We are starting to see free agents sign in droves and arbitration hearings get canceled. July 20 marked the first official day that arbitration hearings were set to take place.
The only thing missing from this opening day were the players looking to step in front of an arbitrator and be judged on their worth. Guys like Teddy Purcell, Andrew Cogliano and Viktor Stalberg were signed prior and now we wait until July 21, for the first hearing for an unsigned player, Rangers forward Brandon Dubinsky.
There are plenty more players looking to see how much they are worth. Some are worth thousands and some are worth millions.
Here are five players who we are looking forward to hearing about in the coming weeks.
Note: Out of the eight (if you count out Chicago walking away from Chris Campoli, giving Campoli UFA status) hearings that are left on the docket, five are from players in the Atlantic Division, with four being highlighted in this very slideshow. I beat you to the punch in pointing out the obvious so lets move on and talk some hockey!
All numbers and stats in this slideshow are provided by CapGeek.com