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1. Dan Cleary: A self-made player who has impressed his coaches and teammates with his hard work and improvement. Cleary, 34, didn't have his best season in 2013, as he was held to nine goals and six assists. However, he has scored 20 or more goals three times in his career and has been the kind of supporting player that can help a team win. Cleary had four goals and six assists in 14 postseason games this past year with the Red Wings.
2. Brad Boyes: He hit a resurgence last season, scoring 10 goals and 25 assists for the New York Islanders while playing with John Tavares. Boyes scored 43 goals in 2007-08 and followed up with 33 the following year (both with the St. Louis Blues), but teams are somewhat hesitant to sign him because it's been a long time since he has had a dominant season.
3. Jaromir Jagr: There was no doubt about Jagr's effort with the Boston Bruins in the playoffs. He was able to make a number of key plays by controlling the puck, fending off the defender and getting the puck off to an open teammate. However, Jagr has lost more than a step, and this once-spectacular player could not put the puck in the net once during the playoffs. While much of that was bad luck—he was victimized by posts and highlight-reel saves—he's clearly nearing the end of his brilliant career.
4. Teemu Selanne: The question is whether or not Selanne is coming back for one more season. Selanne, 43, was held to 12 goals and 12 assists last year. Sooner or later, he will decide to retire. If he plays, it will be with the Ducks.
5. Milan Hejduk: He has played with the Avalanche throughout his career, but now he's on the open market. At one point, he was a vicious sniper who could hit the top corner from 40 feet. He has slowed considerably, but he still has the hands of a gifted scorer.