Jump to content

UFA 2007-2008


Recommended Posts

Heres a list of the upcoming UFA's

Who goes where?

Last season 100 of the leagues 700 players were traded or signed in the offseason.

Share your thoughts.

Anaheim Ducks

Jean-Sebastien Giguere

Teemu Selanne

Sean O'Donnell

Ric Jackman

Mark Hartigan

Brad May

Sebastien Caron

Joe Dipenta

Ian Moran

Trevor Gillies

Kent Huskins

Shawn Thornton

Atlanta Thrashers

Keith Tkachuk

Vyacheslav Kozlov

Greg De Vries

Pascal Dupuis

Scott Mellanby (retired)

Eric Belanger

Eric Boulton

Jon Sim

Denis Hamel

Andy Sutton

J.P. Vigier

Andy Delmore

Brad Larsen

Shane Hnidy

Kevin Doell (Group VI)

Corey Larose

Boston Bruins

Marco Sturm (re-signed; 4 year deal)

Jeremy Reich

Petr Tenkrat

Jeff Hoggan

Bobby Allen

Jason York

Nathan Dempsey

Jay Leach

Dennis Packard (Group VI)

Buffalo Sabres

Chris Drury

Daniel Briere

Dainius Zubrus

Adam Mair

Mikko Lehtonen

Teppo Numminen

Ty Conklin

Michael Ryan (Group VI)

Timo Helbling (Group VI)

Calgary Flames

Brad Stuart

Roman Hamrlik

Marcus Nilson

Tony Amonte

Darren McCarty

Wayne Primeau

Jeff Friesen

Byron Ritchie

Jamie McLennan

Brad Ference

Carsen Germyn (Group VI)

Brent Krahn (Group VI)

Carolina Hurricanes

Ray Whitney (re-signed; 3 year deal)

Josef Vasicek

Anson Carter

Scott Walker

Dave Tanabe

Glen Wesley

Jesse Boulerice

Shane Willis

Scott Kelman (Group VI)

Derrick Walser

Chicago Blackhawks

Michal Handzus

Peter Bondra

Denis Arkhipov

Brian Boucher

Patrick Lalime (re-signed; 1 year deal)

Reed Low

Jeff Hamilton

Craig MacDonald

David Koci (Group VI)

Carl Corazzini

Colorado Avalanche

Joe Sakic (re-signed; 1 year deal)

Ian Laperriere (player/team option)

Tyler Arnason

Scott Parker

Antti Laaksonen

Ossi Vaananen

Pierre Turgeon

Patrice Brisebois

Ken Klee

Brett McLean

Mark Rycroft

Jeff Finger (Group VI)

Ben Guite

Columbus Blue Jackets

Fredrik Modin (re-signed; 3 year deal)

Bryan Berard

Anders Eriksson

Jamie Pushor

Fredrik Norrena (re-signed; 2 year deal)

Ryan Caldwell (Group VI)

Brandon Sugden

Dallas Stars

Ladislav Nagy

Eric Lindros

Darryl Sydor

Stu Barnes

Patrik Stefan

Stephane Robidas (re-signed; 3 year deal)

Shane Endicott

Matthew Barnaby

Mike Smith (re-signed; 2 year deal)

Krys Barch (Group VI)

Dan Ellis (Group VI)

Mike Green (Group VI)

Detroit Red Wings

Pavel Datsyuk (re-signed; 7 year deal)

Danny Markov

Todd Bertuzzi

Tomas Holmstrom (re-signed; 3 year deal)

Kyle Calder

Robert Lang

Kirk Maltby (re-signed; 3 year deal)

Matt Schneider

Chris Chelios

Dominik Hasek

Brad Norton

Matt Ellis (Group VI)

Brendan Brooks

Matt Hussey

Josh Langfeld

Dan Smith

Edmonton Oilers

Petr Sykora

Petr Nedved

Steve Staios (re-signed; 4 year deal)

