NHL free agency is fast approaching, and league-wide focus is shifting to the pursuit of a title in 2014. General managers throughout North America aren't just concentrating on acquiring talent from elsewhere; there's also the pivotal task of retaining their own free agents.
While some teams are content to allow particular players to take a hike, other playmakers take precedence during the offseason. Unrestricted and restricted free agents will field significant offers from rival squads, setting the stage for contractual showdowns and extensive negotiations.
The allure of more cash and a change of scenery will draw many coveted free agents away from their current teams, but some are bound to re-sign for a variety of reasons. Let's take a peek at players you can expect to stay put when the offseason whirlwind begins.