There is still business at hand for NHL teams—once the lockout comes to an end—in terms of signing free agents.
Of course, the majority of the top free agents signed in July, headlined by the Minnesota Wild's blockbuster activity.
Minnesota general manager Chuck Fletcher hit two home runs when he brought Ryan Suter and Zach Parise into the fold.
There are still deals to be made with players who can make a difference.
Restricted free agents like P.K. Subban and Jamie Benn are not "free." Any team that signs a big-money restricted free agent will have to compensate the original team with draft picks.
A restricted free agent who signs for $8.41 million per year or more would also cost his new team four first-round draft picks.