NHL Free Agency 2013: Post-Frenzy Pretenders and Contenders

Ryan O'LearyFeatured Columnist IJuly 9, 2013

The biggest weekend of the 2013 NHL free-agency period brought about many intriguing signings and a few big-time trades.

A few names remain unsigned, but Vincent Lecavalier is a Philadelphia Flyer, Jarome Iginla is a Boston Bruin and Daniel Alfredsson is a Detroit Red Wing.

Alfredsson is a Red Wing?! Let that sink in.

What these free-agent signings bring about is a change in the competitive landscape, though the top contenders remain the same: Bruins, Chicago Blackhawks and Red Wings.

But who else became real 2014 Stanley Cup contenders, and which teams can only be described as pretenders? Watch the latest NHL video from Bleacher Report to find out, and leave a comment below with your contenders and pretenders.

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