1,100,000

Keith Tkachuk – STL – 35 – 3,800,000

Richard Zednik – WSH – 31 – 1,976,000

Right Wingers:

Teemu Selanne – ANA – 37 – 3,750,000

Scott Mellanby – ATL – 41 – 1,000,000

Tony Amonte – CGY – 36 – 1,850,000

Scott Walker – CAR – 33 – 1,520,000

Ian Laperierre – COL – 33 – 1,064,000

Stu Barnes – DAL – 36 – 1,140,000

Jere Lehtinen – DAL – 34 – 2,774,000

Tomas Holmstrom – DET – 34 – 1,501,000

Kirk Maltby – DET – RW – 34 – 1,368,000

Todd Bertuzzi – FLA – 32 – 5,269,080

Mike Johnson – MTL – 32 – 1.900.000

Alexander Mogilny – NJD – 38 – 3,500,000

Sergei Brylin – NJD – 33 – 1,520,000

Jason Blake – NYI – 33 – 1,558,000

Mike Knuble – PHI – 35 – 1,520,000

Sami Kapanen – PHI – 34 – 1,520,000

Shane Doan – PHX – 30 – 3,382,000

Mark Recchi – PIT – 39 – 2,280,000

Bill Guerin – STL – 36 – 2,000,000

Ruslan Fedotenko – TBL – 28 – 1,650,000

Darcy Tucker – TOR – 32 – 1,596,000

Jeff O’Neill – TOR – 31 – 1,500,000

Jan Bulis – Van – 29 – 1,300,000

Dainius Zubrus – WSH – 29 – 1,850,000

Centres:

Daniel Briere – BUF – 29 – 5,000,000

Chris Drury – BUF – 30 – 3,154,000

Michal Handzus – CHI – 30 – 2,128,000

Bryan Smolinski – CHI – 35 – 1,520,000

Joe Sakic – COL – 37 – 5,750,000

Pierre Turgeon – COL – 37 – 1,500,000

Tyler Arnason – COL – 28 – 950,000

Eric Lindros – DAL – 34 – 1,550,000

Pavel Datsyuk – DET – 28 – 3,900,000

Robert Lang – DET – 36 – 3,800,000

Joe Nieuwendyk – FLA – 40 – 2,250,000

Jozef Stumple – FLA – 35 – 1,750,000

Todd White – MIN – 32 – 1,550,000

Wes Walz – MIN – 37 – 1,368,000

Radek Bonk – MTL – 31 – 2,394,000

Mike York – NYI – 29 – 2,850,000

Michael Nylander – NYR – 34 – 2,280,000

Peter Forsberg – PHI – 33 – 5,750,000

Petr Nedved – PHI – 35 – 2,356,000

Jeremy Roenick – PHX – 37 – 1,200,000

Mike Ricci – PHX – 35 – 1,520,000

Mike Peca – TOR – 33 – 2,500,000

With Forsberg, Briere, Drury, Sakic, Datsyuk, and Lang all UFAs next summer, it seems like the deepest position of UFAs for that year will be at centre.


25 Responses to 2007 Outlook, Part 2

  1. BLUE_AND_WHITE says:

    missed Mats Sundin

    Only 6 Leafs who are free agents next season

    Sundin

    Tucker

    O’neill

    Antropov

    Poni

    Aubin

  2. Flyers4Ever says:

    This was a waste of a post. Half of those players will either retire or be given a contract extension.

  3. BLUE_AND_WHITE says:

    sorry nevermind, sundin has a 5.3 million dollar option for next season

  4. Dark_Prince says:

    There is sooo many good forwards on that list, but i believe that most will resign with there teams. Players like Ryan Smyth, Datsyuk, Bertuzzi and Nagy i believe are the most likely to re-sign. While some may retire.

  5. wingerxxx says:

    Some great names, although some of those guys, especially Lehtinen, Smyth, Doan, and probably Forsberg won’t be switching teams. I can’t imagine Detroit letting Datsyuk get away. For Sakic, it’s Colorado or nothing. Even so, there are some very good players who will be up for grabs.

  6. 92-93 says:

    that’s it?

    wow.

    well, of that group, i’d keep Poni and pick up the option on Sundin as long (they do have an option right?). in any case, Sundin shouldnt make more than 5.5 million.

    Tucker is another guy i’d keep but its not mandatory.

    O’Neill, Antropov, Aubin are all guys that need to prove themselves.

    and i think Peca is also a UFA too.

