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2010 NHL Free Agency: After one day, who's left?

Jul 1, 2010, 10:30 PM EDT

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With one day in the books in the 2010 NHL free agency period — that
wasn’t really a frenzy as much as it was nutty — here’s the top free
agents remaining (and their 2009-2010 cap hit) who are still looking for
jobs.

Forwards:

Ilya Kovalchuck – 27 -
$6,389,300

Pavol Demitra – 35 – $4,000,000

Mike Modano – 40 -
$3,450,000

Fredrik Modin – 35 – $3,250,000

Patrick
O’Sullivan – 25 – $2,925,000

Owen Nolan – 38 – $2,750,000

John
Madden – 37 – $2,750,000

Lee Stempniak – 27 – $2,500,000

Matthew
Lombardi – 28 – $2,900,000

Maxim Afinogenov – 30 – $800,000

Alexei
Ponikarovsky – 30 – $2,105,000

Ryan Potulny – 25 – $525,000

Eric
Belanger -32 – $1,750,000

Mike Comrie – 29 – $1,250,000

Kyle
Wellwood – 27 – $1,200,000

Raffi Torres – 28 – $2,250,000

Aaron
Asham – 32 – $640,000

Defensemen:

Marc-Andre
Bergeron – 29 – $750,000

Pavel Kubina – 33 – $5,000,000

Carlo
Colaiacovo – 27 – $1,283,333

Ruslan Sulei – 35 – $3,025,000

Denis
Grebeshkov – 26 – $3,150,000

Joe Corvo – 33 – $2,625,000

Kim
Johnsson – 34 – $540,000

Shaone Morrison – 27 – $1,975,000

Nick
Boynton – 31 – $1,500,000

Goaltenders:

Evgeni
Nabokov – 34 – $5,375,000

Marty Turco – 34 – $5,700,000

Jose
Theodore – 33 – $4,500,00

Ray Emery – 27 – $1,500,000

Vesa
Toskala – 33 – $4,000,000

Denis Yann – 29 – $500,000

Patrick
Lalime – 35 – $1,000,000

Wade Dubielewicz – 31 – $600,000

Matt
Climie – 27 – $574,500

Some thoughts:

The run
was on defensemen the first day, leaving plenty of forwards for the
pickings in the next few days. With the amount of overly expensive
contracts we’ve seen so far, it’s not surprising to see teams take it
easy and wait for the market to shake out a bit.

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