The 2011 NHL free-agency frenzy was a complete whirlwind, leaving plenty of debris behind for teams to scoop up after the first few days of signings had commenced. Two months later and right before training camps begin, a lot of those forgotten players are still sitting on the open market.
A lower-tier free agent in the NHL is conditioned to have a certain level of patience. The demand is not necessarily high for these players, and an injury is usually the only thing that gets them a contract.
The last echelon of free agents will likely find a home at some point this season, so let's take a look at which players could hear their names called on the coming weeks.