Sunday Morning Power Rankings: The Top 10 NHL Free Agents

By Sean Fitzgerald
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Apr 9, 2014; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Detroit Red Wings center David Legwand (17) skates with the puck against the Pittsburgh Penguins during the second period at the CONSOL Energy Center. The Penguins won 4-3 in a shootout. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

8. David Legwand Center: Legwand was the first player ever selected by the Nashville Predators. He spent 15 years with the Predators including part of this season. With Legwand becoming a free agent and the Predators falling out of the race, Legwand was dealt to the Red Wings. Legwand this season amassed 14 goals and 37 assists between Nashville and Detroit. According to the Hockey news, Legwand “has good speed, which he uses effectively when up against rival NHL pivots.” He works hard in all three zones and can win the important faceoff. The holes in Legwand’s armor are that he doesn’t stay healthy and under utilizes his frame. He currently is a savvy two-way center.