NHL Free Agents & Trade Candidates – Washington Capitals

The Washington Capitals have over $71 million committed to 15 players next season, and a tough decision if they want/can fit in UFA Braden Holtby. They have a couple forwards they could move for extra space.

NHL Free Agents & Trade Candidates – Vancouver Canucks

The Vancouver Canucks have just under $63.4 million committed to 14 players next season with pending free agents Jacob Markstrom, Chris Tanev, Tyler Toffoli, Troy Stecher and Jake Vertanen. Loui Eriksson, Brandon Sutter and Tanner Pearson could become trade candidates.

NHL Free Agents & Trade Candidates – Toronto Maple Leafs

It will be another salary cap crunch offseason for the Toronto Maple Leafs. With almost $77 committed to 16 players, GM Kyle Dubas and his staff will need to get creative to improve their roster.

NHL Free Agents & Trade Candidates – St. Louis Blues

Will the St. Louis Blues be able to re-sign pending unrestricted free agent defenseman Alex Pietrangelo? Who would the Blues need to trade to create the cap space for Pietrangelo?

NHL Free Agents & Trade Candidates – San Jose Sharks

The San Jose Sharks don’t plan on rebuilding and are hoping for a quick turnaround next season. They have some veterans with high salaries and no-movement clauses that could be difficult to move.

NHL Free Agents & Trade Candidates – Philadelphia Flyers

The Philadelphia Flyers should have enough room to re-sign their key free agents, but likely not enough to fill an area of need in free agency. They may have to look at the trade market.

NHL Free Agents & Trade Candidates – Ottawa Senators

The Ottawa Senators rebuild continues and should get a real nice boost with two top five picks. They are also armed with cap space that they could use to their advantage.

NHL Free Agents & Trade Candidates – New York Rangers

After they re-sign some of their free agents, the New York Rangers will be close to the cap. Long time Rangers Henrik Lundqvist and Marc Staal could be on their way out.

NHL Free Agents & Trade Candidates – New York Islanders

The New York Islanders top priority this offseason will be to extend RFA Mathew Barzal. The Islanders have some veteran contracts they may want to try and unload.

NHL Free Agents & Trade Candidates – New Jersey Devils

After signing a couple of their pending RFA, the New Jersey Devils still have plenty of salary cap space to possibly add a veteran or two. A couple of veteran Devils could also be moved out.

NHL Free Agents & Trade Candidates – Nashville Predators

The Nashville Predators season definitely hadn’t been going as planned. Visions of being at the top of the Western Conference instead battling for the final wildcard spot. Next season see them have a few less veterans on their roster.