You may not want to spend all that money on a free agent this offseason, but if you’re not looking to cash in on an emerging star, there are still plenty of options to choose from.
Here are the biggest free agent moves of the off-season, and how they can make or break your team.1.
Dantel Camee Dantels comeback started with the big name signing of David Pastrnak, who’s been one of the best defenseman in the NHL.
Now it’s time for Dantela to get another shot.
He’ll be one of several players to get an offer sheet from the New Jersey Devils and will likely be one player to keep an eye on during free agency.2.
Bennell’s Potential ReturnThe Panthers have made several moves in free agency and are in need of more offense.
One of the biggest moves came when the team acquired former Pittsburgh Penguins forward Nick Bonino.
Bonino was a huge part of their Stanley Cup run last year, but he’s currently playing for the Minnesota Wild.
He has some experience in the AHL, and will be an intriguing option for any team looking to make a splash this off-year.3.
Dany HeatleyDany Heatly’s time with the Los Angeles Kings was a little more successful than he anticipated.
He led the Kings to a playoff berth, and he was a big part of a Stanley Cup winning team last year.
He’s also a free agency target for teams looking to improve their offense.4.
Boeser’s ReturnTo the top of the rankings, one of our most valuable free agents this off season is former Toronto Maple Leafs forward Dany Bastian.
Bastian is the league’s second-leading scorer at 25 goals.
He also has a good deal of experience playing in Europe, so it would be interesting to see if his agent is able to negotiate a deal.5.
Danton’s Potential Contract The Columbus Blue Jackets have made some big moves in the off season, and it would not be surprising to see them extend some of their older players to create more scoring space.
One name that’s coming up is former New York Islanders forward Danton Heinen, who has one year left on his contract.
He would be a big upgrade over some of the older players on the Blue Jackets roster.6.
Ondrej Palat’s Potential Trade With the Winnipeg Jets, it appears the organization has settled on center Ondrev Palat.
The 24-year-old is one of just four players in the league to have a plus-minus rating of +30 this season.
He will be a huge addition for a team looking for offensive depth, and could help them get past the New York Rangers in the Eastern Conference.7.
Olli Juolevi’s Potential MoveThe New York Jets are in desperate need of some offense this off year.
They lost captain Connor Hellebuyck to the Philadelphia Flyers this off off-Season, and they need help up front.
If they can get some offensive help, they’ll have some much-needed scoring on the wings.8.
Martin’s Potential Free AgencyThe Edmonton Oilers are one of many teams looking for scoring.
The team will likely try to keep a top-six forward, as they’ll need a good offensive player in return for him.
If the team can get Martin, he could make a ton of sense as a rental option in free agent circles.9.
Nicklas Jensen’s Potential DraftPickups are a big issue in the Western Conference.
It’s no secret that the Western conference is in flux, and a number of teams will try to make moves in hopes of building up their teams depth.
It may not be a good idea to have your top defensemen and top forwards sitting out this season, especially if the team wants to make some splashy moves.10.
Milan Lucic’s Potential DealWith the Los Angels, the Bruins are making a major run to the playoffs, and Lucic is one player they could use to add scoring.
Lucic has five goals and 15 points in his past four games, and that is certainly an indicator that he’s having a big season.
If he can add more offense to his game, he will likely have a big impact on a team that’s in desperate needs of a scoring threat.11.
Chris Kreider’s Potential SigningWith the Devils, Kreider is one guy who could be a major upgrade over the Devils top pairing of defenseman Michael Ryder and goalie Cory Schneider.
Kreider has been a big scorer in the minors, and is a good fit for the Devils in free camp.12.
Tomas Hertl’s Potential ReleaseAfter being a free-agent disappointment for years, Tomas Hertlin has become a huge steal for the Anaheim Ducks.
He should have an even bigger