Funny thing is i wrote down three names, then thought 'maybe i am missing something about those other guys'. So i spent my morning coffee, and two refills worth of time reviewing all the guys you put on waivers to see if i should try to get more, and rather than add to those i was thinking of claiming, i deleted two, not due to anything wrong with them, but I could see myself losing them to waivers early in the year anyhow. It must be nice to be sitting flush like that. haha
Well aside from Wishart, the rest of the guys are UFAs/RFAs that you could get a head start on re-signing if you choose to do so. You can place guys in your minor league depth chart basically until you want to call them up (since there's no re-entry waivers). I just wanted to get a good visualization of what my team will be looking like going into the summer. I didn't plan on retaining any of these free agents, and Wishart was more of a test to see if someone would claim him, and I'm glad he's wanted.
Anyways, I'm starting to get a better idea of what I'll be doing during the draft. With the 5th,16th (received from VAN before the season started in the Patrick Kane deal, and 34th overall picks (SJS 3rd from Curt for Andrew Ebbett), we believe we can get at least 1 or 2 nhl-ready prospects.