As the Stanley Cup playoffs move deeper into the second round, only eight teams remain in hunt to win hockey’s greatest prize. Simple math shows 22 teams on the outside looking in as they get a head start into what should be a busy offseason.
Part of that offseason will be the courting and signing of free agents. Spending big money in free agency can make a huge difference in a team’s quest to make the playoffs or win it all. However, that money must be spent on the right players.
Let’s take a look at five unrestricted free agent options that could make a huge impact by staying put or joining a new team come fall.