  7. BLUE_AND_WHITE says:

    yes, he’s a ufa, and sundin has a 5.3 mil contract option

  8. papichulo71 says:

    It’s the role players on the list who may be on the move due to salary cap restrictions on their current teams. Players like:

    Brendan Morrow – DAL – 28 – 2,200,000

    Scott Walker – CAR – 33 – 1,520,000

    Ian Laperierre – COL – 33 – 1,064,000

    Ruslan Fedotenko – TBL – 28 – 1,650,000

    Chris Drury – BUF – 30 – 3,154,000

    Todd White – MIN – 32 – 1,550,000

    Wes Walz – MIN – 37 – 1,368,000

  9. ObjectiveImpartiaL says:

    Ryan Smyth was given a 3 year deal last season. He is not an UFA next summer. How many other mistakes are there?????????

  10. 92-93 says:

    well a cheaper sundin is a must because of the guys they need to resign (young RFAs which include Steen and whoever young D-guys who make the team).

    the number need for the leafs in terms of making cap space for next year: trade Hal Gill’s 2.1 million, Belak’s 600K, Telly or Aubin’s 500K. i dont see the first two happening because Gill hasn’t played a game in a leaf uniform and Belak has casted some spell over JFJ.

    Antropov, if he doesnt pan out under Maurice, will probably be traded at some point during the year too.

  11. goleafsgo1991 says:

    According to http://www.hockeyanalysis.com … Smyth only has one year left in his contract with Edmonton. As well even if I AM wrong (which I may be), it would be my second mistake out of maybe 50-100 players which isn’t all that bad.

    Personally I think Nagy and Datsyuk will be sought after but resigned. As well I suspect Forsberg may be one of the big names on the move, and I suspect if Bertuzzi doesn’t have a good season in Florida next year he might not be resigned.

    I also agree that the stereotypical forward on this list tends to be a once-star player who is in the twilight of their career. However we might have said that about Teemu Selanne before last year.

    One last note….Lang is a good case to watch….when he was on a team lacking alot of talent (Washington) he put up extremely good numbers, and if Hudler turns out like Zetterberg and Datsyuk and finds his way into a top-6 role, Lang might be an attractive option for a team with lots of cap space.

  12. BruMagnus says:

    Lang was excellent on the Penguins with Kovalev, Straka, Jagr and Mario. The 5 would play on the PP sometimes, neglecting to play any Defense.

    Lang also was leading the NHL in scoring two seasons ago when St. Louis eventually won it due to Lang going down with injury. He is a 1st line center, but on magic Detroit he plays 2nd line.

  13. Beantown says:

    I’d take Brendan Morrow on my team in a heartbeat.

  14. Marky2Fresh says:

    Brendan Morrow is the big guy on that list

  15. TheHoundLine says:

    I don’t think it was a waste of a post. In fact, it was a lot more informative than most of the speculative crap on this site.

    This list certainly has some value for people in Hockey Pools, as players who are playing for a new contract tend to boost their statistical output in anticipation of signing a big fat extension or in testing the FA market. Forget about the old veterans like LeClair, Mogilny, and Recchi. But poolsters will definitely want to target players in their prime like Brendan Morrow, Datsyuk, Nagy, Doan, Briere, Drury, Walker, Smyth.

  16. Viller02 says:

    Forsberg will sign a 2 or 3 year extension with the Flyers after January, mark my words. Flyers aren’t stupid enough to let him go again, plus well be losing alot of dead weight next summer so theirs definately gonna place under the salary cap.

  17. chappy19 says:

    theirs one canuck thats a free agent witch is nice:)

  18. Starkey77 says:

    I wouldn’t consider Drury a role player but he is behind Briere in Buffalo so he may be on the move regardless.

  19. Habfanforever says:

    I would see Gainey making a push for

    Brendan Morrow next year. Not only did he draft him but he is the type of player Gainey loves.

  20. BigE515 says:

    I think this site needs more pop ups, more ads and more Maple Leaf jerkoff sessions.

  21. NCREDiBLE says:

    i’d like to see moginly back with toronto well any team in that matter maybe even edmonton.

  22. habsoverserver says:

    Too early to figure out if this could happen but he would be a welcome addition to the Habs.

  23. BieksaForMVP says:

    It's not that easy. HEY EVERY TEAM IN THE NHL WANTS MARC CHOUINARD SO LET'S TRADE HIM JUST LIKE THAT!!! Hal gill is staying, you can'y trade Antropov until the draft, but he culd be appart of that orginization for a week, because he'll likely test thefree agent market, Telliqvist got traded like awhile ago, like god. Sundin won't take a paycut to play for a lousy team even if it is the Leaf's so stop saying he will, and Tucker already got signed…

  24. BieksaForMVP says:

    It's not that easy. HEY EVERY TEAM IN THE NHL WANTS MARC CHOUINARD SO LET'S TRADE HIM JUST LIKE THAT!!! Hal gill is staying, you can'y trade Antropov until the draft, but he culd be appart of that orginization for a week, because he'll likely test thefree agent market, Telliqvist got traded like awhile ago, like god. Sundin won't take a paycut to play for a lousy team even if it is the Leaf's so stop saying he will, and Tucker already got signed…

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