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  1. Lord Stanley

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    Hey guys lots of interesting names this off-season. I think that potentially there will be some good names available with teams losing money and lots of quality young RFA's, this off-season could see some big names available. Here is a list of every teams RFA and UFA players this off-season. It would be cool for guys to give updates as guys are resigned so that everyone knows who may still be available as the season goes along.

    HFNHL FA'S

    COL

    N.Backstrom RFA
    R.Johnson UFA
    P.Regin RFA
    B.Morrow UFA
    L.Vishnovsky UFA

    CHI

    S.Gagne RFA
    S.Reinprecht UFA
    D.Boyd RFA
    S.Veilleux UFA
    M.Bradley UFA
    M.D'Agostini RFA
    M.Niskanen RFA
    J.Ericsson RFA
    T.Conklin UFA
    B.Johnson UFA

    CLB

    D.Moore UFA
    N.Kulemin RFA
    K.Langenbrunner UFA
    C.Thorburn RFA
    M.Zidlicky UFA
    M.Giordano UFA
    A.Foote UFA
    L.Smid RFA
    D.ROloson UFA
    P.Budaj RFA

    STL

    J.Thornton UFA
    J.Carter RFA
    D.Bolland RFA
    K.Chipchura RFA
    A.Cogliano RFA
    J.Ruutu UFA
    Z.Chara UFA
    C.Pronger UFA
    M.Staal RFA
    S.Lepisto RFA

    BOS

    K.Draper UFA
    T.Fleischmann RFA
    S.Samsonov UFA
    L.Eriksson RFA
    R.Dvorak UFA
    F.Sjostrom RFA
    B.McCabe UFA
    K.Skrastins UFA
    Steve Montador UFA
    Cory Schneider RFA

    MTL

    C.Fraser RFA
    P.Elias UFA
    V.Prospal UFA
    D.Winnik RFA
    V.Sobotka RFA
    A.Kostitsyn RFA
    P.Eaves RFA
    N.Dawes RFA
    A.Aucoin UFA
    D.Girardi RFA
    J.McKee UFA
    M.Dekanich RFA

    VAN

    D.Krejci RFA
    D.Backes RFA
    C.Stuart RFA
    R.Callahan RFA
    B.Yip RFA
    J.Wisniewski RFA
    K.Letang RFA
    K.Quincey RFA
    B.Helmer UFA
    M.Brodeur UFA
    C.Price RFA
    N.Thompson RFA
    Z.Smith RFA
    J.Demers RFA
    R.Bachman RFA

    WSH

    J.Mitchell RFA
    E.Boulton UFA
    N.Zherdev RFA
    T.Bertuzzi UFA
    B.Witt UFA
    G.Exelby UFA
    J.Scott RFA
    B.Boucher UFA
    R.Pelley RFA
    W.Belak UFA
    D.Syvret RFA

    PHX

    P.O'Sullivan RFA
    C.Hanson RFA
    J.Sim UFA
    K.Yandle RFA
    R.Parent RFA
    M.Leighton UFA
    E.Godard UFA
    M.Denis UFA

    NJ

    T.White UFA
    B.Little RFA
    T.Selanne UFA
    S.Weber RFA
    S.Salo UFA
    B.Clark UFA
    J.Hillen RFA
    N.Khabibulin UFA
    V.Stalberg RFA
    R.Ivanans UFA
    PA.Parenteau RFA
    M.Smaby RFA

    ANA

    M.Modano UFA
    J.Madden UFA
    A.Brunette UFA
    P.DUpuis UFA
    J.Johnson RFA
    D.Desharnais RFA
    J.Vitale RFA
    K.Porter RFA
    T.Fedoruk UFA
    B.Lebda UFA
    B.Lovejoy RFA

    CAL

    P.Szczechura RFA
    M.Hejduk UFA
    A.Sekera RFA
    D.Schlemko RFA
    G.Clitsome RFA
    N.Backstrom UFA

    PHI

    O.Jokinen UFA
    B.Sutherby UFA
    C.Glencross RFA
    D.Sexton RFA
    N.Boynton UFA
    M.Smith UFA
    R.Jones RFA
    A.Martinez RFA

