Playing with the leftovers
Team-building with the last of the free agents
Originally posted Aug. 1 — see updates at bottom
Some people were asking this a few weeks ago, but that was far too early. No, now — as August begins — it's time to wonder, 'Who on earth is left?'
With so many teams up against the salary cap, there could definitely be some deals to be had here. With that in mind, I present to you: The Team of the Unwanted.
V. Kozlov - Allison -
Dumont - Perreault - Carter
Bondra - Hrdina - Dvorak
Tarnstrom - Suchy
In the system: (F) V. Bure,
Now, my question to you is, where would that team finish in the standings?
UPDATE Aug. 2: Rucinsky goes to St. Louis, McAmmond to Ottawa. Also, as GM of this new team, my ears are burning.
UPDATE Aug. 15: Sykora signs in Edmonton, Johnson in Detroit, Desjardins and Weinrich retire, Legace finally finds a home in St. Louis, Hill heads to the Isles and Varada is off to Switzerland. My roster — it's been decimated!
UPDATE Aug. 15: Added two newcomers in Dumont and Tanabe.
UPDATE Aug. 16: Owen Nolan signs on with Phoenix.
UPDATE Aug. 24: Boguniecki signs with Columbus (nice pickup), Fitzpatrick with Vancouver.