National Hockey League free agency is now just a few days away.
In what is one of the most highly-anticipated events of the hockey year, several players will see their contracts expire, leaving them free to sign with other clubs.
The 2012 free-agency class might not be the deepest, but that does not mean there isn't a number of high-quality free agents available.
This is the cream of the crop.
Restricted free agents are not included.