Thursday, July 9, 2009

So What Free Agents Are Left?

NHL.com complied this excellent list of the UFAs & RFAs that remain unsigned. I have highlighted players who I think the Rangers should express some interest in with red font. Obviously for each player the interest should be limited to what type of contract the player wants or the compensation the Rangers would have to give up for an RFA.

ANAHEIM DUCKS

Group 2 FAs: Petri Kontiola, Petteri Wirtanen, James Wisniewski.
Group 3 UFAs: Eric Boguniecki, Josh Green, Bret Hedican, Jason King, Brad Larsen, Bjorn Melin, Rob Niedermayer.
Group 6 UFAs: David LeNeveu.
UFAs: Michal Birner, Chad Painchaud.

ATLANTA THRASHERS

Group 2 FAs: Colby Armstrong, Jordan Lavallee, Scott Lehman, Kari Lehtonen, Grant Lewis, Boris Valabik.
Group 3 UFAs: Mike Hoffman, Joe Motzko, Eric Perrin, Grant Stevenson.
Group 6 UFAs: Joey Crabb, Nathan Oystrick.
UFAs: Dan Turple.

BOSTON BRUINS

Group 2 FAs: Matt Hunwick, Phil Kessel, Kevin Regan.
Group 3 UFAs: P.J. Axelsson, Manny Fernandez, Nathan Robinson, Martin Samuelsson, Stephane Yelle.
Group 6 UFAs: Martin St. Pierre, Ryan Stokes.
UFAs: Ned Lukacevic, Wacey Rabbit.

BUFFALO SABRES

Group 2 FAs: Patrick Kaleta, Clarke MacArthur, Mark Mancari, Andrej Sekera, Drew Stafford, Marek Zagrapan.
Group 3 UFAs: Maxim Afinogenov, Tyler Bouck, Matt Ellis, Colton Fretter, Dominic Moore, Colin Murphy, Teppo Numminen, Andrew Peters, Mikael Tellqvist.
Group 6 UFAs: None.
UFAs: Jimmy Bonneau, Mike Card, Adam Dennis, Michael Funk, Dylan Hunter.

CALGARY FLAMES

Group 2 FAs: Dustin Boyd, Kris Chucko.
Group 3 UFAs: Todd Bertuzzi, Anders Eriksson, Carsen Germyn, Marcus Nilson, Andre Roy, Rhett Warrener.
Group 6 UFAs:
UFAs: Adam Cracknell, Aki Seitsonen.

CAROLINA HURRICANES

Group 2 FAs: Mike Angelidis, Anton Babchuk, Brett Carson, Bryan Rodney, Tuomo Ruutu.
Group 3 UFAs: Ryan Bayda, Trevor Gillies, Dan LaCouture, Matt Murley, Michael Ryan, Dennis Seidenberg.
Group 6 UFAs: Dwight Helminen, Joe Jensen, Daniel Manzato.
UFAs: Noah Babin, Jakub Petruzalek.

CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS

Group 2 FAs: Bryan Bickell.
Group 3 UFAs: Jonas Nordqvist, Pavel Vorobiev.
Group 6 UFAs: Tim Brent, Pascal Pelletier.
UFAs: Adam Berti, Tim Hambly, Adam Pineault, James Sharrow, Logan Stephenson.

COLORADO AVALANCHE

Group 2 FAs: Kyle Cumiskey.
Group 3 UFAs: Jesse Boulerice, Ben Guite, Per Ledin, Aaron MacKenzie, Joe Sakic, Nathan Smith, Daniel Tjarnqvist.
Group 6 UFAs: Darcy Campbell.
UFAs: Jason Bacashihua, Cody McCormick, Michael Vernace.

COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS

Group 2 FAs: Michael Blunden, Dan LaCosta, Marc Methot, Alexandre Picard, Jonathan Sigalet, Alexander Svitov.
Group 3 UFAs: Christian Backman, Wade Dubielewicz, Chris Gratton, Steve Kelly, Craig MacDonald, Manny Malhotra, Michael Peca, Jason Williams, Mike York.
Group 6 UFAs: None.
UFAs: Trevor Hendrikx, Jon Landry, Jiri Novotny, Petr Pohl, Ole-Kristian Tollefsen, John Vigilante, Kyle Wharton.

DALLAS STARS

Group 2 FAs: Mark Fistric.
Group 3 UFAs: Joel Lundqvist, Brendan Morrison, Mark Parrish, Darryl Sydor, Landon Wilson, Sergei Zubov.
Group 6 UFAs: Tobias Stephan.
UFAs: John Lammers, Alexander Naurov.

DETROIT RED WINGS

Group 2 FAs: Jiri Hudler, Evan McGrath, Ryan Oulahen.
Group 3 UFAs: Chris Chelios, Aaron Downey, Darren McCarty.
Group 6 UFAs: Randall Gelech.
UFAs: None.