Jussi Markkanen

Daniel Tjarnqvist

Jan Hejda

Toby Petersen

Florida Panthers

Joe Nieuwendyk (retired)

Jozef Stumpel

Martin Gelinas

Eddie Belfour

Ville Peltonen (re-signed; 2 year deal)

Jean-Marc Pelletier

Ari Vallin

Los Angeles Kings

Mathieu Garon

Jaroslav Modry

Aaron Miller

Jamie Heward

Derek Armstrong (re-signed; 2 year deal)

Tom Kostopoulos

Marty Murray

Sean Burke

Raitis Ivanans (re-signed; 1-year deal)

Mike Weaver

Noah Clarke

Jeff Giuliano

Tim Jackman

Minnesota Wild

Martin Skoula

Wes Walz

Todd White

Niklas Backstrom

Jason Morgan

Peter Ratchuk

Wyatt Smith

Montreal Canadiens

Sheldon Souray

Andrei Markov

Janne Niinimaa

Mike Johnson

David Aebischer

Radek Bonk

Aaron Downey

Mathieu Biron

Jean-Philippe Cote (Group VI)

Yann Danis (Group VI)

Dan Jancevski (Group VI)

Nashville Predators

Peter Forsberg

Scott Hartnell

Paul Kariya

Kimmo Timonen

Vitaly Vishnevski

Scott Nichol

Pat Leahy

Nolan Yonkman

Jerred Smithson

Ramzi Abid (Group VI)

Sheldon Brookbank (Group VI)

Karl Goehring

Kim Staal

New Jersey Devils

Brian Rafalski

Scott Gomez

Sergei Brylin (team/player option)

Erik Rasmussen

Scott Clemmenson

Jason Wiemer

Brad Lukowich

Jim Fahey

Michael Rupp

Grant Marshall

Alexander Mogilny

Dan McGillis

Adrian Foster (Group VI)

Justin Papineau (Group VI)

New York Islanders

Ryan Smyth

Jason Blake

Viktor Kozlov

Tom Poti

Richard Zednik

Mike Dunham

Arron Asham

Chris Simon

Sean Hill

Joel Bouchard

Randy Robitaille

Eric Boguniecki

Rick Berry

Wade Dubielewicz

Peter Ferraro

Tomas Malec (Group VI)

New York Rangers

Brendan Shanahan

Martin Straka (re-signed; 1 year deal)

Michael Nylander (player option)

Kevin Weekes

Sandis Ozolinsh

Brad Isbister

Jed Ortmeyer

Martin Richter

Craig Weller (Group VI)

Thomas Pock (re-signed; 2 year deal)

Ottawa Senators

Tom Preissing

Chris Phillips (re-signed; 4 year deal with NTC)

Mike Comrie

Dean McAmmond

Serge Payer

Jamie Allison

Andy Hedlund

Brian Maloney

Lawrence Nycholat (Group VI)

Jeff Heerema (Group VI)

Neil Komadoski (Group VI)

Cory Pecker (Group VI)

Philadelphia Flyers

Mike Knuble (re-signed; 2 year deal)

Robert Esche

Martin Biron (re-signed; 2 year deal)

Sami Kapanen (re-signed; 2 year deal)

Mike York

Brad Tapper

Boyd Kane

Niko Dimitrakos

Todd Fedoruk

Mark Cullen

Eric Meloche

Martin Grenier (re-signed; 1 year deal)

David Printz (Group VI)

Phoenix Coyotes

Shane Doan (re-signed; 5 year deal)

Curtis Joseph

Jeremy Roenick

Owen Nolan

Kevyn Adams (re-signed; 1 year deal)

Mike Ricci

Mike Morrison

Pascal Rheaume

Pittsburgh Penguins

Gary Roberts

Mark Recchi

Josef Melichar

Ronald Petrovicky

Jocelyn Thibault

Nils Ekman

Joel Kwiatkowski

Rob Scuderi

Eric Cairns

John LeClair

Wade Brookbank

Alain Nasreddiene

Nolan Schaefer (Group VI)

