The UFA pool this year is relatively weak compared to last year. I don't see any major upgrades to the roster coming from any of these guys.
Bob wants this team to show well for the centennial next year.
Don't be surprised if we see a trade for Olli Jokinen - but it will cost us Plekanec plus prospects.
I also think we need a veteran, tough, physical D-man to round out our top 6. I expect Brisebois to retire, Dandeneault to be gone, and Streit not to be re-signed. Mcdonough (spelling?), Valentenko, And Fischer are a ways off yet. I don't know if Bouillon is safe either.
I like the idea of Rolston as a UFA, but he loves Minnesota and will likely re-sign. Plus he's getting up there in age.
It is evident we need size and toughness added to the lineup, and it should start through the middle. A callup of Chipchura will help next year.