apparently i wasn't the only one wondering the same thing. For those of you that are interested, someone posted this in another thread.
Ian Laperriere (player/team option for `07-08)
* = Current RFA, 2007 unrestricted status depends on contract signed this summer
2007-08 eligibility: - A player age 28 with four accrued seasons of 40+ games, or any player without a contract who has accrued seven seasons of 40+ games.
- "NHL Games" includes both NHL regular season and playoff games
- "Professional season" for players aged 18 or 19 includes any season in which he plays 11 or more professional games
- "Professional season" for players aged 20 or older includes any season he plays one or more professional games
- "Professional games" includes NHL regular season and playoff games, minor league regular season and playoff games, and games played in any European professional league while under NHL contract
if this list is accurate, its looking very interesting.....there are some guys who i see their current teams resigning either very soon or eventually: Briere, Gaborik, Gagne, Morrow, Doan, Stuart, Markov, Vokoun...then there are those who i see getting huge pay days from other teams such as Datsyuk, Havlat...then there are the "why didnt we offer him that same contract" guys: Nagy, Afinegenov, Forsberg