***FREE AGENCY KICKS OFF THIS FRIDAY AT 12 PM ET***
UPDATES: Roloson has re-signed with Tampa Bay (1 yr, $3M); Chad Larose re-signed in Carolina (2 years, $1.7M per season)
Ehrhoff’s negotiating rights traded to New York Islanders (doubt they sign him); Wisniewski’s rights traded to Columbus, where he may actually sign
The UFA market is quickly drying up. It’s literally changing by the minute. Joni Pitkanen was just re-signed by Carolina. Other big free agents like Kevin Bieksa, Eric Brewer, Ilya Bryzgalov, and Alex Tanguay have signed in recent days. I’m sure Tampa Bay is trying to retain Roloson and Gagne, Philadelphia – Leino, Boston – Ryder, etc. By the time Friday at noon hits, this already weak crop will be even thinner. That means that trade activity may be a bit heavier, as GM’s will look to tweak their roster in the only other way possible.
But I know what you’re really wondering – who will the Jets target? My money is on the players below: