With free agency less than a week away, let's discuss the big-name forwards on the market.
The free-agent class in 2012 is loaded with quality top-six forwards and playoff veterans. This year's class includes some stars on the rise, 40-year-old players performing like they were 20, and even some underachieving stars in need of a change of scenery.
In order to make sense of the ensuing free-agent madness, we have compiled a list of the top-16 forwards on the market and have included likely landing spots for each.
Here is the best of the free-agent forward class of 2012.