Rank 'Em: NHL Free Agents

Created: June 23, 2009, 11:52 AM

Are Daniel and Henrik Sedin the best in the free agent market?

The NHL free agency period is almost upon us and that means some top players are looking for new homes, hopefully as the missing puzzle piece to a Stanley Cup. But with tough financial times surrounding every major sport and especially the NHL, will players get the money they want from the team they want it from?

Marian Hossa hopes to reach a long term contract with the Red Wings but it is unclear if Detroit is willing to spend the money to keep one of the leagues top scorers. Wild backup goalie, Niklas Backstrom, was fifth in the league in wins but wants to be No. 1 in the rotation. Is he more appealing than fellow netminder Martin Biron?

Click on the photos to rank the top 2009 NHL free agents.


 
 
  • Goalie
    2008-09 team: Flyers
  • Defensemen
    2008-09 team: Panthers
  • Right wing
    2008-09 team: Wild
  • Right wing
    2008-09 team: Devils
  • Right wing
    2008-09 team: Blackhawks
  • Right wing
    2008-09 team: Red Wings
  • Goalie
    2008-09 team: Blackhawks
  • Right wing
    2008-09 team: Flyers
  • Defensemen
    2008-09 team: Canadiens
  • Center/Left wing
    2008-09 team: Canadiens