FORWARDS Shane Doan Phoenix 79 GP 22-28-50 Longtime Coyotes captain has started talking to other teams but is still not in any hurry to leave the only franchise he's ever played for
Kristian Huselius Columbus 2 GP 0-0-0 Injuries wiped out most of 2010-11 and almost all of last season for 33-year-old after he averaged 26 goals from 2006-07 through 2009-10
Jason Arnott St. Louis 72 GP 17-17-34 He's now 37 and isn't the offensive force he used to be, but the 400-goal scorer is still capable of providing points and leadership
Tom Kostopoulos Calgary 81 GP 4-8-12 Feisty fourth-line forward gives everything he's got, will stand up for teammates and even contribute a little bit offensively
Mike Knuble Washington 72 GP 6-12-18 40-year-old forward looking for a new home after dropping from 24 goals in '10-11 to six this past season
Tomas Holmstrom Detroit 74 GP 11-13-24 The 39-year-old isn't the scoring force he once was, but he remains an unmovable force in front of the net on the power play
Andrew Brunette Chicago 78 GP 12-15-27 Soon-to-be 39-year-old may have a tough time finding a new home; he scored only 12 goals and 27 points last season after scoring 22, 25 and 18 goals in the previous three seasons
Jason Blake Anaheim 45 GP 7-5-12 Now 38, Blake is coming off a serious injury and his worst offensive season in a decade
Mathieu Darche Montreal 61 GP 5-7-12 Late-blooming 35-year-old's offensive production dropped sharply in '11-12
Jochen Hecht Buffalo 22 GP 4-4-8 35-year-old German is a reliable checker who can contribute offensively but missed most of last season with concussion-related problems
Brian Rolston Boston 70 GP 7-17-24 The 39-year-old was reinvigorated when he landed with the Bruins last season, scoring 15 points in 21 games
Daymond Langkow Phoenix 73 GP 11-19-30 35-year-old center has 1,090 NHL games and 270 goals on his resume, but is no longer a top-six forward
Dominic Moore San Jose 79 GP 4-21-25 Veteran center turns 32 in August; could be headed for 10th NHL team. He's still useful as a role player in the right situation.
Radek Dvorak Dallas 73 GP 4-17-21 Still a useful third-liner and checker who can contribute a little offense as he approaches 1,200 games played
Petr Sykora New Jersey 82 GP 21-23-44 Made Devils at camp and proved his scoring touch hadn't disappeared
DEFENSEMEN Brett Clark Tampa Bay 82 GP 2-13-15 Points dropped from 31 to 15; minus-26 rating was also a big drop from 2010-11. But he blocked 199 shots and even at 35 is still useful as bottom-pair defenseman.
Carlo Colaiacovo St. Louis 64 GP 2-17-19 Solid second-pair defenseman who can move puck well but has had injury problems
Matt Gilroy Ottawa 67 GP 3-17-20 2009 Hobey Baker winner has nice offensive skills but has yet to turn them into a regular berth on an NHL blue line
Jaroslav Spacek Carolina 46 GP 5-10-15 Big blueliner still possess a big shot, and is reliable defensively - plus-64 last seven seasons
Pavel Kubina Philadelphia 69 GP 3-12-15 Not the offensive force he was when he was younger, but still has size and a big shot
Michal Rozsival Phoenix 54 GP 1-12-13 Hampered by injuries last two seasons and no longer a big offensive force, but solid in his own zone
Scott Hannan Calgary 78 GP 2-10-12 Never a big offensive force, but OK in own zone and can still play 20 minutes a night
Steve Eminger N.Y. Rangers 42 GP 2-3-5 2002 first-rounder was effective third-pair defender before injuries hit
Kurtis Foster Minnesota 51 GP 4-10-14 Big shot but has never matched offensive numbers he put up with Tampa Bay in '09-10
Milan Jurcina N.Y. Islanders 65 GP 3-8-11 Big guy with a big shot but coming off career-worst minus-34 season with Isles
Dan Ellis Anaheim 1-5-0, 2.72 GAA Veteran backup lost much of last season due to injury
Alex Auld Ottawa 2-4-2, 3.35 GAA Well-traveled backup looking for his ninth NHL home
Ty Conklin Detroit 5-6-1, 3.28 GAA 36-year-old lost his backup job in Detroit last season and figures to have trouble finding a new team
Dwayne Roloson Tampa Bay 13-16-3, 3.66 GAA Coming off worst season of career and has to show he has something left in the tank at age 42
Brent Johnson Pittsburgh 6-7-2, 3.11 GAA 35-year-old backup is coming off injury and might have to scramble in tight market
This list was from NHL.com.
The only players I can really see kicking the tires on are Gilroy, Colaiacovo, Dvorak maybe and Moore maybe. I don't see that gritty forward that Feaster says he's looking for but there are a few good 4-6 D-men available which could help suppliment the loss of Jbouw if he does indeed get traded. Dvorak and Moore are maybe's in the event that a forward is packaged in a trade.
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I think Hannah made 1 mill last year, that is a great price for what he can bring to the table.
Definitely the best bargain left on that list, or maybe he is asking for more and is no longer a bargain. For a team like Nashville that has some minutes to fill and wants to save money he could be a great fit.
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For a team that desperately needs NHL D-men, it speaks volumes that the Blues have no real interest in Colaiacovo's return
I don't follow the Blues but on HF they had a poll and 76% wanted him gone with alot of posters saying he makes bone head plays that cost penalties.
I feel as if he is very consistent with bad defense and injuries. He even throws in some just unbelievably boneheaded plays now and then for kicks. Every now and then he goes on a scoring streak and its bearable but you know it going to run out.
Just some examples of why I don't want him back (obviously some details wont come back to me so I can't find video of the instances but im sure this may spark your memory or another persons):
Standing up for your d partner is a good thing. taking a penalty with a minute left when you are down by one is stupid. But not just taking a penalty and teaching a guy a lesson for another time, cola decided to headlock a guy for at least 30 seconds. not even a tough play because he just hung on while the guy skated his way to the front of the net just dragging cola with him. The stupidest play I have seen in my life
In the playoffs when pietro was gone and couldn't cover up his mistakes cola was the last man back with one fore checker on him. so he starts to curl back behind our blue line (keep in mind he shoots on his left side). He had two easy, and smart moves: turning and making a careful play up the left boards to the player waiting at the red line, or bringing it to his back hand and trying to take a step to make a careful play to his partner who was waiting on the right side of our blue line. Instead he decides to keep skating to the right, while pulling the puck further to his forehand reducing his angle to make a successful pass. Then he limp wrists it into the feet of the forecheker and its soon in the back of our net with a kopitar highlight reel play.
While i only mentioned two instances these types of moments are so regular for him i honestly feel he holds pietro back. Yes he was a +7 but he was also playing with a second team all NHL defense man. If we put someone that can skate and just make some safe plays i think we will see peitro grow even more.