That's a question for another time and frankly one I don't event want to ponder as we lose game after game and I'm forced to watch nth-generation copies of old Beat videotapes to get my hockey fix.
Moving on, today's topic is one of free agency. Yes, there are still a number of veteran players out there who are jobless (and in this economy, imagine!). When the lockout does come to an end (there's that optimism again) some of these players could most likely be had for the proverbial song.
Take a look at some NHL free agents that may be worth taking a chance on if a team can get them for the right price, and by right price I mean cheap.