A listing of the top-10 remaining UFAs, plus the latest on Vincent Lecavalier, Mike Green, Mike Ribeiro and Jeff Petry, plus an update on the Bruins and Maple Leafs. 

Steve Ott remains among the few notable players available in the free agent market.

Steve Ott remains among the few notable players available in the free agent market.

SPORTSNET.CA: Luke Fox lists the top-ten remaining unrestricted free agents. They are: Daniel Alfredsson, Steve Ott, Tomas Vokoun, Michael Del Zotto, Derek Roy, Lee Stempniak, Mike Ribeiro, Martin Brodeur, Devin Setoguchi and Andre Benoit.

PHILLY.COM: Sam Carchidi suggests the news of Nashville Predators center Mike Fisher sidelined four-to-six months with a ruptured Achilles tendon could intensify rumors of the Preators interest in Flyers center Vincent Lecavalier.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: Or perhaps that injury was why the Predators signed Olli Jokinen? As Carchidi suggests, stay tuned…

MLIVE.COM: Ansar Khan believes Washington Capitals defenseman Mike Green could be the best fit for the Detroit Red Wings, who seeks a top-four blueliner with a right-handed shot. Khan feels Green is destined to be traded after the Capitals signed Matt Niskanen and Brooks Orpik a week ago, noting they have eight defensemen under contract for 2014-15. Khan notes the Capitals list of potential trade partners for Green is short, listing the Dallas Stars and San Jose Sharks as other possible destinations.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: The Capitals will try to convince the Wings to part with one of their good young forwards, perhaps a center as they still lack depth at that position. It’s also possible the Capitals could move Green in a straightforward salary dump if they add a center in a separate deal via trade or free agency. 

CBS SPORTS: Chris Peters wonders if anyone will take a chance on former Arizona Coyotes center Mike Ribeiro, who was bought out of the remaining three years of his contract because of “behavioral issues”.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: I think a team will, but it could take until training camp or even preseason until a club signs him. Ribeiro remains skilled but he’s garnered a reputation over the years as difficult to work with. It’s a safe bet if a club does sign him it’ll be a one-year deal worth far less than the $5.5 million annually he was to earn with the Coyotes.

EDMONTON JOURNAL: Despite the Oilers re-signing defenseman Jeff Petry to a one-year, $3 million contract, Jonathan Willis speculates a trade remains a possibility. Willis notes having Petry under contract improves his trade value.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: Oilers GM Craig MacTavish is in the market for a center. It’s possible Petry could be used as trade bait to bolster their depth down the middle. 

CSNNE.COM: Joe Haggerty suggests Lee Stempniak and Peter Mueller as affordable free-agent options for the Boston Bruins, but doesn’t see Dany Heatley as a viable target.

 TORONTO STAR: Rosie DiManno cautions Leafs fans to expect a quiet summer for their club. She claims no one is calling about Dion Phaneuf or James Reimer, and dismissed the Martin Brodeur-to-Toronto rumors.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: Unless a rival club calls up Maple Leafs GM Dave Nonis with a mind-blowing offer, what you see is pretty much what you’ll get heading into training camp in September, Leafs fans.