Top NHL free agents and possible landing spots for them
Brian Compton of NHL.com: Top NHL free agents and possible landing spots for them.
Artemi Panarin – Rangers, Panthers, Islanders, Devils, Flyers, Avalanche.
Matt Duchene – Predators, Blue Jackets, Islanders, Rangers, Sharks, Canadiens.
Anders Lee – Islanders, Wild, Devils, Blue Jackets, Sabres, Panthers, Blackhawks, Blues.
Ryan Dzingel – Blackhawks, Blues, Blue Jackets, Avalanche, Hurricanes, Devils, Islanders, Rangers, Panthers.
Joe Pavelski – Sharks, Wild, Panthers, Rangers, Islanders, Devils, Flyers, Hurricanes, Blues, Predators.
Gustav Nyquist – Sharks, Rangers, Islanders, Wild, Hurricanes, Senators, Avalanche.
Mats Zuccarello – Stars, Rangers, Hurricanes, Panthers, Senators, Vancouver Canucks, Devils, Red Wings, Canadiens.
Wayne Simmonds – Flyers, Penguins, Hurricanes, Winnipeg Jets, Avalanche, Senators, Blues.
Justin Williams – Hurricanes, Islanders, Capitals, Flyers, Penguins, Rangers, Blue Jackets, Bruins, Maple Leafs, Panthers.
Joe Thornton – Sharks, Ducks, Kings, Arizona Coyotes, Golden Knights, Stars, Panthers.
Tiering free agents by price and some possible destinations
Craig Custance of The Athletic: Tiering free agents by price range and some possible destinations for them.
$10-12 million range
Artemi Panarin – Panthers and the Avalanche
$8-10 million range
Sergei Bobrovsky – Panthers, Islanders, and Blue Jackets
Matt Duchene – Predators
$6-8 million range
Jake Gardiner – Panthers, Maple Leafs and Canucks
Anders Lee – Islanders
Tyler Myers – Canucks and Jets
Joe Pavelski – Lightning, Stars and Sharks
Mats Zuccarello – Stars and Rangers
$4-6 million range
Ryan Dzingel – fallback option for a team that doesn’t land a big UFA.
Micheal Ferland – not the Hurricanes.
Marcus Johansson – Capitals, Canucks and Bruins
Robin Lehner – Islanders
Gustav Nyquist – Sharks and a fallback for some.
Corey Perry – A $2 to $3 million deal could be a good deal for someone.
Semyon Varlamov – Some teams are very interested in him a potential steal. Depends on term.
Ben Chiarot – Jets in constant talk with him.
Joonas Donskoi – “tremendous” amount of interest in him when he said he was going to test free agency.