Why Haven’t These Guys Signed Yet?

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Ryan Whitney

March 7, 2013; Detroit, MI, USA; Edmonton Oilers defenseman Ryan Whitney (6) skates with the puck as Detroit Red Wings right wing Jordin Tootoo (22) slips to the ice in the third period at Joe Louis Arena. Detroit won 2-0. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Whitney found a home in the doghouse in Edmonton, but he is still only 30 years old.  On a quality team where he can focus more on the offensive side of his game, he could put up 40-45 points from the blue line if he can stay healthy.  That has been his issue over the last couple of years, the ability (or lack thereof) to stay in the lineup.