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Bieksa Re-signs with Canucks: Who's left on the market?


For those of us looking forward to the UFA market starting July 1st the plum player was Kevin Bieksa.  Well, he just resigned with the Canucks

http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=370169

Now that chip is off the table who would you like Snow to focus on next?

Here are list of some UFA defenseman courtesy of CapGeek.  Who would you select?  I also added how the shoot.

Jovanovski, Ed (left)
PHO 35 $6,500,000 2011 (UFA)
McCabe, Bryan (left) NYR 36 $5,750,000 2011 (UFA)
Hamrlik, Roman(left) MTL 37 $5,500,000 2011 (UFA)
Hannan, Scott (left)
WAS 32 $4,500,000 2011 (UFA)
Kaberle, Tomas(left) BOS 33 $4,250,000 2011 (UFA)
Pitkanen, Joni (left) CAR 27 $4,000,000 2011 (UFA)
Rivet, Craig (right)
CLB 36 $3,500,000 2011 (UFA)
Salo, Sami (right)
VAN 36 $3,500,000 2011 (UFA)
Wisniewski, James(right) MTL 27 $3,250,000 2011 (UFA)
Ehrhoff, Christian (left) VAN 28 $3,100,000 2011 (UFA)
White, Ian (right)
SAN 27 $2,999,995 2011 (UFA)
Staios, Steve (right)
CGY 37 $2,700,000 2011 (UFA)
Sopel, Brent  (right) MTL 34 $2,333,333 2011 (UFA)
Vandermeer, Jim » EDM 31 $2,300,000 2011 (UFA)
Hejda, Jan(left) CLB 33 $2,000,000 2011 (UFA)
Huskins, Kent (left)
SAN 32 $1,700,000 2011 (UFA)
O'Brien, Shane (left) NAS 27 $1,600,000 2011 (UFA)
Montador, Steve(right) BUF 31 $1,550,000 2011 (UFA)
Martinek, Radek (right)
NYI 34 $1,500,000 2011 (UFA)
Babchuk, Anton (right) CGY 27 $1,400,000 2011 (UFA)
Skrastins, Karlis (left) DAL 36 $1,375,000 2011 (UFA)
O'Donnell, Sean (left)
PHI 39 $1,300,000 2011 (UFA)
Foote, Adam (right)
COL 39 $1,250,000 2011 (UFA)
Eminger, Steve (right)
NYR 27 $1,125,000 2011 (UFA)
Blindenbacher, Severin(right) DAL 28 $1,112,500 2011 (UFA)
Salei, Ruslan (left)
DET 36 $1,100,000 2011 (UFA)

 

One player I did miss from this list is Jonathan Ericsson.  At 6'5" this left shooting defenseman could clog up the middle for years to come.  He is only 27 years old.

My other observation is the list includes a lot of older players.  Some could provide help while others are definitely at the end of their careers.  I think we need a right handed shooting defenseman that can play the point and be physical.  But is there one in this list?

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