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Remaing FAs as of 7/27/12

I totally jacked this from NHL.com, but I'm citing them so it's a-ok.

This is the list of remaining availalbe FAs. Forwards, which is what the Pens need, are all over 30. What's the best option, if any. And given Doan's salary demands of expecting 4 years and $30 million, even though he's never won a Cup or anything, I'm starting to think he's not even worth it/ it's not even possible.


FORWARDS
NAME 2011-12 TEAM STATS SKINNY
Shane Doan Phoenix 79 GP 22-28-50 Longtime Coyotes captain has shown he's not in any hurry to leave the only franchise he's ever played for
Kristian Huselius Columbus 2 GP 0-0-0 Injuries wiped out most of 2010-11 and almost all of last season for 33-year-old after he averaged 26 goals from 2006-07 through 2009-10
Jason Arnott St. Louis 72 GP 17-17-34 At 37, 400-goal scorer isn't the offensive force he used to be, but he's still capable of providing points and leadership
Tom Kostopoulos Calgary 81 GP 4-8-12 Feisty fourth-line forward gives everything he's got, will stand up for teammates and even contribute a little bit offensively
Mike Knuble Washington 72 GP 6-12-18 40-year-old forward looking for a new home after dropping from 24 goals in '10-11 to six this past season
Tomas Holmstrom Detroit 74 GP 11-13-24 The 39-year-old isn't the scoring force he once was, but he remains an unmovable force in front of the net on the power play
Andrew Brunette Chicago 78 GP 12-15-27 Soon-to-be 39-year-old may have a tough time finding a new home after scoring only 12 goals and 27 points last season after scoring 22, 25 and 18 goals in the previous three seasons
Jason Blake Anaheim 45 GP 7-5-12 Now 38, Blake is coming off a serious injury and his worst offensive season in a decade
Mathieu Darche Montreal 61 GP 5-7-12 Late-blooming 35-year-old's offensive production dropped sharply in '11-12
Jochen Hecht Buffalo 22 GP 4-4-8 35-year-old German is a reliable checker who can contribute offensively but missed most of last season with concussion-related problems
Brian Rolston Boston 70 GP 7-17-24 The 39-year-old was reinvigorated when he landed with the Bruins last season, scoring 15 points in 21 games
Daymond Langkow Phoenix 73 GP 11-19-30 35-year-old center has 1,090 NHL games and 270 goals on his resume, but is no longer a top-six forward
Dominic Moore San Jose 79 GP 4-21-25 Veteran center turns 32 in August; could be headed for 10th NHL team. He's still useful as a role player in the right situation.
Radek Dvorak Dallas 73 GP 4-17-21 Still a useful third-liner and checker who can contribute a little offense as he approaches 1,200 games played
Petr Sykora New Jersey 82 GP 21-23-44 Made Devils at camp and proved his scoring touch hadn't disappeared
DEFENSEMEN
NAME 2011-12 TEAM STATS SKINNY
Brett Clark Tampa Bay 82 GP 2-13-15 Points dropped from 31 to 15; minus-26 rating was also a big drop from 2010-11. But he blocked 199 shots and even at 35 is still useful as bottom-pair defenseman.
Carlo Colaiacovo St. Louis 64 GP 2-17-19 Solid second-pair defenseman who can move puck well but has had injury problems
Matt Gilroy Ottawa 67 GP 3-17-20 2009 Hobey Baker winner has nice offensive skills but has yet to turn them into a regular berth on an NHL blue line
Jaroslav Spacek Carolina 46 GP 5-10-15 Big blueliner still possess a big shot, and is reliable defensively - plus-64 last seven seasons
Pavel Kubina Philadelphia 69 GP 3-12-15 Not the offensive force he was when he was younger, but still has size and a big shot
Michal Rozsival Phoenix 54 GP 1-12-13 Hampered by injuries last two seasons and no longer a big offensive force, but solid in his own zone
Scott Hannan Calgary 78 GP 2-10-12 Never a big offensive force, but OK in own zone and can still play 20 minutes a night
Steve Eminger N.Y. Rangers 42 GP 2-3-5 2002 first-rounder was effective third-pair defender before injuries hit
Kurtis Foster Minnesota 51 GP 4-10-14 Big shot but has never matched offensive numbers he put up with Tampa Bay in '09-10
Milan Jurcina N.Y. Islanders 65 GP 3-8-11 Big guy with a big shot but coming off career-worst minus-34 season with Isles
GOALIES
NAME 2011-12 TEAM STATS SKINNY
Dan Ellis Anaheim 1-5-0, 2.72 GAA Veteran backup lost much of last season due to injury
Alex Auld Ottawa 2-4-2, 3.35 GAA Well-traveled backup looking for a ninth NHL home
Ty Conklin Detroit 5-6-1, 3.28 GAA 36-year-old lost his backup job in Detroit last season and figures to have trouble finding a new team
Dwayne Roloson Tampa Bay 13-16-3, 3.66 GAA Coming off worst season of career and has to show he has something left in the tank at age 42
Brent Johnson Pittsburgh 6-7-2, 3.11 GAA 35-year-old backup is coming off injury and might have to scramble in tight market


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