Jun 182008
 
06-07 06-07 06-07 07-08 07-08 07-08 Average
Name Age Team Off. Def. Overall Off. Def. Overall Overall
Teemu Selanne 37 ANA 1.46 1.13 1.32 1.17 1.49 1.31 1.32
Kristian Huselius 28 CGY 1.30 1.25 1.28 1.27 1.06 1.18 1.23
Jaromir Jagr 35 NYR 1.40 1.20 1.31 1.12 1.11 1.12 1.22
Martin Gelinas 37 NAS 1.21 1.10 1.16 0.99 1.31 1.16 1.16
Brian Rolston 34 MIN 1.04 1.41 1.21 1.02 1.20 1.11 1.16
Pavol Demitra 32 MIN 1.20 0.96 1.09 1.40 0.99 1.20 1.15
Andrew Brunette 33 COL 1.41 0.77 1.14 1.36 0.88 1.15 1.15
Marian Hossa 28 PIT 1.40 1.00 1.22 1.15 0.92 1.04 1.13
Niklas Hagman 27 DAL 1.04 1.17 1.11 1.12 1.11 1.12 1.12
Ryan Malone 27 PIT 1.00 1.08 1.04 1.45 0.91 1.18 1.11
Markus Naslund 33 VAN 1.08 1.19 1.13 1.15 0.93 1.05 1.09
Brendan Shanahan 38 NYR 1.23 0.98 1.11 1.15 0.98 1.06 1.09
Georges Laraque 30 PIT 1.11 1.21 1.16 0.81 1.20 1.00 1.08
Radim Vrbata 26 PHX 1.01 0.96 0.98 1.25 1.08 1.17 1.08
Antti Miettinen 26 DAL 0.90 1.17 1.02 1.12 1.12 1.12 1.07
Ladislav Nagy 28 LAK 1.14 1.00 1.08 1.21 0.87 1.06 1.07
Mark Recchi 39 ATL 1.26 1.06 1.17 1.04 0.84 0.95 1.06
Jay Pandolfo 32 NJD 0.68 1.20 0.96 0.97 1.31 1.15 1.06
Owen Nolan 35 CGY 1.13 1.03 1.08 0.96 1.11 1.03 1.06
David Vyborny 32 CLB 1.20 1.16 1.18 0.79 1.08 0.93 1.06
Jarkko Ruutu 31 PIT 0.71 1.34 1.04 0.78 1.32 1.06 1.05
Jason Chimera 28 CLB 1.12 1.05 1.08 0.86 1.13 0.99 1.04
Ruslan Fedotenko 28 NYI 0.92 1.16 1.03 0.97 1.07 1.02 1.03
Miroslav Satan 32 NYI 1.10 0.94 1.03 0.98 1.08 1.02 1.03
Matt Cooke 28 WAS 1.10 1.00 1.05 0.82 1.13 0.99 1.02
Martin Rucinsky 36 STL 1.09 0.99 1.04 0.92 1.06 0.99 1.02
Michael Ryder 27 MTL 1.18 0.82 1.02 1.05 0.93 0.99 1.01
Arron Asham 29 NJD 0.96 1.19 1.08 0.52 1.37 0.93 1.01
Gary Roberts 41 PIT 1.21 0.83 1.05 0.78 1.12 0.94 1.00
Todd Fedoruk 28 MIN 0.99 0.80 0.89 1.07 1.04 1.05 0.97
Cory Stillman 33 OTT 0.91 0.92 0.92 1.07 0.97 1.02 0.97
Donald Brashear 35 WAS 1.03 1.10 1.06 0.61 1.11 0.86 0.96
Shean Donovan 32 OTT 0.86 1.03 0.95 0.79 1.10 0.95 0.95
Scott Thornton 36 LAK 0.76 0.83 0.80 1.04 1.11 1.08 0.94
Martin Lapointe 33 OTT 0.79 0.99 0.89 0.71 1.19 0.95 0.92
Pascal Dupuis 28 PIT 0.59 0.97 0.80 0.93 1.03 0.98 0.89
Brian Willsie 29 LAK 0.86 0.82 0.84 0.90 0.80 0.85 0.85
Trevor Letowski 30 CAR 0.84 0.88 0.86 0.75 0.87 0.82 0.84
Jan Hlavac 30 NAS 0.00 0.00 0.98 1.01 0.99 0.00
Petr Cajanek 31 STL 1.28 0.99 1.14 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00

The guy everyone is talking about is Marian Hossa. He is definitley a top tier player who had a bit of an off year this past season but picked it up in the playoffs and that will serve him well this off season. Rumour is Pittsburgh is interested in signing him for 7 years, $49 million. He quite likely will get more on the open market (Montreal, NY Rangers, Chicago, Vancouver, and several others would be interested) but that might be a mistake longer term.

Three interesting players are Selanne, Jagr and Naslund. These three are past star players on the downside of their careers, though still productive. One wonders what kind of contract these guys will command.

Rolston is probably the best two way player on the list but might not command quite as much money as the others on the list. Because of this he may in fact be the best ‘value’ available, particularly for a team with plenty of offense already (he’d be perfect for the Senators though might still be too pricey for them).

Don’t over evaluate Ryan Malone, who when not playing with elite level players like Crosby or Malkin is probably only a 20 goal, 45 point guy. He is good but not worth the $5 million he might get on the open market.

If you are looking for defensive role players take a look at Jay Pandolfo, Jarkko Ruutu, and Mat Cooke. Also, Martin Gelinas is older but can still contribute defensively and as a team leader as well.

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