Several high quality free agents remain on the open market, while the balance of supply and demand has tipped in the teams' favor. There are fewer players who stand out from the pack, and only a limited number of teams with available payroll and roster requirements open for them. I expect we'll see some significant salary cuts coming for a few.
After the jump, we've got a list of the top remaining mercenaries, as well as a look ahead to NHL participation in the Olympics, and an examination of the Predators 2009-10 schedule...
Mirtle brings us a list of the top remaining free agents. I'd like to see the Preds target someone who can fill a PP QB position, whether an aging defenseman or a forward with some experience in that area, like Jason Williams.
Jeremy makes a compelling case for why the Predators should pursue free agent defenseman Sergei Zubov. If the medical staff believes he can still compete given his recent hip problems, I think he'd be a perfect fit for what Nashville needs.
Jim Diamond takes a look at the NHL's participation in the Olympics, which is uncertain for the 2014 games in Sochi, Russia.
The Nashville Predators 2009-10 schedule is broken down into various segments, highlighting a particularly rough patch from mid-December to mid-January.
Mock Arbitration: Denis Grebeshkov - The Copper & Blue
SB Nation's Edmonton Oilers blog prepares a very detailed, fictional case from the team and player perspectives, as salary arbitration hearings get started this week.