Who's Left?

Here are the best UFA’s still available, courtesy of Globe and Mail’s James Mirtle blog.

CENTRES


Player Tm GP Pts 2006-07
cap hit
2007-08
est. price
4 Forsberg Nas 57 55 $5.750 $5 – 6.5 1st liner
5 Zubrus Buf 79 60 $1.850 $3 – 5 2nd liner
6 Nylander NYR 79 83 $2.027 $3 – 4.5 2nd liner
7 Lang Det 81 52 $3.800 $3 – 4 2nd liner
8 Yashin NYI 58 50 $7.415 $2.5 – 4 2nd liner
9 Handzus Chi 8 8 $2.128 $2.5 – 3 2nd liner
10 Comrie Ott 65 45 $3.000 $2 – 3 2nd liner
12 Peca Tor 35 15 $2.500 $2 – 2.5 Check
15 Smolinski Van 82 44 $1.976 $1.5 – 2.5 Check
16 Lindros Dal 49 26 $2.500 $1.5 – 2 Check
17 Bonk Mon 74 23 $2.394 $1.4 – 1.7 Check
20 Belanger Atl 80 35 $1.300 $1.3 – 1.7 Check
21 Walz Min 62 24 $1.444 $1.3 – 1.6 Check
22 Vasicek Car 63 22 $1.150 $1 – 1.5 Check
23 York Phi 66 21 $2.850 $1 – 1.5 Check
24 Linden Van 80 25 $0.800 $0.8 – 1.1 Check
25 Stefan Dal 41 11 $0.900 $0.75 – 1 Check

WINGERS

Player Tm GP Pts 2006-07
cap hit
2007-08
est. price
2 Selanne Ana 82 94 $6.000 $5 – 6 1st liner
5 S. Kozlov Atl 81 80 $2.337 $4 – 5.5 1st liner
7 Shanahan NYR 67 62 $4.000 $3.5 – 4.5 1st liner
8 Bertuzzi Det 15 11 $5.269 $3 – 4.5 2nd liner
9 Guerin SJ 77 56 $2.400 $3 – 4 2nd liner
10 Nagy Dal 80 55 $3.000 $3 – 4 2nd liner
13 Calder Det 78 35 $2.950 $2 – 3 2nd liner
16 M. Johnson Mon 80 31 $1.786 $1.5 – 1.7 Check
17 Fedotenko TB 80 32 $1.650 $1.4 – 1.8 Check
18 Nolan Phx 76 40 $1.225 $1.3 – 1.7 Check
20 O’Neill Tor 74 42 $1.500 $1.2 – 1.6 Check
22 Gelinas Fla 82 44 $0.950 $1.2 – 1.5 Check
23 Amonte Cal 81 30 $1.850 $1 – 1.5 Check
24 Ekman Pit 34 15 $1.100 $1 – 1.5 Check
27 Carter Car 64 28 $2.500 $0.9 – 1.2 Check
28 Bulis Van 79 23 $1.300 $0.8 – 1.1 Check
29 Friesen Cal 72 12 $1.600 $0.6 – 0.8 Check

DEFENCEMEN

Player TM GP Pts 2006-07
cap hit
2007-08 est. price
1 Souray Mon 81 64 $2.318 $5.5 – 7 1-2
6 Stuart Cal 75 22 $2.150 $2.8 – 3.3 1-2
9 Hamrlik Cal 75 38 $3.500 $2.5 – 3 3-4
10 D. Markov Det 66 16 $2.500 $2 – 3 3-4
13 Sutton Atl 55 16 $1.900 $2 – 2.5 3-4
14 Miller LA 82 8 $2.470 $2 – 2.5 3-4
15 De Vries Atl 82 24 $2.166 $1.8 – 2.3 3-4
16 Numminen Buf 79 29 $2.600 $1.8 – 2.2 3-4
17 Tjarnqvist Edm 37 15 $1.625 $1.5 – 2.2 3-4
18 Preissing Ott 80 38 $0.550 $1.5 – 2 3-4
19 Sopel Van 64 28 $2.400 $1.5 – 2 3-4
22 Vaananen Col 74 8 $0.998 $1.5 – 2 3-4
24 Tanabe Car 60 17 $0.900 $1 – 1.5 5-6
25 Lukowich NJ 75 12 $1.000 $1 – 1.5 5-6
26 Vishnevski Nas 67 13 $1.550 $0.8 – 1.3 5-6
27 DiPenta Ana 76 8 $0.500 $0.8 – 1.2 5-6
28 Pratt TB 81 8 $0.625 $0.8 – 1.2 5-6
29 Berard Cmb 11 3 $2.250 $0.8 – 1.2 5-6
30 Niinimaa Mon 41 3 $2.470 $0.8 – 1.2 5-6
31 Ozolinsh NYR 21 3 $2.750 $0.8 – 1.2 5-6
32 Heward LA 71 24 $0.675 $0.8 – 1 5-6
33 Robidas Dal 75 17 $0.550 $0.8 – 1 5-6
34 Melichar Pit 70 12 $0.725 $0.8 – 1 5-6
35 Brisebois Col 33 11 $2.250 $0.8 – 1 5-6
36 Klee Col 81 19 $0.700 $0.7 – 1 5-6
37 Scuderi Pit 78 11 $0.525 $0.7 – 1 5-6
38 Muir Was 26 7 $0.600 $0.7 – 1 5-6
39 Klemm Dal 38 3 $0.950 $0.6 – 0.8 spare
40 Jackman Ana 31 12 $0.800 $0.5 – 0.8 spare
41 Richardson TB 27 3 $0.500 $0.5 – 0.6 spare
42 Hill NYI 81 25 $0.600 will retire

