According to an article on NHL.com there have been over 50 players signed via Free Agency this off season and more than $250 million dollars spent. Not thrilled with some of the moves your team made or didn't make? Don't worry about it, there are still plenty of big name free agents on the market.
As organizations look to build for the future, we want to know which one of these players you would most like to see join your team this season:
Chris Drury: He's a proven winner but injuries have slowed him down. The former New York Ranger captain had his contract bought out to make room for Brad Richards and now needs a new home. In 24 regular season games last year he scored only one goal with four assists for five points. At the age of 34, he might be able to help lead a younger team but at what price?
Alexi Kovalev: Jaromir Jagr is back in the NHL but no one has picked up Alexi Kovalev? We know he's 38 years old but he did manage 16 goals and 34 points playing for Ottawa and Pittsburgh last season. With 428 goals in the NHL, some team could use his scoring on the Powerplay, right?
Sergei Samsonov: Is 32 that old? "Sammy" recorded 40 points last year with the Panthers & Hurricanes but still has not received a contract. He may not be as quick as he once was in his days with the Bruins but his ability to create space on the ice could make him a valuable linemate for some younger players. We still think he has a few seasons left in him and won't be surprised to see him picked up soon.
Bryan McCabe: The experiment with the New York Rangers didn't work out. An offensive defenseman, he didn't add too much scoring to their lineup and at age 36, it's unlikely they will give him the money he wants. He can still quarterback the powerplay and has a shot that can register a few goals but it takes more than that to get a contract now.
Marty Turco: The former Dallas Star spent more time as a backup in Chicago last year. Our guess is he wants a number one spot in 2011-2012 but he's going to have to earn it. If he doesn't sign somewhere soon, we'll be surprised if he's not picked up shortly after. He could be a great backup for a young #1 but if it gets competitive it could go horribly wrong. An acrobatic goalie at age 35 means his time is running out.
Who would you like to see on your team? Pick from above or write your own in the comment below!