Wednesday, June 30, 2010

2010 UFAs-Eastern Conference

Again, I'm going to focus on players from each Eastern Conference team that I believe will be leaving. Also, just like yesterday, the links will take you to a card of each player, or you can checkout my store.

Atlanta-Colby Armstrong. Since they just picked up Dustin Byfuglien, the Thrashers no longer need Colby to fill the power forward role.

Boston-Johnny Boychuk. He was a good defensman for them, but Boston doesn't have the cap space to fit him in...yet, until they trade Tim Thomas.

Buffalo-Raffi Torres. Again, Raffi played well for Buffalo, but not worth keeping him.

Carolina-Brian Pothier. They should try and keep Brian, but it might be time for a change of scenery for him.

Florida-Mathieu Roy. Unfortunately, he doesn't fit Dale Tallon's mold.

Montreal-Glen Metropolit. Solid two-way player that will make an impact, defensively, where ever he goes.

New Jersey-Ilya Kovalchuk. Didn't really work out for Ilya in NJ. He'll more than likely chase The Cup with another team or go play in the KHL with Jagr.

New York Islanders-Martin Biron. DiPietro should be back for a full season and Marty won't want to sit on the bench as much as he will.

New York Rangers-Olli Jokinen. Another one of the deadline deals that didn't really work out. I can see Olli staying with the Rangers, but I think he would benefit from playing somewhere with less of a profile.

Ottawa-Anton Volchenkov. I think he might be sick of the Spezza circus going on in Ottawa.

Philadelphia-Lukas Krajicek. Solid D-man in the playoffs, but there has to be a casualty while the Flyers chase a legitimate #1 goalie.

Pittsburgh-Sergei Gonchar. He's been in contract talks with the Pens, but they're having trouble agreeing to the terms. He'll get what he wants elsewhere.

Tampa Bay-Alex Tanguay. He works for the Lightning, but he is getting up there in years, while TBL is getting younger.

Toronto-Garnet Exelby. The Leafs have a solid defense, which he was a big part of.

Washington-Eric Belanger. He'd be stupid to leave, since he's had the best chance of winning The Cup with Washington during his career.

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