As the month of July comes to an end and the calendar begins to flip to August, NHL free agency has all but fizzled out.
However, that being said there is still some significant talent still available in the free-agent market that lies unclaimed by a team for next season.
Whether it's due to contract negotiations, team preferences, mulling over retirement or whatever the reason, the players still left without a contract can certainly bring a lot to the table if a team were willing to give them a deal.
The best news is that players signed this late into free agency can sometimes be getting so desperate for a job that they can be signed for cheap as well.
Additionally, each team still has weaknesses that can afford to be addressed, and one of these late additions could be exactly what they need.
Here is a look at the eight best players still left without a contract and one team that would absolutely love to have each of them.
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