NHL Free Agent Rumors: 10 Players Without an NHL Team in 2012-13

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NHL Free Agent Rumors: 10 Players Without an NHL Team in 2012-13
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NHL commissioner Gary Bettman might never see these players wearing NHL sweaters again

One month has passed since the 2012 NHL free-agency signing period began on July 1.

Most of the premier free agents have already agreed to new contracts. Only 11 of CBSSports.com’s Top 50 unrestricted free agents of 2012 are still on the market.

John Kreiser of NHL.com put together a list of who he thought were the top 30 remaining unrestricted free agents on Aug.1. Most of the players listed there are aging and would not likely fit into the long-term plans of NHL franchises.

There are still about six weeks remaining between now and the start of training camp, and we could still see more free agents agree to new contracts. With only so many spots open on NHL rosters this time of the year, though, many of the top guys left will find themselves out of work.

In this slideshow, I will discuss 10 current unrestricted free agents who I think will not have an NHL team to play for in 2012-13. This is not necessarily a knock on their skill level, but clearly these players are not highly coveted by NHL franchises anymore.

As always, I welcome your thoughts below in the comments section.

Let’s drop the puck.

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