It is hard to believe that we are already one month into the NHL free-agency period.
Most of the big names are gone, having signed onto new teams and ready to lead those teams to greater heights.
Sure, there are still some big fish swimming around in the free-agency pond—Shane Doan is the most compelling free agent that has not yet been hauled on board somewhere.
But as far as defensemen are concerned, there are actually quite a few quality players still available, each of whom could make a definite difference to their new teams.
Let's look at the top eight defensemen still available and see where they might be headed.