The UFA crop
TSN's Scott Cullen has a good look at the pending free agents.
I've called this group 'weak' in the past, but that's really relative to what teams are going to have to pay. Marian Hossa is the marquee player, and he can pretty much write his own (expensive) ticket, and with so few solid options on the blueline, players like Ron Hainsey are going to cash in big time.
And Dan Ellis picked a good year to have a breakout season given what's available in goal.
There's an awful lot of franchises and fans that are hoping to build through free agency, but it simply doesn't work. I think Leonsis and the Capitals had it figured out, at least in part, when they only this season added a few pieces to a group that had grown together over time.
UPDATE My bad, the TSN piece is a few weeks old.
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