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NHL.com: A look at 30 of the top remaining free agents

Tuesday, 07.10.2012 / 8:21 PM CT / Features
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NHL.com: A look at 30 of the top remaining free agents

The first week of free agency saw lots of NHL teams open their wallets, but there are still dozens of players looking for a home, either with the club they played for in 2011-12 or one that has a hole it hopes to fill.

Here's a look at 30 of the top unrestricted free agents still on the market:

as of July 10, 2012
FORWARDS
NAME 2011-12 TEAM STATS SKINNY
Teemu Selanne Anaheim 82 GP 24-40-66 Future Hall of Famer might retire, but if he plays, he'll be back as a Duck
Alexander Semin Washington 77 GP 21-33-54 Dynamic player with game-altering talent, but appears to have reached end of the line with Caps
Tim Stapleton Winnipeg 63 GP 11-16-27 Small but useful forward is coming off his best NHL season and can help as a depth forward who has some scoring touch
Shane Doan Phoenix 79 GP 22-28-50 Longtime Coyotes captain will wait a few days before making a decision on leaving the only franchise he's ever played for
Mike Knuble Washington 72 GP 6-12-18 40-year-old forward looking for a new home after dropping from 24 goals in '10-11 to six this past season
Tomas Holmstrom Detroit 74 GP 11-13-24 The 39-year-old isn't the scoring force he once was, but he remains an unmovable force in front of the net on the power play
Peter Mueller Colorado 32 GP 7-9-16 Avs opted to let concussion-plagued 24-year-old become a free agent after his third straight injury-marred season
Jason Blake Anaheim 45 GP 7-5-12 Now 38, Blake is coming off a serious injury and his worst offensive season in a decade
Jason Arnott St. Louis 72 GP 17-17-34 At 37, not the offensive force he used to be, but still capable of providing points and leadership
Andrei Kostitsyn Nashville 72 GP 16-20-36 The older Kostitsyn brother, still just 27, can be a top-six forward in the right situation
Brian Rolston Boston 70 GP 7-17-24 The 39-year-old was reinvigorated when he landed with the Bruins last season, scoring 15 points in 21 games
Daymond Langkow Phoenix 73 GP 11-19-30 35-year-old center has 1,090 NHL games and 270 goals on his resume, but is no longer a top-six forward
Dominic Moore San Jose 79 GP 4-21-25 Veteran center turns 32 in August; could be headed for 10th NHL team
Kyle Wellwood Winnipeg 77 GP 18-29-47 Slick but undersized center is coming off best offensive season of his career
Petr Sykora New Jersey 82 GP 21-23-44 Made Devils at camp and proved his scoring touch hadn't disappeared
DEFENSEMEN
NAME 2011-12 TEAM STATS SKINNY
Brett Clark Tampa Bay 82 GP 2-13-15 Points dropped from 31 to 15; minus-26 rating was also a big drop from 2010-11. Even at 35, still useful as bottom-pair or defenseman.
Carlo Colaiacovo St. Louis 64 GP 2-17-19 Solid second-pair defenseman who can move puck well but has had injury problems
Matt Gilroy Ottawa 67 GP 3-17-20 2009 Hobey Baker winner has nice offensive skills but has yet to turn them into a regular berth on an NHL blue line
Jaroslav Spacek Carolina 46 GP 5-10-15 Big blueliner still possess a big shot, and is reliable defensively - plus-64 last seven seasons
Pavel Kubina Philadelphia 69 GP 3-12-15 Not the offensive force he was when he was younger, but still has size and a big shot
Michal Rozsival Phoenix 54 GP 1-12-13 Hampered by injuries last two seasons and no longer a big offensive force, but solid in his own zone
Scott Hannan Calgary 78 GP 2-10-12 Never a big offensive force, but OK in own zone and can still play 20 minutes a night
Steve Eminger N.Y. Rangers 42 GP 2-3-5 2002 first-rounder was effective third-pair defender before injuries hit
Kurtis Foster Minnesota 51 GP 4-10-14 Big shot but has never matched offensive numbers he put up with Tampa Bay in '09-10
Milan Jurcina N.Y. Islanders 65 GP 3-8-11 Big guy with a big shot but coming off career-worst minus-34 season with Isles
GOALIES
NAME 2011-12 TEAM STATS SKINNY
Dan Ellis Anaheim 1-5-0, 2.72 GAA Veteran backup lost much of last season due to injury
Alex Auld Ottawa 2-4-2, 3.35 GAA Well-traveled backup looking for a ninth NHL home
Ty Conklin Detroit 5-6-1, 3.28 GAA 36-year-old lost his backup job in Detroit last season and figures to have trouble finding a new team
Dwayne Roloson Tampa Bay 13-16-3, 3.66 GAA Coming off worst season of career and has to show he has something left in the tank at age 42
Brent Johnson Pittsburgh 6-7-2, 3.11 GAA 35-year-old backup is coming off injury and might have to scramble in tight market

Author: John Kreiser | NHL.com Columnist

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M. Ribeiro 82 15 47 11 62
R. Josi 81 15 40 15 55
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C. Wilson 77 20 22 19 42
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