The normally calm offseason NHL waters are bubbling and foaming at the start of free agency.
As teams look to improve their lot for 2013-14, players are searching for the best financial deals as they take the next step in their careers. There are no absolutes, but if you hear a player say that his signing was not about the money, it almost certainly was.
While this year's class of unrestricted free agents lacks elite, franchise-cornerstone-caliber talent, there are plenty of veteran players who could provide valuable depth for playoff contenders.
Let's take a look at the latest buzz surrounding the top 50 free agents on the market.
Note: Check back to this article daily for updates as signings become official and new rumors emerge. All salary information via CapGeek. All quotes obtained firsthand unless otherwise noted.