Best five free agents still on the market 

July, 24, 2013

Tim ThomasHarry How/Getty ImagesAfter taking a year off, Tim Thomas is one of the best NHL free agents on the market.
As the agent for high-profile players like Sidney Crosby, Patrick Kane and Jonathan Tavares, Pat Brisson has a pretty good read on the ebbs and flows of the summer market. Right now, it's slow.

There was a flurry of activity to get players signed at the outset of free agency, but the salary-cap drop has squeezed teams that might prefer to continue shopping.