Only Mats Sundin could close his eyes and rest easily knowing there's a two-year, $20-million offer sitting on the table.
And that's where he was as the first day of the free-agency period came to a close -- the top center available on the market still hadn't made up his mind about what his hockey future might hold.
Vancouver Canucks rookie GM Mike Gillis set hockey tongues wagging when he offered Sundin a two-year, $20-million deal to play for the Canucks. But even that wasn't enough to budge the methodical Swede into action. The assumption is that Sundin will make a decision on Wednesday, with Montreal and perhaps the New York Rangers still in hot pursuit.
Other top names that weren't snapped up Tuesday include New York Rangers captain Jaromir Jagr, who reportedly received some interest from his old squad, the Pittsburgh Penguins. Still, he is expected to be focused on returning to the Rangers.
With Brian Campbell and Wade Redden now locked in with Chicago and New York, respectively, for the long haul -- and with Michal Rozsival returning to the Rangers with a new four-year, $20 million deal -- the top defenseman on the market is Ron Hainsey. Look for him to sign Wednesday, as well.
Scott Burnside is the NHL writer for ESPN.com.