GOALTENDERS

Player Tm Record 2006-07
cap hit
2007-08 est. price
2 Hasek Det 38-11-6 $1.850 $3.5 – 4.5 starter
3 Belfour Fla 27-17-10 $2.480 $1.7 – 2.2 starter
4 Garon LA 13-10-6 $1.216 $1.7 – 2 split
5 Joseph Phx 18-31-2 $2.900 $1.5 – 2.5 split
6 Aebischer Mon 13-12-3 $1.900 $1.2 – 1.6 backup
7 Thibault Pit 7-8-2 $1.500 $0.8 – 1.2 backup
8 Weekes NYR 4-6-2 $1.950 $0.8 – 1 backup
9 Esche Phi 5-9-1 $1.000 $0.7 – 1.1 backup
10 Markkanen Edm 5-9-1 $0.850 $0.6 – 0.8 backup
11 Boucher Cmb 2-12-3 $0.475 $0.5 – 0.8 backup
12 McLennan Cal 3-5-1 $0.625 $0.5 – 0.7 backup
13 MacDonald Bos 3-7-2 $0.500 $0.5 – 0.6 backup
14 Aubin Tor 3-5-2 $0.525 $0.5 – 0.6 backup

http://mirtle.blogspot.com/2007/07/whos-left.html


6 Responses to Who's Left?

  1. kamullia says:

    You can take Scuderi out of that list. Apparently he was re-signed by the Penguins at the same time or shortly after Whitney was signed, but it was not announced.

    It is on their website, however: HERE

  2. Lint07 says:

    done.

    thanks for the heads up.

  3. BruinsGM says:

    Brad Stuart has proved time and time again that he is just too inconsistent to be a 1 or 2 defenseman.

  4. Komic-J says:

    You may have heard me say that the Canadiens shouldn't try to sign anyone, but the fact remains that we have a little less than $19m to spend, that we have important holes in our starting line-up, and that we are currently under the salary cap floor.

    Now…if I'm Montreal's GM (and yes, I'm aware that I'm not Bob Gainey), here's what I'm focussing on today;

    Sign Eric Bélanger…
    Bélanger is a typical Carbonneau kinda guy. A two way forward who shows up every night. Solid defensively with a small offensive upside. The Canadiens need to add some local talent to please their fans and make them forget about the 2007 NHL Draft. Now of course, signing Bélanger isn't going to cut it for the fans who so desperately wanted to see Brière wearing the Habs jersey, but you gotta start somewhere.

    Keep Mike Johnson…
    He knows the system, and he knows Montreal. From all the UFAs out of Montreal, he's the only want I would want back (of course, I'm not talking about Andrei Markov who already signed a new deal). Johnson shows up to play everynight and, eventhough his numbers weren't that great, he did a pretty job overall.

    Get Two Defensemen…  
    With Rivet now in San Jose and Souray about to sign…elsewhere, the Canadiens are in need of defensemen. I like Brad Stuart a lot, but a lot of teams are gonna go after him now that Rafalski, Schneider, Hannan and Poti are signed. Which should mean big bucks for the former 1st round pick. The same thing can be said about Danny Markov.

    So right now, I would shift my focus on three defensemen, and try to sign two of them to short-to-mid term contracts; Tom Preissing, Ossi Vaananen and/or Stephane Robidas. Focus on these players right now, while most of the teams are gonna traget the Souray, Stuart, Markov and Hamrlik.

  5. rlhockey46 says:

    from being a flyer fan    i know esche could definetly compete for the #1 job where ever he goes.  GAURANTEED.

    u may think iam crazy but    esche  is the one whos crazy. When he gets pissed off, hes amazing like 2 years ago in buffalo  1st round of playoffs. 45 saves on 47 shots in a double overtime game

  6. habsoverserver says:

    i would keep johnson for one more season. 

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