A lot of familiar names still out there. Any predictions on where these guys end up?
-Brenden Morrow: Heart and soul guy who'll hit 1,000 games this coming season. Still hits hard and not afraid to drop the gloves. His offensive production has steadily declined, but he's still a capable 4th liner. I think a young team like Carolina could use him on their 4th line.
-Curtis Glencross: Under-performed for Calgary last year and didn't blow anyone away in Washington. He's a decent role player but I'm not sure he's top 6 material for much longer.
-Jim Slater: Solid 4th liner with speed and can kill penalties. Pretty good on the forecheck, too. It'll be interesting to see where he ends up.
-Brad Boyes: His play has declined over the past few years. He's a bottom 6 forward at this point.
-Eric Brewer: 36 years old and a veteran of over 1,000 NHL games. His offensive production has declined over the years. Bounced around three teams last year. Maybe someone will give him a PTO.
-Sean Bergenheim: Didn't live up to expectations in Florida and was dealt at the deadline to Minnesota, where he registered 1 point in 17 games. He's fast, but consistency is obviously a problem.
-Cody Franson: Probably pricing himself out of a deal. After discussions about him in 30 threads this summer, I think we all know what he's about.
-Scott Hannan: Veteran of over 1,000 games. Doesn't put up the points he used to, but I think he's still decent defensively and would provide veteran experience to a young blueline.
-Lee Stempniak: He's bounced around. Pretty fast, but not the most consistent.
-Jiri Tlusty: He's still young at 27, and he puts up decent enough numbers that someone will probably take a flyer on him.
-Tim Gleason: Physical presence. I think he's still effective on the 3rd pairing, but he's not going to put up a ton of points.
-Christian Ehrhoff: Didn't perform offensively for the Pens last year, which is what he's primarily known for. Some team will probably take a chance on him.
-Andrej Meszaros: Still young at 29. He's bounced around during his career. Has a good shot but I'm not sure he's great defensively.
-BJ Crombeen: Scrappy 4th liner and a good forechecker. He's deteriorated in the fighting department but he's still willing. I can think of a few teams who could benefit from having some physicality on their 4th line.
-Anton Volchenkov: Physical shot-blocker who would be a solid 7th defenseman to shake things up on any blueline.
-Marek Zidlicky: Hell of a shot, but play is declining at 38.
-Scottie Upshall: Had a bad season with Florida last year. 31 years old and he's been plagued by injuries in years past.
-Dan Paille: Coming off a long tenure with Boston. 31 years old and would be a good addition to any fourth line for his speed alone.
-Matt Cullen: Veteran who indicated he's looking for one last season in the NHL. Over 1,000 games played and Stanley Cup experience (Carolina in 2006). At this point in his career he's a 3rd or 4th line center.
-Craig Adams: Told by Pens management that he won't be brought back next year. He could be valuable veteran presence for a young team.
-Eric Boulton: Healthy scratch most of last year for the Islanders. No word on whether he intends on retiring. One of the better scrappers in recent time. He'd be a decent guy to have as an extra forward.
I'm sure I missed a few interesting names.
So many I want from this list