NHL Free Agency: The 10 Best Moves of the Free-Agency Period Thus Far

July 7th, 2012 by Rob Kirk Leave a reply »
Before we start rating the free-agent pickups, can we please acknowledge that the crop of free agents this summer was pretty thin to begin with? Top-heavy with two marque pickups, there was Parise and Suter, then far beyond that was everyone else.

Pictured above is free-agent defenseman Jeff Finger. He was still available at the time of this publication.

My contention throughout this period was that teams needed to add players who would fit into their organization more than trying to just sign the best players available. Some could argue that the top two players could fit into any lineup and integrate themselves without any real adjustment.

With most of the big names ready to sport their new colors and latest "loyalty," here's where I rank the top 10 free-agent signings so far.

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