So, you’ve been asking, “who is available?”

From, with my notes on each:

Player Team Age 2010-11 Cap # Notes
Alexander Semin Washington Capitals 26 $6,000,000 He re-signed for 1 more year @ $6.7 million. Caps would want defense in return.
Simon Gagne Tampa Bay Lightning 30 $5,250,000 Too injury prone. Surly loves him
Cory Stillman Carolina Hurricanes 36 $3,533,000 Too old to be of any real top 6 help
Marco Sturm Washington Capitals 31 $3,500,000 heh
Alexei Ponikarovsky Los Angeles Kings 30 $3,200,000 Not top 6 but really like him and he is still ours
Alexander Frolov New York Rangers 28 $3,000,000 heh heh
Erik Cole Carolina Hurricanes 31 $2,900,000 Like him a lot and advocated before trade deadline we should consider him
Sergei Samsonov Carolina Hurricanes 31 $2,533,000 Hell no
Matt Moulson New York Islanders 26 $2,450,000 He re-signed with NYI. Still bitter over losing him
Antti Miettinen Minnesota Wild 29 $2,333,000 Good production, maybe
Andrew Brunette Minnesota Wild 36 $2,333,000 Like him a lot actually but defensively…meh. Not sure he would fit.
Ethan Moreau Columbus Blue Jackets 34 $2,000,000 No way
Nikolai Zherdev Philadelphia Flyers 25 $2,000,000 Don’t know enough about him
Jussi Jokinen Carolina Hurricanes 27 $1,700,000 He would be cheap but not top 6
Alex Tanguay Calgary Flames 30 $1,700,000 He re-signed with the Flames.
Donald Brashear Atlanta Thrashers 38 $1,400,000 Get serious. Didn’t he retire?
Pascal Dupuis Pittsburgh Penguins 31 $1,400,000 Would come cheap, but, again, not top 6
Jarkko Ruutu Anaheim Ducks 34 $1,300,000 Only if we are going to use him as a Pinata
Curtis Glencross Calgary Flames 27 $1,200,000 Re-signed with the Flames.
Aaron Voros Toronto Maple Leafs 28 $1,000,000 Who?
Ryan Jones Edmonton Oilers 26 $975,000 Re-signed with the Oilers.
Ben Eager San Jose Sharks 26 $965,000 ha ha. Never in a million freaking years
Ville Leino Philadelphia Flyers 26 $800,000 Had a decent season but before this season, never heard of him. He is a Flyer though so that means he gets an edge over anyone else per Lombardi’s history
Darcy Hordichuk Vancouver Canucks 29 $775,000 Unless his name is “Kesler”, I don’t want him. We got the only former Canuck that I liked
Brad Winchester St. Louis Blues 29 $700,000 Bottom 6
Eric Boulton Atlanta Thrashers 33 $650,000 Never heard of him.
Drew Miller Detroit Red Wings 26 $650,000 I thought he was a football player
Jon Sim New York Islanders 32 $650,000 lol, I mean that in a nice way
Tanner Glass Vancouver Canucks 26 $625,000 No player named “glass” should play in Terry Murray’s system
David Koci Colorado Avalanche 29 $575,000 We already have an otherwise useless player who can fight
Jeff Taffe Chicago Blackhawks 29 $550,000 Moving right along
Chris Durno Tampa Bay Lightning 29 $550,000 Jesus
Steve MacIntyre Edmonton Oilers 29 $500,000 It’s getting worse
Mathieu Darche Montreal Canadiens 33 $500,000 Re-signed with the Canadiens.
Jeff Tambellini Vancouver Canucks 26 $500,000 Only if we can send him to the minors for the rest of his life as payback to his prick father
Sean Bergenheim Tampa Bay Lightning 26 $700,000

Now, I may have left the most interesting for last. Sean Bergenheim. HUGE playoff performance. A late bloomer. Not sure he is ready for prime time yet but if that playoff performance is any indication of what he could become, he could be one hell of a player…we’re talking Teddy Purcell kind of player…I am kidding, kind of. Back to Bergie (his new nickname) – more likely than not, the Lightning sign him but if he hits UFA status, he would be a low risk, high reward move for Lombardi at likely a very reasonable price. That is speaking Dean’s language.

For what it’s worth, I still want Tyler Kennedy.