2012 NHL Free Agency is not as far off as it may seem. In fact, for some teams it cannot come soon enough.
A quarter of the season is in the books, and a good chunk of the NHL is already ready to write off the playoffs.
A solid crop of free agents is on the horizon, however, ready to provide instant help to those teams that need it.
Let's take a look at the 20 best free agents that will be in high demand on July 1, 2012.