With the many eleventh hour re-signings that are taking place all over, the landscape is changing regarding team needs and individual players subtracted from the market.
There is much speculation and many rumors about the big ticket free agents like Brad Richards, but there are only so many teams with which a Brad Richards might fit.
So what about the teams that don't have the cap space for a big name? Or what about the teams with very specific needs?
We'll take a look at the many factors involved with free agent signings, including cap space, system fit and positional need in the slides to follow.
Also, please note that we will be ignoring RFA's due to the unlikely event that those players could change teams.