Ranking the NHL’s Best Remaining Unrestricted Free Agents in 2015 Offseason

August 30th, 2015 by Carol Schram Leave a reply »
With less than a month to go until National Hockey League training camps open, plenty of experienced veterans have yet to lock down a place to play next season.

Some of these now-unrestricted free agents attracted solid returns for their former clubs when they were moved before the trade deadline. Now, those same players are available for free. All that's needed is the right contract.

A lower-than-expected increase in the salary cap has left more teams than usual counting their pennies heading into the season. As of August 29, General Fanager shows 16 of the NHL's 30 teams with less than $3 million in available cap space, which means limited competition for the players who are still on the market.

"In my experience, this has been one of the more difficult markets," veteran player agent Steve Bartlett told Kevin Allen of USA Today on August 20. As a result, plenty of solid talent is still available for savvy general managers with cap space and a good pitch.

During the last week of August, we saw tough guy Frazer McLaren and rugged Adam Cracknell pick up free-agent contracts. Professional tryout offers—with no guara ...

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