Curt, you should really become an insider! The last Flynn's Focus opened my eyes on the amount of cap space each team really has.
What JF said doesn't really matter though. I'm not even sure what his logic is. Team A has $20m and 10 free agents. Team B has $20m and 0 free agents. I guess in theory team A can run out of money and we get the rest by default but with so many teams with cash that isn't a likely scenario. Team A has more holes to fill than Team B but the market is the market so if they want players they have to pay them just like we do.
Let's get some semi-hard numbers.
1. There is $400m, in salary cap room out there just in Tampa and the teams with more cap room than us (about half the league).
2. There are about 120 FA's right now
That means teams around the league can sign 50 players to $8m per year contracts. There are only about 120 FA's right now so each one of them could get a $3.3m a year contract just from those teams, not counting all the lesser teams with "only" $15m or so. That 120 includes guys like John Navarre, Shaun King and a host of guys you've never heard of. There's so much money sloshing around and so few people for it to fall on it isn't even funny.