I don't expect much out of next season either, so I also don't expect any UFA signings unless they are a max of two year contracts. That means 34-35 yr old guys who can't command longer term, maybe a bottom six FW or bottom four D-man. Of course, whether Vanek and Miller are still here is probably mostly up to them, and I won't hazard a guess as to how that turns out.
Again, I don't see the point in sinking any money into the roster this summer. Next season is really just a bridge for 2014-2015, buying development time for Grigorenko, Girgensons, Armia, McNabb, McCabe, etc. A lot depends on how they come along and if Regier can acquire a top player or two in the draft. If Vanek and Miller get traded of course they could return a top NHL-ready prospect as well.
So many people don't have Tropp on their team and I think that's a big mistake. He absolutely deserves to be on the team. Statistically, he's Ott without taking (and drawing) a ton of penalties. I'm not saying he should be on the top line but he'd be a lock if it were up to me
Vanek traded to Nashville for picks/prospects. Miller to Chicago for Crawford, McNeill, 1st in 2013.
Why are people enamored with the concept of adding Yahggre? I would think his next one year deal will be with what he seems a contending team - which to me, wouldn't put us high on his preference list.