    CAR

    S.Koivu UFA
    D.Perron RFA
    D.Clarkson RFA
    M.Rozsival UFA
    M.Greene RFA
    C.Campoli RFA
    A.Pardy RFA
    B.Elliott RFA
    J.Taffe UFA
    B.Dupont RFA
    J.Jaffray UFA
    S.Donovan UFA
    K.Barch UFA
    B.Valabik RFA
    J.Bacashihua RFA

    NYI

    J.Halpern UFA
    I.Laperriere UFA
    S.SUllivan UFA
    M.Recchi UFA
    S.Avery UFA
    M.Grier UFA
    C.Butler RFA
    P.Leclaire RFA
    S.Thornton UFA
    T.Bodie RFA

    LA

    G.Brule RFA
    P.Kane RFA
    J.Skille RFA
    A.Goligoski RFA
    N.Hjalmarsson RFA
    K.Cumiskey RFA
    M.Fistric RFA
    J.Hedberg UFA

    TB

    E.Belagner UFA
    D.McAmmond UFA
    F.Brunnstrom RFA
    B.Ryan RFA
    N.Wallin UFA
    A.Eriksson UFA

    TOR

    D.Weight UFA
    T.Bozak RFA
    D.Larman RFA
    M.StLouis UFA
    J.Crabb RFA
    M.Commodore UFA
    M.Gilroy RFA
    A.Salmela RFA
    T.Vokoun UFA
    G.Stewart RFA

    EDM

    J.Arnott UFA
    T.Oshie RFA
    O.Nolan UFA
    M.Knuble UFA
    B.Stuart UFA
    P.Kubina UFA
    K.Huskins UFA
    J.Strudwick UFA
    J.Giguere UFA

    FLA

    V.Fiddler UFA
    P.Sharp UFA
    S.Nichol UFA
    J.Neal RFA
    M.Darche UFA
    T.Gilbert RFA
    B.Lukowich UFA
    J.Leach UFA
    M.Legace UFA
    J.Colliton RFA

    PIT

    P.Mueller RFA
    M.Lucic RFA
    M.Samuelsson UFA
    J.Smithson UFA
    J.Oduya UFA
    M.Walker UFA
    J.Perrault RFA

    NSH

    S.Begin UFA
    J.Slater RFA
    T.Kaberle UFA
    E.Johnson RFA
    A.Babchuk RFA
    S.Brookbank UFA
    T.Thomas UFA
    T.Greiss RFA
    B.Guite UFA
    B.Staubitz RFA
    T.Strachan RFA
    M.Taormina RFA

    NYR

    P.Prucha UFA
    C.Porter RFA
    M.Michalek RFA
    C.Stillman UFA
    J.Spacek UFA
    R.Martinek UFA
    C.Rivet UFA
    M.Letestu RFA
    B.Walter RFA
    S.Zalewski RFA
    B.McGratton UFA
    C.Johnson RFA

    DET

    M.Hanzal RFA
    A.Ebbett RFA
    J.Beagle RFA
    C.Giroux RFA
    E.Nystrom RFA
    M.Santorelli RFA
    S.Eminger RFA
    M.Weber RFA
    R.Wilson RFA
    J.Labarbera UFA
    B.Rodney RFA
    J.Tordjman RFA
    C.Desjardins RFA

    BUF

    S.Weiss RFA
    G.Campbell RFA
    R.Potulny RFA
    T.Kostopoulos UFA
    K.Ballard RFA
    J.Hejda UFA
    M.Garon UFA
    M.Lashoff RFA

    OTT

    L.Korpikoski RFA
    D.Carcillo RFA
    S.Doan UFA
    T.Holmstrom UFA
    L.Wilson UFA
    N.Lidstrom UFA
    B.Campbell UFA
    R.Hainsey UFA
    R.Salei UFA
    B.Carson RFA
    J.Cullimore UFA
    D.Janik UFA
    D.Cloutier UFA
    J.Kalinski RFA

    SJ

    M.Handzus UFA
    S.Yelle UFA
    B.Wheeler RFA
    M.Raymond RFA
    R.Whitney UFA
    D.Stafford RFA
    T.Pyatt UFA
    S.O'Donnell UFA
    J.Corvo UFA
    J.Tambellini RFA
    A.Giroux UFA
    S.Bernier RFA
    A.Stewart RFA
    M.Brodeur UFA
    B.Scrivens UFA