Matt Carkner (Group VI)

Micki Dupont (Group VI)

Libor Pivko (Group VI)

Wade Skolney (Group VI)

San Jose Sharks

Bill Guerin

Scott Hannan

Craig Rivet

Mark Smith

Pat Traverse

Mathieu Darche

Scott Ferguson

Vladimir Malakhov (until he officially retires)

Garrett Stafford (Group VI)

Grant Stevenson (Group VI)

St. Louis Blues

Eric Brewer (re-signed; 4 year deal)

Manny Legace (re-signed; 2 year deal)

Ville Nieminen

Glen Metropolit

Radek Dvorak

Jamal Mayers (re-signed; 3 year deal)

Vladimir Orszagh

Trent Whitfield (re-signed; 1 year deal)

Jamie Rivers

Tomas Mojzis (Group VI)

Peter Sejna (Group VI)

Mike Stuart (Group VI)

Tampa Bay Lightning

Cory Sarich

Ruslan Fedotenko

Luke Richardson

Nolan Pratt

Jason Ward

Rob DiMaio

Dan Corso

Andreas Karlsson

Eric Perrin

Johan Holmqvist

Kyle Wanvig (Group VI)

Stephen Baby (Group VI)

Eric Healey

Norm Milley (Group VI)

Toronto Maple Leafs

Mats Sundin (team option)

Mike Peca

Darcy Tucker (re-signed; 4 year deal)

Yanic Perreault

Nikolai Antropov

Jeff O'Neill

Jean-Sebastien Aubin

Boyd Devereaux (re-signed; 2 year deal)

Bates Battaglia

Tyson Nash

Brad Brown

Travis Green

Marc Moro

Brad Leeb (Group VI)

J.F. Racine (Group VI)

Alexander Suglobov (Group VI)

Vancouver Canucks

Sami Salo (re-signed; 4 year deal)

Taylor Pyatt

Trevor Linden

Bryan Smolinski

Jan Bulis

Brent Sopel

Mika Noronen (signed with Ak Bars Kazan of the Russian elite league)

Rory Fitzpatrick

Josh Green

Jeff Cowan

Wade Flaherty

Lee Goren

Brad Moran

Tommi Santala

Yannick Tremblay

Brandon Reid (Group VI)

Joe Rullier (Group VI)

Prestin Ryan (Group VI)

Dany Sabourin (Group VI)

Nathan Smith (Group VI)

Washington Capitals

Bryan Muir

Brent Johnson (re-signed; 2 year deal)

Donald Brashear (re-signed; 1 year deal)

Peter Vandermeer

Trevor Byrne (Group VI)

Alexander Giroux (Group VI)

Quinton Laing (Group VI)

Chad Wiseman (Group VI)

2007-08 eligibility:

- A player age 28 without a contract, or a player without a contract who has accrued seven or more seasons.

Definitions:

- "Accrued season" means any league year during which a player was on a team's active roster for 40+ (30 if a goalie) regular season games.

- "NHL Games" includes both NHL regular season and playoff games

- "Professional season" for players aged 18 or 19 includes any season in which he plays 11 or more professional games

- "Professional season" for players aged 20 or older includes any season he plays one or more professional games

- "Professional games" includes NHL regular season and playoff games, minor league regular season and playoff games, and games played in any European professional league while under NHL contract

- The 2004-05 lockout year counts as one season for Group III free agency, but does not count for Group VI free agency.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 2 weeks later...

Well my B's did well in FA last year in getting Chara, hopefully they make another move this year that will help that much. My main concern is still the goaltending issue in Boston, maybe they can make a move for Biron as I am not really a fan of Thomas, would love Giguere but I think he will stay in Anaheim.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Well my B's did well in FA last year in getting Chara, hopefully they make another move this year that will help that much. My main concern is still the goaltending issue in Boston, maybe they can make a move for Biron as I am not really a fan of Thomas, would love Giguere but I think he will stay in Anaheim.

