2016 NHL Free Agents: Projected Landing Spots for Top Players

April 14th, 2016 by Joe Pantorno Leave a reply »

The Stanley Cup playoffs are officially underway for 16 teams, while the other 14 teams in the league can officially set their sights on the offseason and start rebuilding.

While there are different objectives heading into the third week of April, all teams should have a talented free-agency class looming in their minds this summer. 

There are some huge names who will be testing the market who many teams would covet in an early attempt to gain momentum heading into the 2016-17 season. 

Let's take a look at two of the top free agents this offseason and predict where they'll end up playing next season. 


Steven Stamkos Position: Center

2015-16 Team: Tampa Bay Lightning

Contract Expires: After 2015-16 Season

Steven Stamkos of the Tampa Bay Lightning was dealt a bad break when he underwent surgery on April 4 to remove blood clots in his right collarbone with four games left in the regular season. 

The Lightning reported that their captain would be able to return in one to three months. It might not ma ...

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