Many RFA’s Still To Be Signed – Here’s The Who’s Who

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While those who were eligible and filed for salary arbitration earlier in the summer all came to an agreement before the scheduled hearings, there are a number of top-level restricted free agents still looking for contracts.

What may or may not be surprising is the fact that there have been no offer sheets on the 5 or 6 premium names that are yet to sign.  Especially the Toronto pair that the Leafs are going to have a hard time fitting both of under the salary cap this season.

Feb 15, 2012; Tampa, FL, USA; Ottawa Senators defenseman Jared Cowen (2) skates during the third period against the Florida Panthers at the BankAtlantic Center. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Whether it is fear of future retribution or retaliation, or simply a matter of their own finances, many of the names on this list should be worthy of negotiating with to see what it would take for them to sign.