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A look at the top 30 remaining free agents

The start of free agency saw lots of NHL teams open their wallets. But there are still dozens of players looking for a home, either with the team they played for in 2010-11 or one that has a hole it hopes to fill.

Here's a look at 30 of the top unrestricted free agents still on the market:

FORWARDS
Player 2010-11 Team Statistics More
Jason Arnott Washington 73 GP 17-14-31 400-goal scorer, who turns 37 in October, is still useful in a limited role
Teemu Selanne Anaheim 73 GP 31-49-80 Future Hall of Famer might retire after knee surgery; if he plays, he'll be back as a Duck
Vaclav Prospal NY Rangers 29 GP 9-14-23 Might have to find a new home after Brad Richards signing in New York
Cory Stillman Carolina 65 GP 12-27-39 Had 16 points in 21 games after returning to 'Canes at trade deadline
Sergei Samsonov Florida 78 GP 13-27-40 32-year-old hasn't broken 50-point mark since '01-02
Antti Miettinen Minnesota 73 GP 16-19-35 15+ goals and 35 to 45 points in each of the last four seasons
Nikolay Zherdev Philadelphia 56 GP 16-6-22 Incredible skill level but has yet to turn those skills into consistent production
Jarkko Ruutu Anaheim 73 GP 3-9-12 Feisty forward turns 36 in August and may have to scramble to find a new home
Alex Kovalev Pittsburgh 74 GP 16-18-34 At 38 and with 428 NHL goals, he may have a hard time extending his career
Jamie Langenbrunner Dallas 70 GP 9-23-32 Former Devils captain is coming off worst season since 2003-04
Mike Grier Buffalo 73 GP 5-11-16 Great depth forward and character guy, but how much is left in the tank at age 36?
Kris Draper Detroit 47 GP 6-5-11 Four-time Cup winner may retire at age 40
John Madden Minnesota 76 GP 12-13-25 Still a useful leader (3 Cups) and checker, but he's now 38
Ryan Shannon Ottawa 79 GP 11-16-27 Speedster is coming off a career year and is only 28
Zenon Konopka NY Islanders 82 GP 2-7-9 He wins faceoffs, he fights (NHL-high 307 PIM), he doesn't score much
DEFENSE
Player 2010-11 Team Statistics More
Tomas Kaberle Boston 82 GP 4-43-37 Arguably best player on the market, but Bruins don't appear interested in bringing him back
Bryan McCabe NY Rangers 67 GP 7-21-28 Still has big shot and can help a team on the power play
Scott Hannan Washington 78 GP 1-10-11 Solid defender at age 32, but lack of offensive skill will limit options and money
Steve Staios Calgary 39 GP 3-7-10 At 37, he'll have to scramble for a job
Brent Sopel Montreal 71 GP 2-5-7 Still a good shot-blocker and defender who could help as bottom-pair defenseman
Radek Martinek NY Islanders 64 GP 3-13-16 Plagued by injuries throughout his career, but could be valuable in the right circumstances
Anton Babchuk Calgary 82 GP 11-24-35 Booming shot from the point -- 16 and 11 goals in last two NHL seasons
Karlis Skrastins Dallas 74 GP 3-5-8 Turns 37 this week but would be good bottom-pair defenseman on the right team
Steve Eminger NY Rangers 65 GP 2-4-6 Has played with six teams in last five seasons but played well for Rangers last season
Shane O'Brien Nashville 80 GP 2-7-9 Plus-22 in last 3 seasons as a bottom-pair defenseman
GOALIES
Player 2010-11 Team Statistics More
Ray Emery Anaheim 7-2-0, 2.28 GAA Played 10 games after recovering from hip surgery; will have to settle for being a backup
Pascal Leclaire Ottawa 4-7-1 2.83 GAA Former first-rounder (Columbus) has been plagued by injuries throughout his career
Marty Turco Chicago 11-11-3, 3.02 GAA Former All-Star in Dallas was relegated to backup in Chicago last season
Ty Conklin St. Louis 8-8-4, 3.33 GAA Career backup looking for a new home after 2 years with Blues
Curtis McElhinney Ottawa 9-13-1, 3/18 GAA Played well with Sens after coming from Anaheim, but will have tough time finding job in crowded market