Updated: Greg and Joe’s Third Annual NHL Free Agent Predictions (2011)

EDIT: This list will be updated as signings happen! Keep checking back! (Last update 7/2 @ 4:10 PM EST)

For the third year in a row, Joe Aiello and I have sat down to make our NHL free agent signing predictions. Each time, our predictions are normally pretty forgettable, but there is always room for improvement! This year really does not have the nice, exciting crop that we are used to dealing with, but we will still do our guessing game nonetheless.

Previous Picking Stats

Greg (2009): 10/40 (25%)

Joe (2009): 8/40 (20%)

Greg (2010): 12/50 (24%)

Joe (2010): 8/50 (16%)

Grand total: 38/180 (21%)…Still better than Eklund!

Our 2011 Free Agent Picks Are:


  • Brad Richards (DAL): Agreed on NYR
  • Tim Connolly (BUF): Greg: BUF; Joe: DAL

3. Jason Arnott (WSH): Agreed on NJD

  • Michal Handzus (LAK): Agreed on LAK
  • Tomas Fleischmann (COL): Greg: FLA; Joe: COL

6. Todd White (NYR): Agreed on retiring

7. Vinny Prospal (NYR): Greg: TBL, Joe: FLA

  • Chris Higgins (VAN): Agreed on VAN

9. John Madden (MIN): Greg: NJD, Joe: MIN

Left Wingers

  • Simon Gagne (TBL): Greg: PHI; Joe: LAK
  • Eric Cole (CAR): Agreed on CAR

12. Sergei Samsonov (FLA): Greg: FLA; Joe: Europe

  • Andrew Brunette (MIN): Greg: NYR; Joe: BUF

14. Nikolai Zherdev (PHI): Agreed on NYI

  • Jussi Jokinen (CAR): Greg: CAR; Joe: NYI
  • Ville Leino (PHI): Greg: PHI; Joe: TOR

Right Wingers

17. Alexei Kovalev (PIT): Agreed on Europe

18. Teemu Selanne (ANH): Greg: WPG; Joe: ANH

  • Michael Ryder (BOS): Agreed on NSH
  • Steve Sullivan (NSH): Agreed on NSH
  • Radim Vrbata (PHX): Agreed on PHX

22. Jamie Langenbrunner (DAL): Greg: NYR; Joe: TOR

23. Mike Knuble (WSH): Greg: WSH; Joe: BOS

  • Scottie Upshall (CLB): Greg: CLB; Joe: STL


  • Ed Jovanovski PHX): Agreed on PHX

26. Bryan McCabe (NYR): Greg: FLA; Joe: SJS

  • Roman Hamrlik (MTL): Agreed on MTL

28. Scott Hannan (WSH): Agreed WSH

29. Tomas Kaberle (BOS): Greg: BOS; Joe: NJD

  • Christian Ehrhoff (VAN): Greg: FLA; Joe: NYI
  • James Wisniewski (MTL): Greg: CGY; Joe: CLB

32. Anton Babchuk (CGY): Greg: WPG; Joe: FLA


  • J.S Giguere (TOR): Greg: TOR; Joe: WPG
  • Tomas Vokoun (FLA): Greg: FLA; Joe: COL

35. Pascal Leclaire (OTT): Agreed on Europe

  • Brian Boucher (PHI): Greg: FLA; Joe: PHX
  • Mike Smith (TBL): Agreed on CLB
  • Johan Hedberg (NJD): Greg: Europe; Joe: NJD

39. Marty Turco (CHI): Greg: COL; Joe: Retires

40. Ty Conklin (STL): Greg: COL; Joe: STL

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