7 NHL Power Forward Free Agents to Keep an Eye on

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7 NHL Power Forward Free Agents to Keep an Eye on
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Jarome Iginla may have questions to answer when he becomes a free agent at the end of this season.

Free agency is going to be different this time around.

The impact of the lockout will be felt this summer when free agents have to contend with the reduced salary cap.

Teams will be limited to a $64.3 million payroll in 2013-14 (source: SI.com), so general managers won't simply be able to throw out a huge offer and reel in their prized catch.

Instead, teams are going to have to examine desired targets with increased scrutiny, make decent but not overwhelming offers and make sales pitches to get players in the fold.

The class of power forwards that will be on the market is evolving as the 48-game season moves along.

Players who get off to halting starts may not have time to rescue their seasons.

General managers are going to have to determine how much players have left based on subjective findings as well as hard numbers like goals scored and penalty minutes.

Here's a look at seven power forwards who will be available this summer.

(All salary figures are from CapGeek.com)

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