Here are some free agent leftovers looking to be pulled out of the fridge for some use:
putting up 32 points in 49 games while playing with Corey Perry and Ryan Getzlaf, but was brutal when he was traded to Washington as he notched just 3 points in 18 games. Our guess is that he will have to bring his price tag down if he wants to be playing opening night.
Comparable Leftover Food: Pancakes
I've had some pretty good leftover pancakes in my lifetime and they're great to eat when you're in a bind. Penner could definitely help a team up front, but clearly needs to play with top players to be effective.
not great at the shootout), but disappointed in Winnipeg last year when he put up only 11 goals and 27 points in 75 games. There's potential for Seto to find his scoring touch again if united with a playmaker and he's worth the risk if you can get him for one of those 1 year, $1M contracts. He can be a decent 3rd liner that can chip in some goals, but he will definitely need to become better defensively if he wants a contract.
Comparable Leftover Food: Soup
Decent on it's own, I like to add some fresh ingredients to my leftover soups to change up the game a little. Setoguchi could use another chance to prove himself and try plugging him with a playmaking centre to see if you can find that 31-goal scoring touch again.
help tilt the ice in his team's favour. A solid Corsi the past two seasons and even better when relative to when he's not on the ice makes him look like a pretty solid pick-up if you're interested in having the puck more than your opponents. Throw in positive goal for percentages for the last two years and you have a player that clearly helps affect play when he's on the ice. While playing under 13 minutes/game last season he still notched 7 goals and 15 assists. You're telling me you wouldn't want this kid over a facepuncher?
Comparable Leftover Food: Pizza
Whether you eat your pizza cold, warm from the microwave, or re-baked in the oven there is no denying it's one of the best leftovers. Just as how you can use leftover pizza a variety of ways, Loktionov could also play various roles as either a PK specialist or making plays happen on the powerplay.
Comparable Leftover Food: Meatloaf
Morris has been around the block and just like a meatloaf absorbs its flavours in the fridge after cooking, Morris has a lot to bring to a team with his 1000+ games played in the league.
Comparable Leftover Food: Egg Salad
I'm always weary of eating leftover egg salad, but it's generally worth the risk. Just like McBain, egg salad can be great, but spoil very fast if not taken care of properly.
Comparable Leftover Food: Turkey
Bryzgalov could be just plain, old turkey or he could come with some gravy and help your team big time. He's a little eccentric, but has shown in the past he knows how to stop a puck.