Im sorry your a Bruins fan..; )

I think Chara was a good but not GREAT UFA pickup.He eats alot of minutes and is a monster out there but he is DRAMATICALLY overpaid.

The goaltending situation in Boston is troubling.I like Tim Thomas but dont fel he has what it takes to get past the first round.Toivonnen is an enigma....

Biron signed 3 yrs w/Phili and there is no way Jiggys leaving Anaheim.

I think if they were going to go after anyone they should ty a sign and trade for any of the following:

Bryzgalov

Nabokov

Garon

villa

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Im sorry your a Bruins fan..; )

I think Chara was a good but not GREAT UFA pickup.He eats alot of minutes and is a monster out there but he is DRAMATICALLY overpaid.

The goaltending situation in Boston is troubling.I like Tim Thomas but dont fel he has what it takes to get past the first round.Toivonnen is an enigma....

Biron signed 3 yrs w/Phili and there is no way Jiggys leaving Anaheim.

I think if they were going to go after anyone they should ty a sign and trade for any of the following:

Bryzgalov

Nabokov

Garon

villa

I see the Boston/Montreal rivalry has made its way to the board now.

As for Chara, he was a good pickup, but I agree Vill, he was overpaid.

Jiggy and Selanne stay put in Anaheim. Trying to trade for Bryzgalov might be a good move, but would Anaheim want to give him up, and does Boston have what it might take to get him?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

A few other solutions for Bostons goalie woes:

Mason

Thibault

Harding

i think Bostons future in net will be fine with the Finn ( Tuuka Rask )they got for Raycroft..they also have Jordan Siglet and Brian Finley who were highly touted prospects

The above list would be short term solutions.

I dont hate the Bruins as much as i despise the Leafs.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Maybe Toskala or Nabokov available in San Jose this offseason. They could be a good pickup.

http://www.sjsharks.com/news/news.asp?story_id=3530

"GOALIE CHANGES

Wilson has both Evgeni Nabokov and Vesa Toskala under contract for more time, but doesn’t see both being around next season.

“I don’t think many could do what they did,” said Wilson of both handling the rotating netminder situation with such a professional level. “A lot was to honor Warren and both wanted to win the Cup. We will hold conversations, but it is highly unlikely both will be back.”"

As for the Yotes, I'd love to see them hang onto Owen Nolan. For someone who hadn't played in a couple of seasons, I thought he did rather well. I also saw last night the Avs are hanging onto Jordan Leopold for 2 more seasons.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 3 weeks later...

Boston's top priority should be a killer goalie, because this endless stream of mediocre-to-brief-flashes-of-brilliance goalies is really getting old.

Detroit is saying good-bye to Calder, Lang, and some of the minor leaguers. Our top priorities right now are Chelios and Schneider, which depend very much on what Hasek says. Bertuzzi is a possibility but only if he drops well below the $5 million he was at. I'm sure a 3-year. $2-million would be more attractive than a 1-year, $3 (plus a $2-mil would be easier to unload in trade). Lang has had flashes of brilliance at times, but the unpredictability and his sheer laziness in critical moments at $3.9 million have kicked him out the door. Calder wasn't as much of a factor in games after the first few following the trade deadline, and we've got kids in the system who could do what Calder does at the bare minimum, at significantly less cost.

Detroit also has to factor in the significant raise that Zetterberg will be due for after 2009 if he keeps improving his play. We'll probably lose Markov, though.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

As far as goalies go, the Bruins still have that kid down in the system who played at the WJC this year. Tukka Rask I think. He's supposed to be pretty good so that's an option in a few years. BUT, you have to play for now so I could see them making a pitch for Giguere; seeing how he's basically said he wants to test the free agent market. The Kings will probably go hard after Giguere too. They haven't had a good goalie in forty years. And as far as Chris Mason goes, I've heard there are rumblings in Nashville that most people would rather get rid of Vokoun and make Mason their number one.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
 Share

×
×
  • Create New...