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Top 35 free-agent rankings

Vincent Lecavalier, David Clarkson and Daniel Alfredsson all have a long list of suitors. Getty Images

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.