NHL Free Agency 2011-2012: Power Ranking the Top-10 Available Players

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NHL Free Agency 2011-2012: Power Ranking the Top-10 Available Players
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Ilya Bryzgalov could help a lot of teams that are looking for a solid goaltender-does that make him the top free agent available?

The 2011-2012 crop of free agents may not have the marquee names like those in previous years but that doesn't mean there isn't plenty of help for teams looking to get better in some way.

Squads looking for help in their own zone will have plenty to choose from in this group with a majority of the better players available being either defensemen or goaltenders. 

Teams looking for more spark up front may have to be willing to take a risk on a guy like Tim Connolly or Alexander Frolov (and could even reap some serious rewards), but these names are a far cry from the big names that have hit the market in off-season's past.

When making this list I considered what kind of impact a player could make on the team he joins immediately—if I were a GM, who would I most want on my team. 

Here are the ten best players that could hit the market on July 1st.

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