After the initial surge of free agency signings, I noticed last night that there was a large amount of talent still available on the list, so I cobbled together a team from the remainings UFAs. I believe this team would be in the playoffs, though light on defense and eliminated in the first round. Here are the sloppy seconds all stars:
Tanguay - Koivu - Kovalev
Moen - Malhotra - Niedermayer
Kotalik - Lang - Sykora
Veilleux - Moore - Grier
Morris - Boynton
Foster - Beauchemin
Mara - Seidenberg
The leftovers are strong on the power play, in the faceoff circle, in the net and on the and penalty kill. The top two lines would hold their own at even strength and the fourth line would likely be a dominant fourth line. Low cost alternative signings include Betts, Yelle, Labarbera, Perrin, Pyatt, McKee, Tollefson, Boullion. I'll track the signings and update the post later in the summer to see if leftovers playoff team fit under the cap.
Would Team Sloppy Seconds make the playoffs?
In the Eastern Conference (52 votes)
In the Western Conference (8 votes)
In either conference (49 votes)
No (57 votes)
166 total votes