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Top 10 UFAs

from Tim Wharmsby of CBC,

We'll publish a full list of free agents once it's released on Friday, but for now here are our 10 most intriguing unrestricted free agents:

Jarome Iginla -- He's 36, but durable, and although his production has dipped slightly, only Alex Ovechkin (371) and Ilya Kovalchuk (309) have scored more goals than Iginla's 280 since the 2004-05 cancelled season.

Danny Briere -- He's looking to stay in the East. He's 35 years old and his production has dipped to 22 goals over the last two seasons, compared to 60 in the two seasons before that. But he always has been a big playoff performer.

Ilya Bryzgalov -- Will anybody be willing to take a risk on this strange soul? His two-season stint in Philadelphia was a disaster, but he's only two years removed from his best days in Phoenix and only 33 years old.

Andrew Ference -- At age 34, he has played the best hockey of his career in the past two seasons. Not big, but he does play physical. He is a top-four defender who can help out on the power play and penalty kill.

Valtterri Filppula -- The 29-year-old Finn is two years removed from his most productive season of 23 goals and 66 points. Can he flourish on another team after playing behind Pavel Datsyuk and Henrik Zetterberg in Detroit?

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SYF's avatar

Oh, okay.  DET has $10 million-plus in cap space according to that article.  All along I thought it was $8 million.

Posted by SYF from Alana Blanchard's Bikinis and Surfboards on 07/03/13 at 05:11 PM ET

HockeytownOverhaul's avatar

Ference would be a great pick-up.  Always liked his style of play, hard to play against.  Good grit and compete level and first pass.

Posted by HockeytownOverhaul on 07/03/13 at 05:17 PM ET

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All along I thought it was $8 million.

It was $8ih before the Colaiacovo buyout.

Posted by Garth on 07/03/13 at 05:57 PM ET

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Hmm, that is, 8ish.

Posted by Garth on 07/03/13 at 05:58 PM ET

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