The All UFA Team
Take a look at the remaining names within the NHLs UFA pool. Many are stand out veterans who have been part of this fine league for quite some time. Some have had 20 or more goal scoring seasons, others with 30. There are two top notch veteran goaltenders and a slew of defensemen that could create a debate surrounding the fact that you could have a playoff cometative club created from the names that remain on the list.
Let’s create a roster of the remaining unrestricted free agents in this years free agent class.
(authors note: 7/24 edit to change up the lines. Attempts were made to simply see what the fans of the NHL would do with the remaining UFAs if they were to create one full NHL roster.)
Teemu Selanne – Lee Stemniak – Paul Kariya
Alexander Frolov - Mike Modano – Maxim Afinogenov
Bill Guerin – John Madden – Raffi Torres
Aaron Asham – Glen Metropolit – Eric Belanger
extras: Owen Nolan, Alexei Ponikarovsky
On the blue line:
Willie Mitchell – Kim Johnsson
Brian Pothier – Andy Sutton
Shoane Morrisonn – Marc-Andre Bergeron
Between the pipes:
Of course, you would have to say that each player skates into this upcoming season with a clean bill of health and the chemistry would need to work. There are also some position changes, but regardless there is still plenty of potential in a roster such as the one listed above.
Look at the names and on black and white that you have created a very competitive roster.
Let us hear your thoughts on the structured roster. Have some fun playing armchair GM with the remaining UFA players.