2019 NHL Free Agency: Top Free Agents and Potential Landing Spots
Top NHL free agents and possible landing spots for them
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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.

Lesser deals

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.