Winging it - 7-2-09

Written by Seth Rorabaugh on .

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

Note: Don't expect too much news in this forum before noon. We pretty much blogged and worked in the office from 11:30 a.m. to 5 a.m. At some point, the human body needs sleep. We don't care if Rob Scuderi signs for $923 kablillion spread out over four years then turns over half his pay to us at 10 a.m. We're not writing about it or endorsing the check before noon.

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