by Rich Chere/The Star-Ledger

With the NHL's salary cap destined to drop significantly for the 2010-11 season, will general managers be willing or able to spend much money on this year's free agents? We'll find out when the window opens at noon Wednesday. Here are some of the top unrestricted free agents available:


1. Marian Hossa, Detroit, RW

Red Wings have offered long-term deal, but Canadiens could get him.

2. Rob Blake, San Jose D

His price tag and age may work against him

3. Marian Gaborik, Minnesota. RW

Will bidders line up, or is he Los Angeles-bound?