James Mirtle takes a look at the remaining UFA forwards that played more than 10 minutes a game. He also identifies players that could help the powerplay and the penalty kill.
Anyone on that list catch your eye?
Kris Versteeg, Cam Barker, Ben Eager, Colin Fraser, Aaron Johnson and Troy Brouwer could all become UFAs pending an investigation into the qualifying offer process.
Which one should Burke swoop to sign in a best-case scenario?
Chemmy edit: Habs trade Chris Higgins, Ryan McDonagh, Doug Janik and Pavel Valentenko to the Rangers for Scott Gomez, Tom Pyatt and Mike Busto.
Ryan McDonagh is the Habs' best prospect, from Hockey's Future:
"McDonagh has it all and is expected to play a key role in the Canadiens' fortunes for the next decade. If not a number-one blueliner, he would be considered a 1A, with the talent to easily stake a long-term claim on the first defensive pairing."