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Next Year's UFAs


It's obvious to the most novice of Predator fans, the team needs a triggerman. The Preds have playmakers, two-way forwards, and defensive specialists. Only a couple forwards would you even consider classifying as snipers, if any. And while the farm system boasts talented young forwards galore, the window will still be open the next year and the year after to make a good run for the cup. Help will need to come from the free agent pool unless a trade of an asset we'll sorely miss happens.

 

I came across this site which had a nice list of potential UFA forwards. It was written in October, so ages are a little fuzzy.

FORWARDS:
Craig Conroy, 38
John Madden, 37
Alex Kovalev, 37
Mike Knuble, 37
Andrew Brunette, 36
Todd Marchant, 36
Cory Stillman, 36
Fred Modin, 35
Jason Arnott, 35
Mike Grier, 35
Rob Niedermayer, 35
Todd White, 35
Vinny Prospal, 35
Steve Sullivan, 35
Scott Nichol, 35
Jamal Mayers, 35
Milan Hejduk, 34
Jarko Ruutu, 34
Jamie Langenbrunner, 34
Chris Clark, 34
Ethan Moreau, 34
Brendan Morrison, 34
Jeff Halpern, 34
Radek Dvorak, 33
Fernando Pisani, 33
Wade Belak, 33
Michael Handzus, 33
Eric Belanger, 32
Aaron Asham, 32
Marco Sturm, 31
Eric Cole, 31
Ruslan Fedotenko, 31
Sergei Samsonov, 31
Pascal Dupuis, 31
Simon Gagne, 30
Michael Ryder, 30
Alexei Ponikarovsky, 30
Vernon Fiddler, 30
Michael Rupp, 30
Alex Tanguay, 30
Brad Richards, 30
Tim Connolly, 29
Anti Miettenen, 29
Mike Comrie, 29
Radim Vrbata, 29
Joel Ward, 29
Raffi Torres, 29
Chuck Kobasew, 28
Chad Larose, 28
Brian Sutherby, 28
Justin Williams, 28
Alex Frolov, 28
Tomas Kopecky, 28
Chris Higgins, 27
Jussi Jokinen, 27
Brooks Laich, 27
Freddy Sjostrom, 27
Peter Prucha, 27
Curtis Glencross, 27
Chris Thorburn, 27
Ben Eager, 26
Patrick Eaves, 26
Tim Brent, 26
Matt Moulson, 26
Ville Leino, 26
Marcel Goc, 26
Cam Janssen, 26
Scotty Upshall, 26
Drew Miller, 26
Alexander Semin, 26
Tomas Fleischmann, 26
Nikolay Zherdev, 25

 

High Priest David Poile has mentioned on many occasions that priority 1 is getting Shea Weber in that new Preds sweater as of this fall. So don't expect Brad Richards, unless something major happens, and we hit the powerball.

 

Any ideas? I'd throw Curtis Glencross and Brooks Laich out there, even though both are beloved by their own teams. However, they're both potential cap casualties.

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