EDMONTON OILERS

Group 2 FAs: Gilbert Brule, Devan Dubnyk, Denis Grebeshkov, Colin McDonald, Ryan Potulny, Liam Reddox, Rob Schremp, Ladislav Smid, Ryan Stone.
Group 3 UFAs: Carl Corazzini, Ales Kotalik.
Group 6 UFAs: Mathieu Roy.
UFAs: Sebastien Bisaillon, Stephane Goulet, David Rohlfs, Tyler Spurgeon, Bryan Young.

FLORIDA PANTHERS

Group 2 FAs: David Brine.
Group 3 UFAs: Nick Boynton, Jassen Cullimore, Vaclav Nedorost, Ville Peltonen, Janis Sprukts, Mikhail Yakubov, Richard Zednik.
Group 6 UFAs: None.
UFAs: Steve Eminger, Tanner Glass, Drew Larman, Franklin MacDonald, David Shantz, Anthony Stewart.

LOS ANGELES KINGS

Group 2 FAs: Drew Bagnall, Brady Murray, Scott Parse, Joe Piskula, Ted Purcell.
Group 3 UFAs: Derek Armstrong, Kyle Calder, Dan Cloutier, Denis Gauthier.
Group 6 UFAs:
UFAs: Vladimir Dravecky, Daniel Taylor.

MINNESOTA WILD

Group 2 FAs: Kyle Brodziak, Robbie Earl, Josh Harding, Danny Irmen, Benoit Pouliot, Clayton Stoner.
Group 3 UFAs: Marc-Andre Bergeron, Krys Kolanos, Bryan Lundbohm, Tomas Mojzis, Nolan Schaefer, Martin Skoula.
Group 6 UFAs: Jesse Schultz.
UFAs: Paul Albers, Riley Emmerson, Dan Fritsche, Peter Olvecky.

MONTREAL CANADIENS

Group 2 FAs: Shawn Belle, Kyle Chipchura, Matt D'Agostini, Guillaume Latendresse, Tomas Plekanec, Gregory Stewart.
Group 3 UFAs: Chad Anderson, Francis Bouillon, Patrice Brisebois, Mathieu Dandenault, Marc Denis, Ryan Flinn, T.J. Kemp, Tom Kostopoulos, Robert Lang, Yanick Lehoux, Mathieu Schneider, Alex Tanguay.
Group 6 UFAs: None.
UFAs: Mathieu Aubin, Loic Lacasse, Olivier Latendresse.

NASHVILLE PREDATORS

Group 2 FAs: Ryan Jones, Ryan Maki, Cal O'Reilly, Antti Pihlstrom, Kelsey Wilson.
Group 3 UFAs: Radek Bonk, Greg de Vries, Ville Koistinen, Scott Nichol, Jed Ortmeyer, Denis Platonov, Nolan Yonkman.
Group 6 UFAs:
UFAs: Tim Ramholt.

NEW JERSEY DEVILS

Group 2 FAs: Patrick Davis, Mark Fraser, Petr Vrana, Travis Zajac.
Group 3 UFAs: Jon DiSalvatore, Niclas Havelid, Bobby Holik, Olli Malmivaara, Ryan Murphy, Brendan Shanahan, Kevin Weekes, Chad Wiseman.
Group 6 UFAs: Barry Tallackson.
UFAs: Stephen Gionta, Matthew Spiller.

NEW YORK ISLANDERS

Group 2 FAs: Jeremy Colliton, Blake Comeau, Trevor Smith, Nate Thompson.
Group 3 UFAs: Yann Danis, Mitch Fritz, Andy Hilbert, Junior Lessard, Joey MacDonald, Dean McAmmond, Kurtis McLean, Thomas Pock, Mike Sillinger.
Group 6 UFAs: Joe Callahan, Mike Iggulden.
UFAs: Jamie Fraser, Sergei Ogordonikov, Jason Pitton.

NEW YORK RANGERS

Group 2 FAs: Dane Byers, Ryan Callahan, Brandon Dubinsky, Lauri Korpikoski, Corey Potter, Nikolai Zherdev.
Group 3 UFAs: Mark Bell, Blair Betts, Jarkko Immonen, Paul Mara, Derek Morris.
Group 6 UFAs:
UFAs: Joe Barnes, Vladimir Denisov.

OTTAWA SENATORS

Group 2 FAs: Brian Elliott, Mattias Karlsson, Derek Smith.
Group 3 UFAs: Mike Comrie, Brad Isbister.
Group 6 UFAs: Danny Bois.
UFAs: Brendan Bell, Jeff Glass, Jim McKenzie, Geoff Waugh.

PHILADELPHIA FLYERS

Group 2 FAs: Ryan Dingle, Jared Ross, Danny Syvret.
Group 3 UFAs: Andrew Alberts, J.S. Aubin, Martin Biron, Derian Hatcher, Boyd Kane, Lasse Kukkonen, Antero Niittymaki.
Group 6 UFAs: None.
UFAs: Josh Gratton, Nate Raduns.

