Here, for the simple sake of conversation, is a casual list of unrestricted free agent wingers who we would, in some cases, generously consider first- or second-liners. Just in case you might know of a team that could use one or two of these type of players.
2008-09 Team (s)
|Maxime Afinogenov, Sabres||48||6-20-26|
|Nik Antropov, Maple Leafs/Rangers||81||28-31-59|
|Todd Bertuzzi, Flames||66||15-29-44|
|Ruslan Fedotenko, Penguins||65||16-23-39|
|Ales Kotalik, Sabres/Oilers||75||20-23-43|
|Alex Kovalev, Canadiens||78||26-39-65|
|Mark Recchi, Lightning/Bruins||80||23-38-61|
|Miroslav Satan, Penguins||65||17-19-36|
|Brendan Shanahan, Devils||34||6-8-14|
|Petr Sykora, Penguins||76||25-21-46|
|Alex Tanguay, Canadiens||50||16-25-41|
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