June 11, 2014 at 7:06 pm

Ted Kulfan's top 30 NHL free-agent targets

Detroit Nobody will say this is the greatest NHL free agent class ever.

Not even close.

But if a team is willing to comb through the rubble, study closely and accurately, there are players who could be a good fit.

With so many top-tier players signing long-term contracts with their teams, the days of big stars reaching free agency are pretty much over.

There will be a few big names on the open market come July 1 (forward Thomas Vanek, goalie Ryan Miller, defenseman Matt Niskanen, forward Jarome Iginla), but all have question marks attached to them, as well, giving pause to any team ready to hand over a huge contract offer.

Still, there are some interesting names. Here are 30 free agents sure to attract attention from NHL teams this summer.

Check them out in the gallery above.

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From left, goaltender Jonas Hiller, Red Wings forward Daniel Alfredsson and forward Jussi Jokinen all made Ted Kulfan's list of top free agents. Check out the gallery to see why. / Harry How / Getty Images and Detroit News photos