The collective bargaining agreement negotiations have put a hold on new contracts. Among the discussion points is the salary cap. Any significant decrease in the cap could drastically increase the value of these 15 best “bang-for-your-buck” players still without a team.
It has been a rough offseason for everyone involved in hockey, especially those without a team to play for when the new CBA is created. If there is a significant drop in the salary cap, or the way contracts count against the cap, teams could be searching for value players to fill holes on the roster.
There are some talented players still on the free-agent market, including these 15 best value players.