    DAL

    J.Toews RFA
    M.Reasoner UFA
    MA.Pouliot RFA
    J.Lehtinen UFA
    J.Deslauriers RFA
    A.Gagnon RFA
    B.Eager RFA
    A.Voros UFA
    D.Hale UFA
    T.Eckford RFA
    B.Connelly RFA

    ATL

    D.Langkow UFA
    A.Hall UFA
    S.Gagne UFA
    M.Gaborik UFA signed 3 years 7.5 mil
    C.Adams UFA
    B.Winchester UFA
    T.Jackman UFA
    M.Weaver UFA
    A.Auld UFA
    C.Conner RFA
    M.Jones RFA

    MIN

    P.Bergeron RFA
    M.Lombardi UFA
    M.Sturm UFA
    Z.Konopka UFA
    T.Kennedy RFA
    J.Mayers UFA
    J.Samson RFA
    M.Carle RFA
    A.Meszaros RFA
    M.Jurcina RFA
    N.Welch RFA
    S.Wagner RFA
     
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  2. Lord Stanley

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    updated with Gaborik signing.
     
  3. Ohio Jones

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    There's a lot of work there, thanks. Of course, 90% of the worthwhile guys on this list will never hit the FA market... but you never know!

    ** Is the HFNHL UFA age still 29 (players currently aged 28 in the sim)? The NHL age from Group III is now 27, is it not? If we're consistent with the NHL ruling, guys like Budaj and Thorburn would be pending UFAs, not pending RFAs...
     
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  4. MatthewFlames

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    Well, I will sign the 3 RFA Dmen most likely.... They'll be my 6, 7, and 8 Dmen next season (as they are this, but with improved ratings...) P.Szczechura is likely to hit the market over the next few weeks as he's not somebody I'm gonna re-sign with some other young players coming through who'll get some ratings for the 4th line.

    Obviously Backstrom is a must sign. The question for me really is what to do about Milan Hejduk.... Just let him go to UFA and have Skinner step into the top line or keep him and have two killer lines... Problem of course is the cap.
     
  5. RedWingsLegacy

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    Toews, Prosser, eager, gagnon have all agreed to contract extensions and reasoner Eckford, Connelly are all in the works with contract extensions
     
  6. HFNHL Canadiens

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    These are my plans with the FA's above.
     
  7. Dr.Sens(e)

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    For the Blues, the main pieces here will all be auto-signed for the most part. A few of the deals are tough to swallow, but not bad value all things considered. the fact Carter, Thornton, Chara and Pronger all just signed long-term extensions make the deals relatively easy to follow.

    Ruutu won't be re-signed, but certainly RFA's like Bolland, Staal and Cogliano will be given fair offers. Chipchura and Lepisto will also be made QO's at the very least.

    J.Thornton UFA
    J.Carter RFA
    D.Bolland RFA
    K.Chipchura RFA
    A.Cogliano RFA
    J.Ruutu UFA
    Z.Chara UFA
    C.Pronger UFA
    M.Staal RFA
    S.Lepisto RFA
     
  8. kasper11

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    Devils plans as of now (why I am sharing this info, I don't know)


    T.White UFA - obviously won't be re-signed
    B.Little RFA - will be qualified at the least
    T.Selanne UFA - will make an offer. will he retire?
    S.Weber RFA - probably won't even qualify
    S.Salo UFA - will probably let go
    B.Clark UFA - may re-sign, depending on how the market looks. With Hamonic stepping up, I still need 2 dmen for next year.
    J.Hillen RFA - will qualify
    N.Khabibulin UFA - will hit the market
    V.Stalberg RFA - will qualify
    R.Ivanans UFA - will hit the market
    PA.Parenteau RFA - will qualify
    M.Smaby RFA - will qualify
     
  9. Fooladelfia

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    PHI

    O.Jokinen UFA----If he continue the season he has in NHL ,he will be re-signed
    B.Sutherby UFA----???
    C.Glencross RFA-----Will be re-signed
    D.Sexton RFA----Will be re-signed
    N.Boynton UFA-----?????
    M.Smith UFA----????
    R.Jones RFA----????
    A.Martinez RFA----Will be re-signed
     
  10. Ohio Jones

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    I'll reiterate this question, since it seems to have slipped under the radar:

    Anyone? Bueller? BUELLER?
     
