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07-09-2013, 11:10 AM
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Originally Posted by CantbeatzPekka View Post
Vanek, statsny, hemsky, gaborik, pominville will all most likely hit FA... While kessel, thorton, callahan, bergeron all have a possibility to hit FA as well...

That class is 100% stronger than this years. I understand your point legionare but it really is much better.
This mantra gets thrown around all the time, but teams will generally find ways to keep their best players. Everybody thought Giroux was going to be a prime target for an offer sheet next summer, but the Flyers locked him up within days, if not hours of being allowed to do so under league regulations.

Most of those players you listed will not reach free agency. Stastny and Hemsky will go; Vanek and Gaborik might. I would chalk up the rest as "very unlikely." If we're getting a high-end offensive player, it's either via trade or at the draft, and we went 0/2 this year.

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