- Craig Custance
It was strictly business and was a decision Steve Yzerman agonized over. Using a compliance buyout on Vincent Lecavalier added another strong veteran option into a free-agent pool that is expanding more than usual as teams try to shed salary. There's plenty of free-agent inventory for teams looking to fill out their rosters, especially at forward.
Craig Custance evaluates the top 35 free agents in the 2013 class, with Vinny Lecavalier leading the way.