The 2010 free agent defensive class was solid to start, but has lessened as of late.
With the re-signing of players like Nicklas Lidstrom and Dennis Seidenberg, and the announced retirements of Rob Blake and Scott Niedermayer, things suddenly don’t look so great.
Regardless, there are still a number of defensemen out on the market. I did not include restricted free agents on this list.
In no specific order, here are the 10 best blueliners available on July 1.