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Washington Capitals v Boston Bruins - Game Seven

BOSTON, MA - APRIL 25: Alexander Semin #28 of the Washington Capitals takes a shot as Andrew Ference #21 of the Boston Bruins defends in Game Seven of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at TD Garden on April 25, 2012 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Photo gallery: Top free agents

The 2012 NHL free agency period kicks off July 1 with Zach Parise and Ryan Suter among the top skaters available.