Free Agent Frenzy began Friday as it normally does with a boatload of deals (60) involving 26 of the 30 teams with the dollar value of the combined contracts exceeding over $350 million dollars. Thanks for the lockout, but nothing seems to have changed on the salary front.
That said, whether your team chose not to participate, or was relatively quiet with not much to report (many), there are still a few valuable players left that can help a hockey club. Here’s a list of 10 quality players that are looking for work either with their former team, or somewhere new.
* Jaromir Jagr: Despite a poor showing in the Stanley Cup Final, the veteran still proved that he has some gas left in the tank. Jagr can be a very valuable part of many team’s top six forwards, and is still dangerous on the power play. He’s likely not looking for too much in salary and with the right fit can give someone one more good year.
* Mason Raymond: This writer is shocked that Raymond hasn’t been snatched up yet. His best season with Vancouver was in 2009-2010 when he scored 22 goals in a more prominent role than he played this past season when he scored 10 goals and added 12 assists in 46 games. Raymond has been mentioned quite often on this site as someone that can be a game changer, and is a solid two way player entering his prime. Still say he’d be a great fit here in South Florida.