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The NHL's top 100 unrestricted free agents Add to ...

It's going to be a busy couple of weeks for the NHL.

Tuesday will be the Hall of Fame announcements, followed by Wednesday's awards presentation, Friday and Saturday with the draft. All of that leads up to free agency starting next Thursday.

With 10 days to go, here's my rankings of the top 100 UFAs this year. It's a thin class overall, and especially in terms of scoring wingers, but there are a lot of netminders and some good No. 3 and 4 defencemen available. (Full free agent lists can be found here.)

As per usual, there'll be a lot of activity, especially on the first day:

'09-10 Cap Hit

GP

G

A

P

PIM

+/-

TOI/G

NAME

POS

AGE

TEAM

GS

W

GAA

SPCT

SO

MIN

1

Kovalchuk, Ilya

F

27

NJ

$6.389

76

41

44

85

53

10

22.03

2

Marleau, Patrick

F

30

SJ

$6.300

82

44

39

83

22

21

21.21

3

Gonchar, Sergei

D

36

PIT

$5.000

62

11

39

50

49

-4

24.39

4

Plekanec, Tomas

F

27

MTL

$2.750

82

25

45

70

50

5

19.96

5

Martin, Paul

D

29

NJ

$3.833

22

2

9

11

2

10

22.50

6

Nabokov, Evgeni

G

34

SJ

$5.375

71

44

2.43

.922

3

4,194

7

Niedermayer, Scott

D

36

ANA

$6.750

80

10

38

48

38

-9

26.50

8

Kubina, Pavel

D

33

ATL

$5.000

76

6

32

38

66

0

22.62

9

Hamhuis, Dan

D

27

PIT

$2.000

78

5

19

24

49

4

21.24

10

Volchenkov, Anton

D

28

OTT

$2.500

64

4

10

14

38

2

20.69

11

Mitchell, Willie

D

33

VAN

$3.500

48

4

8

12

48

13

22.60

12

Michalek, Zbynek

D

27

PHX

$1.250

72

3

14

17

30

5

22.64

13

Lombardi, Matthew

F

28

PHX

$1.817

78

19

34

53

36

8

17.94

14

Frolov, Alexander

F

27

LA

$2.900

81

19

32

51

26

-1

18.43

15

Selanne, Teemu

F

39

ANA

$2.625

54

27

21

48

16

3

17.31

16

Mason, Chris

G

34

STL

$3.000

61

30

2.53

.913

2

3,512

17

Niittymaki, Antero

G

29

TB

$0.600

46

21

2.87

.909

1

2,657

18

Turco, Marty

G

34

DAL

$5.700

52

22

2.72

.913

4

3,087

19

Tallinder, Henrik

D

31

BUF

$2.563

82

4

16

20

32

13

20.61

20

Whitney, Ray

F

38

CAR

$3.550

80

21

37

58

26

-6

19.14

21

Prospal, Vaclav

F

35

NYR

$1.150

75

20

38

58

32

8

20.09

22

Stempniak, Lee

F

27

PHX

$2.500

80

28

20

48

26

0

17.30

23

Cullen, Matt

F

33

OTT

$2.875

81

16

32

48

34

-7

18.74

24

Jokinen, Olli

F

31

NYR

$5.250

82

15

35

50

75

3

17.85

25

Lydman, Toni

D

32

BUF

$2.875

67

4

16

20

30

10

18.85

26

Tanguay, Alex

F

30

TB

$2.500

80

10

27

37

32

-2

15.79

27

Afinogenov, Maxim

F

30

ATL

$0.800

82

24

37

61

46

-17

17.39

28

Ponikarovsky, A.

F

30

PIT

$2.105

77

21

29

50

61

-1

16.45

29

Johnsson, Kim

D

34

CHI

$4.850

60

7

10

17

30

10

22.78

30

Ellis, Dan

G

29

MON

$1.750

28

15

2.70

.909

1

1,714

31

Koivu, Saku

F

35

ANA

$3.250

71

19

33

52

36

14

18.58

32

Belanger, Eric

F

32

WAS

$1.750

77

15

26

41

32

2

15.51

33

Kariya, Paul

F

35

STL

$6.000

75

18

25

43

36

-7

17.15

34

Corvo, Joe

D

32

WAS

$2.625

52

6

12

18

12

-10

23.29

35

Guerin, Bill

F

39

PIT

$2.000

78

21

24

45

75

-9

17.53

36

Recchi, Mark

F

42

BOS

$1.700

81

18

25

43

34

4

17.05

37

Morrison, Brendan

F

34

WAS

$1.500

74

12

30

42

40

23

15.73

38

Theodore, Jose

G

33

WAS

$4.500

43

30

2.81

.911

1

2,585

39

Armstrong, Colby

F

27

ATL

$2.400

79

15

14

29

61

6

14.78

40

Morris, Derek

D

31

PHX

$3.300

76

4

25

29

37

2

21.43

41

Foster, Kurtis

D

28

TB

$0.600

71

8

34

42

48

-5

17.18

42

Boychuk, Johnny

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