NHL training camps are only a few weeks away, but there are still several notable restricted and unrestricted free agents still without jobs as the end of the offseason nears.
The biggest concern for general managers at this stage of the summer is getting important RFAs re-signed as soon as possible. A prolonged negotiation, which sometimes results in a holdout, has the potential to damage the relationship between a star player and a team.
As for teams looking to acquire more depth, there are plenty of veterans (particularly among forwards) still available. But with the salary cap ceiling set at about $6 million less than last season, many of the veterans who remain unsigned might have to take a less expensive contract to extend their careers.
Let's look at the latest buzz surrounding the top free agents (both RFA and UFAs).
Note: All team and player salary information via CapGeek