Ranking the 10 Most Lethal Goal Scorers Among 2013 NHL Free Agents

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Ranking the 10 Most Lethal Goal Scorers Among 2013 NHL Free Agents
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The Stanley Cup playoffs are underway, so the offseason and NHL free agency are just around the corner.

With that in mind, here is a preview of the 10 most lethal goal scorers among 2013 free agents.

The free-agent class of 2013 is not a very strong one. There are several players who can help improve the right team under the right circumstances, but there are no stars in their prime like Zach Parise, who was available a year ago.

Keep in mind that this list includes only unrestricted free agents and does not include players like Teemu Selanne and Daniel Alfredsson, who will almost certainly either retire or re-sign with their present NHL teams.

It obviously excludes goalies, and no defensemen from this year's free-agent class were good enough goal scorers to make this list.

The rankings combine a players' age, proven track record and future potential. As a result, some older players like Vinny Prospal and Patrik Elias did not make this list even though they may be able to help some teams if they get a one-year deal.

Also keep in mind this list only ranks players according to their goal-scoring ability and not on their overall game.

Feel free to mention players you feel belong on this list!

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