  11. Dr.Sens(e)

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    Well, I don't see why it would have changed. It has been the same for several years for us, and it's not like the NHL just changed their UFA age this season, did they?

    We have always lagged the NHL in this regard because of the fact our ratings are always a year behind real world production and we simply don't get to use our players for their initial year in the league. And when they bounce back and forth between the AHL and NHL for a few years, sometimes even longer.

    I for one, would be open to a debate to lower it by one year (so those 27 on the vitals page), but I would expect we wouldn't consider that until the offseason given all GM's have been working under the consideration that only the 28's and above will be UFA's. And we have never really changed a big rule like that in mid-season.
     
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    Makes sense - I just honestly couldn't remember if we were still using 29 as te age. I'd be open to a discussion of moving it to 28 as well, but as you say, not a change to be made mid-season.

    Good to know Budaj and Thorburn will be RFAs, though.
     
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    SJ Sharks has signed Taylor Pyatt and Joe Corvo for one year contract extension
     
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    I say it stays at 29 since we lag behind the NHL.
     
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    Wouldn't 28 be lagging behind the NHL?
     
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    Yep.
     
  17. Wildman

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    I don't think it makes any difference if the player is RFA or UFA. The most a team will pay is his NHL salary.
     
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    One more thing, it would be much easier if GM can separate their contract offers into two emails. One email with all auto signing and the rest in separate email. One more thing, a player will only qualify for auto contract if the cap and length of contract matches his NHL or in our case, 4 year max contract for players signed beyond 4 yrs in NHL. Please do not send QO offers now as QO should only be submitted after the season.
     
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    So Hejduk (4.5 cap #) will accept the 1.5 million pay cut to extend at his 2011/2012 NHL salary at 3 million?
     
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    The player will only qualify for auto sign if he is making less in HFNHL . So in other words Hejduk will command much more as a UFA than what he is making in CGY. If 4th line centre with a salary of $7M can fetch a defenceman and 5th than anything is possible in this league.
     
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    Matt, even if Hejduk was RFA, the QO would have been his current HFNHL salary.
     
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    I thought if a player made more in the HFNHL you could auto-resign at the HFNHL salary?
     
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    I think the logic way is to re-sign them at NHL salary cause we will have players doing 11M$ .....I will have to re-sign Jokinen to 9M$ LOL
     
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    General rules on auto-sign:

    - A player will auto-sign on similar terms of to NHL at their relative cap hit. If it is a totally bogus deal with some phantom $1M year at the end, then some consideration may be given that the auto-sign should be a tad higher. Bit of a judgement call here for the agent, but these are the rare exceptions now (given the Kovalchuk deal was rejected), so generally agents will honour the long-term cap number on auto-sign deals. But as mentioned, the term has to be matched too (so if they have 1 year left at $3M, that's all you're getting them at that rate for too).

    - However, if the player's HFNHL salary is higher than his NHL auto-sign, he will not auto-sign. Basically, players don't take pay cuts in order to give up their free agent status. That doesn't make sense at all. in some very unusual circumstances has this ever happened, and we're not going to put this power in the hands of the agents to figure out when the exception applies. That said, the player will generally accept the same money they are making with your team now to stay, if their auto-sign number is lower. Some GM's find this unfair to have to pay more, but the reality is the GM is responsible for either signing this deal in the first place, or trading for the player knowing the salary. We each make the bed in which we sleep.

    For example, I have Pronger as a pending UFA and his current cap hit on his new deal is $4.9M. However, I am paying Pronger $6M per year. Despite the fact that Pronger has 10+ years of loyalty with my Blues franchise (the longest in the HFNHL), there is no way he is going to sign with my team for $4.9M. In fact, I don't think it's a big risk for me to say he'll insist on $6M to stay, in particular given the next few years he's making $7M in the NHL (front loaded contract).

    One final note. The auto-sign will also only apply for players who played for the team that season. So if you trade for a player at season's end but before July 1st thinking you can auto-sign them, you are wrong. A player won't auto-sign and give up free agency to sign with a team they have never played before. This happened too much last year in particular, and really created a bit of a lame free agency period. Plus, it just isn't realistic.
     
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    This is very complicado...WOW
     

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