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It's July 1...also known as Christmas Day for hockey fans. The Sabres usually stay on the sidelines during free agency and yet we always get excited. Today will be no different, I presume. We get our hopes up in belief the Sabres will make a splash and they try to sign a few key players but quickly drop out when the price goes up.

The most excitement could be watching where current Sabres free agents end up in the upcoming hours.

We will be updating the site all day but this is the perfect place to chat with other Sabres fans and share any rumors you here throughout the day. The free agency primer can be read here.

Toronto Globe Top 100 Free Agents

Pending UFA's : Toni Lydman, Henrik Tallinder, Raffi TorresPatrick LalimeAdam MairJeff CowanCody McCormick, Joe Dipenta,Matt Ellis

Pending RFA's : Philip Gogulla, Tim KennedyMike WeberMarc-Andre GragnaniMark MancariPatrick Kaleta, J.P. Lamoureux,Derek Whitmore

 

Sabres Depth Chart

 

LW C RW
1 Thomas Vanek 6.4 7.142 Derek Roy 4 4 Jason Pominville 5.5
2 Jochen Hecht 3.5 3.525 Tim Connolly 4.5 4.5 Drew Stafford 2.3
3 Tim Kennedy RFA 0 Paul Gaustad 2.5 2.3 Mike Grier* 1.4
4 Nathan Gerbe 0.85 0.85 Tyler Ennis 0.875 0.875 Patrick Kaleta RFA
Res
----- ----- -----
Luke Adam 0.6875 0.875 Paul Byron 0.545 0.555 Zack Kassian WIN
Jacob Lagace 0.545 0.558 Felix Schutz 0.556 0.55 Corey Tropp Mich St.
Marcus Foligno SUD OHL Travis Turnbull 0.51 0.51 Justin Jokinen Minn. St.
Phillip Gogulla RFA Marek Zagrapan RFA Gregg Sutch MGA
Cedrick Henley VAL Kevin Sundher CHL Christian Isackson U.Min
Riley Boychuk PTL Steven Shipley OSA
D D
1 Craig Rivet 3.5 3.5 Chris Butler 0.585 0.85
2 Steve Montador 1.55 1.55 Andrej Sekera 1.25 0.975
3 Tyler Myers 0.875 1.3
Res
----- ----- -----
Mike Weber RFA Mark Pysyk EDM
Marc-Andre Gragnani RFA Alex Biega 0.515 0.528
Nick Crawford 0.555 0.572 J. Gauthier-Leduc RN
Brayden McNabb KTY WHL Mark Adams PRO NCAA
TJ Brennan 0.638 0.875 Corey Fienhage KAM WHL
Drew Schiestel 0.571 0.75 Matt Mackenzie CGY
Drew MacKenzie UV NCAA
Slava Buravchikov KHL KHL
Dennis Persson 0.735 0.85
G
1 Ryan Miller* 6.25 6.25
2
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Jhonas Enroth 0.685 0.867
J.P. Lamoureaux RFA
Connor Knapp Mia - OH NCAA
Brad Eidsness UND NCAA
Nick Eno BGU NCAA
 Under Contract  16 
 Estimated Hit  37.617   Estimated Salary  45.835 
 Estimated Cap  59.4   Projected Budget  55 
 Cap Space  21.783   Money Left  9.165 
 * denotes NTC