Pictured above are former Buffalo Sabres stars Ryan Miller and Thomas Vanek, who were both traded this past season (Vanek twice) and are now among the best unrestricted free agents available this summer.
Miller and Vanek have something else in common—they are likely both headed for big paydays from new teams.
A couple of quality free agents were prevented from going to market this week, as ESPN.com's Pierre LeBrun was told by a source that the Los Angeles Kings re-signed Marian Gaborik Wednesday for seven years and $34.125 million. Also, New York's Daily News' Pat Leonard reported that the Tampa Bay Lightning re-signed Ryan Callahan (six years, $34.8 million) on Wednesday.
Still, there is no shortage of available players who will receive hefty contracts on July 1 or soon thereafter.
This slideshow will look at 10 players who will very likely be among the richest free agents when the dust settles.
(Cap hits courtesy of CapGeek.com)