Team and league in the signature. My roster is full so I'd need to drop for any additions. We are a salary capped league (but not NHL salaries - it's complicated). Brunner and Rattie are catching my eye, but I tend to overvalue prospects. My view is I have too many centres (Zack Smith? He's okay for penalty minutes).
In this league you can end up owning a guy you take as a rookie for 10-12 years, so there's some incentive. They're also good for your salary cap as they are often 4-10 times cheaper than established veterans. Finally, you must dress at least one rookie every period. I suspect/hope one of Galchenyuk, Nyquist, and Holtby will fill that role over the course of the season, but you never know.
Given all that, here are some notable FA that I might be able to afford. Any suggestions on who to pick up and who to drop would be appreciated. I suspect Smith is the first to go, but his PIMs are reliable...Likely drop a centre for a winger, but not guaranteed.
FA (in no particular order):
Damian Brunner (okay, he's a centre, but I see him as insurance for Nyquist - likely one of them gets a top 6 in Detroit)
J. Jagr (would pretty much put me to the cap)
Latendresse (bit of a flyer due to injury history, but could be a big reward with Spezza)
Otherwise, it's looking pretty bleak on the FA market.
Any thoughts on my team (even beyond what I'm asking above) are welcomed.