Eklund just posted an updated version of his list of available free agents (ranked in order) and their possible destinations. As stated previously, the only player listed a few weeks ago was Jeremy Roenick.
Here's our presence on the list now (with other possible destinations):
1. Peter Forsberg (Nashville, Vancouver, Detroit, Philadelphia)It is very interesting of course to see Peter Forsberg added to the list. We have a good bit of room left to spend to get to the salary-cap floor, and supposedly Foppa really liked it here. Whether or not he'd give us another shot is another issue. He would be a huge boost to the team, both for fan draw and marketing, and would still be able to contribute on-ice as well (though i would pencil him in for only 50-games tops with his ongoing foot problems).
21. Jan Bulis (Columbus, Nashville, Pittsburgh, Wash)
31. Jeremy Roenick (Toronto, Nashville, Ottawa)
32. Mike Johnson (Nashville,Phoenix, NYI, NJ)
Jeremy Roenick i've already talked about.
Jan Bulis and Mike Johnson...interesting, but nothing special. These guys are more 3rd/4th line fodder (unless they have a breakout year) but do provide more good size (6'0" and 6'2").
I'm just happy to see us back on the shoppers list. Best of all, i still trust David Poile to put together the best possible team given his financial pressure.
It is a testament to his skills and deal structuring that we are still not to the cap floor yet and we are putting a team on the ice with Steve Sullivan, Jason Arnott, JP Dumont, Alexander Radulov, David Legwand, and Martin Erat up front and Zidlicky, Weber, Suter, Zanon, and Hamuis on defense - and a goalie that finished # 2 in the league in save percentage and 12th in shutouts, 10th in goals against.
All that for less than the salary floor.
He gets my (totally unbiased) vote for GM of the year if we get close to the playoffs.