We're still less than three weeks into the signing period, but the 2011 edition of NHL free agency is already beginning to close out.
Almost all of the big names that were scattered across the board on July 1st have since been inked to contracts somewhere, and most teams have begun to think more towards training their new roster for the upcoming year, not continuing to add to that lineup.
Still, with a few holes remaining here and there for various franchises, the leftover crop of free agents can still retain some hope of signing on to a new deal elsewhere that will fit their expectations for the 2011-2012 season.
The high levels of experience remaining in the free agent class of forwards, however, also brings the burden of age to a number of still-available UFA's, leaving many with the prospect of being forced to retire a bit early this summer.
We've picked out 14 particular players that still have some of the goal-scoring capabilities that could manage to eventually land them a last-second job as the offseason winds down.
There are certainly no guarantees, but unlike many of the free agents remaining, we could see a large portion of these particular players finally finding work for this fall.