Monday, September 10, 2007

Who's Left?

Noticed an article on nhl.com that shows Restricted and Unrestricted Free Agents still available. Clearly most teams are pretty much set going into camp right now. But there are some intriguing names out there:

Here are the Unrestricted FAs, and I've bolded a couple names that are interesting to me for one reason or another. Just to be clear: I don't think we'll be signing any of these players, and I'm not necessarily advocating that we do so.

UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS - GROUP 3 The following players have qualified for Group 3 Free Agency (age 28 or older or with at least seven Accrued Seasons) and are Unrestricted Free Agents.

ANAHEIM Trevor Gillies, Mark Hartigan, Ric Jackman, Antti Jussi Niemi, Teemu Selanne.
ATLANTA Yuri Butsayev, Andy Delmore, Cory Larose, Scott Mellanby, J.P. Vigier.
BOSTON Nathan Dempsey, Jeff Hoggan, Petr Tenkrat, Jason York.
BUFFALO Mikko Lehtonen.
CALGARY Tony Amonte, Brad Ference, Jeff Friesen, Darren McCarty, Jamie McLennan.
CAROLINA Jesse Boulerice, Anson Carter, David Tanabe.
CHICAGO Denis Arkhipov, Peter Bondra, Carl Corazzini, Michael Holmqvist, Reed Low, Craig MacDonald.
COLORADO Steve Konowalchuk, Antti Laaksonen, Pierre Turgeon, Ossi Vaananen.
COLUMBUS Bryan Berard, Brian Boucher, Paul Manning, Jamie Pushor, Martin Spanhel.
DALLAS Matthew Barnaby, Alexei Komarov, Eric Lindros, Patrik Stefan.
DETROIT Brendan Brooks, Jiri Fischer, Danny Markov.
EDMONTON Jussi Markkanen, Petr Nedved, Daniel Tjarnqvist.
FLORIDA Ed Belfour, Jean-Marc Pelletier, Dmitri Tolkunov, Ari Vallin.
LOS ANGELES Sean Burke, Mathieu Garon, Jamie Heward, Marty Murray
MINNESOTA Mika Hannula, Jason Morgan, Peter Ratchuk.
MONTREAL Aaron Downey, Mike Johnson, Janne Niinimaa.
NASHVILLE Marian Cisar, Peter Forsberg, Karl Goehring, Patrick Leahy, Scott Nichol, Pavel Skrbek, Kim Staal.
NEW JERSEY Jim Dowd, Dan McGillis, Alexander Mogilny, Erik Rasmussen, Jason Wiemer.
NEW YORK ISLANDERS Rick Berry, Eric Boguniecki, Joel Bouchard, Mike Dunham, Peter Ferraro, Evgeny Korolev, Deron Quint, Randy Robitaille, Todd Simpson, Dimitri Upper.
NEW YORK RANGERS Sandis Ozolinsh, Martin Richter, Jason Strudwick.
OTTAWA Jamie Allison, Konstantin Gorovikov, Brian Maloney.
PHILADELPHIA Mark Cullen, Niko Dimitrakos, Robert Esche, Denis Hamel, Eric Meloche, Brad Tapper.
PHOENIX Curtis Joseph, Pascal Rheaume, Mike Ricci.
PITTSBURGH Wade Brookbank, Eric Cairns, Nils Ekman, Joel Kwiatkowski, Richard Lintner, Josef Melichar, Niklas Nordgren, Ronald Petrovicky.
ST. LOUIS Glen Metropolit, Ville Nieminen, Vladimir Orszagh, Michel Riesen, Daniel Tkaczuk, Andrei Troschinsky.
SAN JOSE Mathieu Darche, Scott Ferguson, Vladimir Malakhov, Mark Smith, Patrick Traverse.
TAMPA BAY Daniel Corso, Rob DiMaio, Sascha Goc, Marek Posmyk, Nolan Pratt, Eero Somervuori.
TORONTO J.S. Aubin, Bates Battaglia, Brad Brown, Travis Green, Pierre Hedin, Marc Moro, Tyson Nash, Jeff O'Neill.
VANCOUVER Jan Bulis, Rory Fitzpatrick, Lee Goren, Josh Green, Mika Noronen, Tommi Santala, Brent Sopel, Yannick Tremblay.
WASHINGTON Andy Hedlund, Quintin Laing, Bryan Muir, Pete Vandermeer.

UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS - GROUP 6 The following players qualify for unrestricted free agency, having met the requirements for Group 6 free agency. These players, whose contracts have expired, are age 25 or older, have completed three or more professional seasons, and (i) in the case of a player other than a goaltender, have played less than 80 NHL games (regular-season and playoff), or (ii) in the case of a goaltender, have played less than 28 NHL games (regular-season and playoff).
BOSTON Brian Finley, Jay Leach.
BUFFALO Timo Helbling.
CAROLINA Scott Kelman.
COLORADO Matt Murley.
DALLAS Shane Endicott, Mike Green.
DETROIT Darryl Bootland.
LOS ANGELES Tim Jackman.
MONTREAL Dan Jancevski.
NEW JERSEY Adrian Foster.
NEW YORK ISLANDERS Tomas Malec.
NEW YORK RANGERS Craig Weller.
OTTAWA Jeff Heerema, Cory Pecker.
PHOENIX Mike Morrison.
PITTSBURGH Matt Carkner, Micki Dupont, Libor Pivko, Nolan Schaefer, Wade Skolney.
ST. LOUIS Tomas Mojzis, Peter Sejna, Mike Stuart.
SAN JOSE Garrett Stafford, Grant Stevenson.
TAMPA BAY Stephen Baby, Joe Rullier.
TORONTO Brad Leeb, Jean-Francois Racine, Aleksander Suglobov.
VANCOUVER Brandon Reid, Nathan Smith.
WASHINGTON Chad Wiseman.

UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS The following players were not tendered a qualifying offer and are therefore Unrestricted Free Agents not subject to a right to match or draft choice compensation.
ANAHEIM Sebastien Caron, Nathan Marsters, David McKee, Doug O'Brien.
ATLANTA David Caruso, Andre Deveaux, Michael Garnett, Lane Manson, Brad Schell, Adam Smyth.
BOSTON Dennis Packard, Philippe Sauve.
BUFFALO Adam Berkhoel.
CALGARY Richie Regehr, Justin Taylor.
CAROLINA Vince Bellissimo, Kevin Estrada, Craig Kowalski, Stephen Peat.
CHICAGO Nikita Alexeev, Alexander Kojevnikov.
COLORADO Ryan Steeves, David Svagrovsky.
COLUMBUS Jaroslav Balastik, Ryan Caldwell, Janne Hauhtonen, Tomas Kloucek, Tim Konsorada.
DALLAS Yared Hagos.
DETROIT Krystofer Kolanos.
FLORIDA Greg Jacina, Dustin Johner, Juraj Kolnik, Jeremy Swanson.
LOS ANGELES Barry Brust, Yutaka Fukufuji, Greg Hogeboom, Jamie Lundmark, Joey Mormina, Shay Stephenson.
MINNESOTA Adam Hall, Mike Madill, Mark Rooneem, Ryan Stokes, Mattias Weinhandl.
MONTREAL Michael Lambert.
NASHVILLE Ramzi Abid, Paul Brown, Chris Durno, Daniel Widing.
NEW JERSEY Tomas Harant, Bryan Miller, John Oduya.
NEW YORK ISLANDERS Brandon Cullen, Johan Halvardsson, Andy Hilbert, Billy Thompson.
NEW YORK RANGERS Lee Falardeau, Dwight Helminen, Jake Taylor.
OTTAWA Kelly Guard, Matt Koalska, Neil Komadoski, Grant Potulny, Bobby Robins, Ryan Vesce.
PHILADELPHIA Dimitri Afanasenkov, David Printz, Rosario Ruggeri.
PHOENIX Randall Gelech, Jakub Koreis, Lance Monych.
PITTSBURGH Andrew Penner.
ST. LOUIS Chris Beckford-Tseu, Jon DiSalvatore, Magnus Kahnberg, Doug Lynch, Aaron MacKenzie, Ryan Ramsay, Patrick Wellar.
SAN JOSE Michal Macho, Glenn Olson.
TAMPA BAY Morgan Cey, Brady Greco, Adam Henrich, John Toffey.
TORONTO Dominic D'Amour, Todd Ford, Tyson Marsh, Chris St. Jacques.
VANCOUVER Tyler Bouck.
WASHINGTON Maxime Daigneault, Jonas Johansson, Jiri Novotny, Louis Robitaille, Matt Stefanishion, Joey Tenute.

NiNY

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Grant Potulny signed with the Hershey Bears. Matt Koalska will be playing in Europe.

Daron said...

Warning *** Off Topic

Hey Nick, sorry to put this in a comment on another post, but couldn't figure out how to email you. I saw in your first post that you are a Center Ice subscriber. I have been debating this all summer. My question is, should I fork over the whatever-it-is ($150-200) for Center Ice, or should I subscribe to all the Dish Network sports channels, which is basically all the regional Fox outlets, plus the odd New England Sports Network here and the Mid-west network there. On the one hand, the Sports Package is only about $6 per month, but I would be at the mercy of catching whoever happened to be on that night (Flyers on the Philly outlet, maybe Stars on Fox SW, etc.). Plus whatever is on Versus and the painfully few NBC Saturday games. Center Ice is way more expensive, but I would have way more choices. Anyone's thoughts on this would be appreciated.

Nick in New York said...

Daron - No worries with the OT...

Here's how I justify Center Ice (and I've bought it the past five seasons):

For the $150 or so that it costs I watch probably 5-10 complete games a week, plus parts of another 20 or so.

I watch about 70 Wild games a season from start to finish (factor in the odd scheduling conflict and there are a *couple* that are not on Center Ice).

But even just the 5-10 complete games a week gets you your money's worth - in ONE WEEK - from the standpoint that if you went to a Stars game up in Dallas you'd pay $35+ for one ticket. Plus parking, food, etc you're easily looking at $50 per person - minimum.

I think it's a great way to watch a lot of hockey. They also throw in some coverage of the World Junior Tournament around the holidays, and you get coverage of the first two rounds of the playoffs.

To me, as someone who is going to watch the hockey one way or another, it's a steal.

Anonymous said...

Weinhandl signed with LHC in Sweden, so he's probably not available.

Kirsten said...

I suspect Selanne will retire. I would if I were him.

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