In the Mail: 10 Players Who’ll Have to Settle for Training Camp Invites

June 29th, 2010 by Bryan Thiel Leave a reply »
It happens every year, and 2010 will be no different. A player will enter the free agency market with high expectations for themselves. They'll set a price that their former team doesn't match, or had no intentions of even discussing with them. A few teams will nibble around with lower offers or shorter terms, but none will go quite where the man in question wants. As July 1 turns to July 2, days become weeks, and weeks become months, the bulk of the free agency activity will have finished.

And that player will be left out in the heat of late August with nowhere to go, having to settle for a training camp invite and a five-man battle for a final roster spot.

Some have had glorious offensive spurts in their offensive career, but get overlooked for one reason or another. Sure there are surprise talents like Maxim Afinogenov who turn it around after no quality offers came there way. But for every one of those there are five or six Jason Allisons or Adam Deadmarshes.

So while Robert Lang and Saku Koivu may see a rebirth through this route come September, here are ten other players that may need a training camp invite more than anyone else...

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