Several lists of who’s still available in this summer’s unrestricted free agent market. Enjoy!
SPORTSNET: Luke Fox lists (in descending order) Dustin Penner, Saku Koivu, Daniel Winnik, Andre Benoit, Devin Setoguchi, Martin Brodeur, Tomas Vokoun, Lee Stempniak, Michael Del Zotto and Daniel Alfredsson as his top 10 players still available in this summer’s UFA market. Fox also reports Del Zotto is motivated to prove his doubters wrong.
ESPN.COM: Chris Custance has Peter Mueller and David Booth on his list of the “best of what’s left” in the UFA market, as well as Winnik, Brodeur, Setoguchi, Vokoun and Penner.
THE HOCKEY NEWS: Adam Proteau includes Raphael Diaz on his list of UFAs who can still help an NHL team, along with Stempniak, Winnik, Benoit and Brodeur.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: Not a whole lot of depth available. Of those remaining, the 24-year-old Del Zotto could be the best gamble, as he still has room for improvement. Though his defensive game needs work, he’s only two years removed from a 41-point performance. Teams seeking offense from their blueline could have interest in him, especially if they pair him with a more defensively responsible blueliner.