Challenging the mystery of when and if the 2012-13 NHL season will be able to commence, the hockey world’s topmost question is how similar or dissimilar the next installment of the Phoenix Coyotes will look from their 2011-12 squad.
As this summer’s free agency pool continues to drain, the remainders are headlined by three seasoned Coyotes. Multiple exes of the Ottawa Senators and St. Louis Blues are worth more than a fleeting glance as well.
Very few specifics, if any, are being mentioned as to the likeliest destinations for most of these players. But based on the assets they bring and what various teams could use, it is easy enough to make an educated prediction.
As of Thursday morning, here are the NHL’s top 15 unclaimed free agents, what they can offer and which teams can best use their services.