I thought about mentioning that too. But, correct me if I'm wrong, I think the OP was referring to UFAs signing at those positions rather than every roster player..?
That's what I meant. The free agents are priced too high. I didn't try pricing out an entire team but rather what the asking and most likely going rate for current free agent forwards will be.
Thinking about it from that standpoint makes me realize why Holland hasn't been able to get top free agents. The supply and demand for 2nd and 3rd tier players being the only free agents available is just too high. I was upset about Lecavelier because 4.5 million is good but 5 years is too long. Imagine someone like Tatar or Nyquist becoming great players and we can not pay them because of Lecavelier.
With Holland's loyalty I think that is a position that he would not want to be in.
It's hard to figure out what he is going to do but I personally can't fault him if he doesn't do much. I'm holding out hope for a big trade or something to go down.