With summer coming to a close, the 2016-17 NHL season is becoming more of a reality than a dream. Teams are currently going through their rosters, identifying any possible holes and seeing if it’s worth pursuing a free agent to try to fill that void. How NHL teams do in free agency will have a big impact on their odds at online casinos like http://casinonsvenska.eu/.
There are still some solid pickups on the market, and these guys could be receiving calls in the near future.
The former Lady Byng Trophy winner is a known leader who is a great locker room presence for any team. If any contender is looking for some leadership, they should target him.
However, he’s coming off a poor season, scoring only 10 goals and producing 35 points before being traded to the Panthers. He did, however, play for the Flames, who are horrible. Things did get better in Florida, as he scored six goals and 11 points in 19 games.
If there’s a contender out there, and Hudler is motivated, he’d be a good pickup.
This journeyman left winger has had a lot of big moments throughout his 16-year career. Playing with the Coyotes, Avalanche, Flames, Canadiens and Lightning, he has netted 283 goals and 863 total points in 1,000+ games during his career.
Tanguay still has a great wrist shot, and even though he’s slowed down, he has the skill set where he can rip one at any time. And he probably still has another season left in him.
Someone should kick the tires on Tanguay.
A timeless classic, the 40-year-old Elias seemingly will never retire from hockey. Elias returned home to the team that drafted him over 20 years ago (1994) last season, which was a nice story, but didn’t work out all that well (two goals, eight points in 18 games).
Elias, however, has won two Stanley Cups with the Devils, and knows what it takes to win in this league. He’s a savvy leader who can help mentor young players, and he knows the ins and outs of the game.
He’d be a solid pickup in a limited role in what would likely be his final season in the league.