PHOENIX COYOTES

Group 2 FAs: Nigel Dawes, Sami Lepisto, Enver Lisin, Alexander Nikulin, Dave Spina, Sean Sullivan, Josh Tordjman, Scottie Upshall, Daniel Winnik, Keith Yandle.
Group 3 UFAs: Jeff Hoggan, Dmitri Kalinin, Ken Klee, Brian McGrattan, Derek Nesbitt, Wyatt Smith.
Group 6 UFAs: Ryan Lannon.
UFAs: Alex Bourret, Joakim Lindstrom.

PITTSBURGH PENGUINS

Group 2 FAs: John Curry, Ben Lovejoy, Tim Wallace.
Group 3 UFAs: Philippe Boucher, David Gove, Chris Minard, Joey Mormina, Janne Pesonen, Jani Rita, Miroslav Satan, Petr Sykora, Andy Wozniewski, Mike Zigomanis.
Group 6 UFAs: Adam Henrich, Connor James, Bill Thomas.
UFAs: David Brown.

ST. LOUIS BLUES

Group 2 FAs: Jonathan Filewich, Chris Holt, Roman Polak, Steve Wagner.
Group 3 UFAs: Dan Hinote, Manny Legace, Charles Linglet, Trent Whitfield.
Group 6 UFAs: Matt Foy.
UFAs: Steve Regier, Marek Schwarz.

SAN JOSE SHARKS

Group 2 FAs: Thomas Greiss, Brad Staubitz.
Group 3 UFAs: Brendan Buckley, Tom Cavanagh, Mike Grier, Cory Larose, Claude Lemieux, Kyle McLaren, Travis Moen, Jeremy Roenick, Alexei Semenov, Ryan Vesce.
Group 6 UFAs: None.
UFAs: Jonathan Boutin, Taylor Dakers, T.J. Fox, Marcel Goc, Lukas Kaspar, Mike Morris, Tomas Plihal, Ashton Rome.

TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING

Group 2 FAs: Blair Jones, Martins Karsums, Matt Lashoff, Mike Lundin, Karri Ramo, Matt Smaby, Radek Smolenak, Lauri Tukonen.
Group 3 UFAs: Wade Brookbank, Andreas Holmqvist, Marek Malik, Josef Melichar, Cory Murphy, Janne Niskala, Matt Pettinger, Jason Ward.
Group 6 UFAs: Richard Petiot, Brandon Segal, Noah Welch.
UFAs: Justin Keller, Mike McKenna.

TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS

Group 2 FAs: Darryl Boyce, Alex Foster, Ryan Hamilton, Justin Pogge, Tim Stapleton.
Group 3 UFAs: Bates Battaglia, Josef Boumedienne, Luca Cereda, Boyd Devereaux, Martin Gerber, Jeff Hamilton, Chris Harrington, Jamie Heward, Curtis Joseph, Olaf Kolzig, Brad May, Ben Ondrus.
Group 6 UFAs: Andre Deveaux, Jay Harrison, Erik Reitz, Jaime Sifers.
UFAs: Brent Aubin, Ryan Hollweg, Andy Rogers.

VANCOUVER CANUCKS

Group 2 FAs: Jannik Hansen, Nathan McIver, Kyle Wellwood.
Group 3 UFAs: Juha Alen, Jeff Cowan, Mark Cullen, Rob Davison, Michel Ouellet, Taylor Pyatt, Curtis Sanford, Mats Sundin, Ossi Vaananen.
Group 6 UFAs: None.
UFAs: Patrick Coulombe, Julien Ellis, Zach Fitzgerald.

WASHINGTON CAPITALS

Group 2 FAs: Chris Bourque, Eric Fehr, Boyd Gordon, Milan Jurcina, Shaone Morrisonn, Steven Pinizzotto, Jeff Schultz, Kyle Wilson.
Group 3 UFAs: Jakub Cutta, Sergei Fedorov, Alexandre Giroux, Bryan Helmer, Brent Johnson, Viktor Kozlov, Graham Mink.
Group 6 UFAs: Staffan Kronvall.
UFAs: Andrew Joudrey, Daren Machesney, Travis Morin, Sasha Pokulok.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Bertuzzi? Warrener? Why give up any draft picks for any of those RFAs? Are you psycho?

Puck Central said...

Like I said for the right price I think that the players I highlighted could help the NYRs. Bertuzzi is still a legit forward in the NHL who would be a good addition on the 3rd line IMO (at the right price). Warrener is a veteran defensive defenseman who shouldn't be expecting big $. As for the RFAs that I highlighted, most wouldn't require more than a 3rd rounder in compensation - I think that Wiz out of Anaheim would be an awesome addition as he has a cannon from the point but that is probably very unlikely. Upshall would also be a player that wouldn't require much compensation unless the Coyotes matched the offer sheet and I think he could easily fit in the top 9 forwards as the Rangers are now. Just my opinion, don't shoot me ;)