One of the best days of every hockey fan's calendar is July 1, when the free agency market opens up and fans from all across the world can marvel at the flurry of activity while furiously refreshing their Twitter feeds. It's a nice way for fans to openly bash Team A for ridiculously overpaying Player B, or laud Player Y for taking a hometown discount to stay with Team Z.
Some teams will load up for a Stanley Cup run, salary cap be damned. Others will pick up older veterans, and address significant team needs. Then there are teams like the Flyers, who will essentially address depth while also stacking up their American League cupboard in Allentown.
Of course, despite the bedlam that comes with the start of the new league year, there are still players that find themselves unsigned as the dog days of summer continue to move along. Some players could find themselves signed within the first few days of the market opening, while other fates will hang in the balance for several more weeks.