2014 NHL Free Agency: Departed Players Teams Will Miss Most

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2014 NHL Free Agency: Departed Players Teams Will Miss Most
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The tornado that was the first three days of free agency came through and ravaged the league with 94 signings on July 1, or Canada Day as they call it in the Great White North, 22 on July 2 and only eight on July 3. Many of the big, heavy-hitting names came off the shelves faster than Furbies around Christmas time.

The only difference is that, unlike a Furby, teams will actually miss some of these guys now that they're gone, which brings up the question: Which departing players will their former teams miss the most?

He could be a big, brawny defender or a center good for 60 points and a smattering of leadership. No matter how you slice it, many of these players left a vacuum behind them and it’s time to see who lost out as a result because they couldn’t afford these studs.

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