UFA's

Even though hockey season is still on, I thought an overview of all the teams UFA’s is a good topic before the season ends. This year has many quality players, some average, some not that good, and some that should just retire. I have my own thoughts as a LEAF fan on who I would like for Toronto Maple Leaf management to open up the wallet and get, since another year in futility has gone past. What are all you HTR readers thinking? Who do you want on your team? Who if any don’t you want back? Who should just retire? Below are all the teams with UFA’s. Titans: we need a new waterboy, minimum wage, and all the free pretzels you can handle!!! Interested???……BOSTON BRUINS – BYRON DAFOE, BILL GUERIN

BUFFALO SABRES – BOB ESSENA, JAMES PATRICK, RICHARD SMEHLIK

CALGARY FLAMES – CRAIG BERUBE, MIKE VERNON

CAROLINA HURRICANES- JEFF DANIELS, BRET HEDICAN, ARTURS IRBE

CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS- TONY AMONTE,
TOM FITZGERALD, BOB PROBERT, STEVE THOMAS

COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS – KEVIN DINEEN, JAMIE HEWARD

COLORADO AVALANCHE- DARIUS KASPARITUS

DALLAS STARS- EDDIE BELFOUR, RANDY MCKAY, KIRK MULLER, PAT VERBEEK

DETROIT RED WINGS- CHRIS CHELIOS, UWE KRUPP, IGOR
LARIONOV, FREDRIK OLAUSSON, JIRI SLEGR

FLORIDA PANTHERS- BYRON RITCHIE, ROBERT SVEHLA

LA KINGS- PHILLIPPE BOUCHER, KELLY BUCHBURGER, FELIX POTVIN,
CLIFF RONNING

MINNESOTA WILD- JIM DOWD, SERGEI ZHOLTOK

NEW JERSEY- BOBBY HOLIK, VALERI KAMENSKY, SERGEI NEMCHINOV, SCOTT
STEVENS, STEPHANE RICHER

NY RANGERS- MARK MESSIER, MIKE RICHTER, MARTIN RUCINSKY

OTTAWA SENATORS- BENOIT BRUNET, RICARD PERSSON

PHILADELPHIA FLYERS- ADAM OATES, LUKE RICHARDSON, RICK TOCCHET

PITTSBURGH PENGUINS- ROBERT LANG, MARIO LEMIEUX

SAN JOSE SHARKS- STEPHANE MATTEAU, TEEMU SELANNE

ST LOUIS BLUES- MARC BERGEVIN, RAY FERRARO, JEFF FINLEY, SCOTT YOUNG

TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS- CORY CROSS, NATHAN DEMPSEY, TIE DOMI, CURTIS JOSEPH

VANCOUVER CANUCKS- SCOTT CASSELS

WASHINGTON CAPITALS- ULF DAHLEN, BENOIT HOGUE, FRANTISEK KUCERA, ROB ZETTLER

Well my choice is to let CUJO go, not worth 9 million. Sign Dafoe for a third of the cost, try and get either Hedican, Kasparitus, Richardson, Krupp or Slegr for Defense, and resign Dempsey.

Then add either Amonte, Geurin, or Cassels.

(Predictions) Retired- Lemieux.Vernon, Chelios,Hogue,Tocchet.

Those are what I think Toronto should strive for in the long summer months ahead. Hopefully one or 2 of the players on my wish list come home to Toronto. What are your thoughts on this and your team?


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