The NHL free agent period from last summer was one of the most memorable in recent memory, because of players like Ryan Suter and Zach Parise, and how their signings affected the free agency market.
Next summer, Corey Perry and Ryan Getzlaf will highlight a deep free agency pool that will open on July 1st, 2013.
Although the NHL is currently locked out, many players are overseas and others are training at home. Once the season starts, certain players will be under the microscope because they are about to hit the free agent market in 2013.
Here are free agents to be that will be under the microscope once play resumes.