It is this Wednesday 1st July as unrestricted free agents should have been able to find a taker in the national hockey League (NHL).
The pandemic of COVID-19 has obviously upset about all this, since the playoffs will be in August.
It is, however, that for these players. So here is a list of the 20 attackers, defenders and keepers who will need to sign a new contract before the next campaign.
– Taylor Hall
The recipient of the Hart trophy in 2017-2018 is past the New Jersey Devils to Coyotes to Arizona during the season, but it was rather disappointing, only amassing 27 points, including 10 goals, in 35 meetings with his new team. It would be very surprising to review the player of 28 years in this uniform in 2020-2021.
– Mike Hoffman
Hoffman scored at least 56 points in its last five campaigns, and it was only a single goal to reach the plateau of the 30 for a second season in a row with the Florida Panthers before it stops abruptly. To 30 years, it will attempt to fetch the contract, the most lucrative of his career, he who reaches over $ 5 million annually for three years.
– Evgeni Dadonov
In addition to Hoffman, there are Dadonov who could leave the Panthers. It ends a three-year contract, with a value of $ 12 million. In three seasons since his return to the circuit Bettman, the Russian 31-year-old has amassed 182 points in 225 encounters.
– Alex Galchenyuk
The former first choice of the Montreal canadiens (third in total) in 2012 has nothing broken with the Pittsburgh Penguins (17 points in 45 games), but before that not everything stops in march, it was on a nice roll with the Wild in Minnesota. It will be interesting to see what the American 26-year-old will take place during the qualification round in the face of the Vancouver Canucks.
– Alex Pietrangelo
As Hall among the attackers, Pietrangelo will be the big catch of the free agent market on the side of the defenders. However, it would be really surprising that the Blues St. Louis leave from the captain of 30 years, which gave them their first Stanley cup. Before it stops, he had amassed 52 points, including 16 goals, in 70 games.
– Torey Krug
The rear of 29 years is going to break the bank Boston or elsewhere in the NHL. He has collected more than 50 points during his last three campaigns, and it was still on track to easily reach this plateau in march last, when he had 49 points at the counter, and this, in 61 encounters only.
– Tyson Barrie
Barrie has not seen a large campaign with the Toronto Maple Leafs, only scoring 39 points, including five lean goals, in 70 clashes. In the course of the previous two seasons with the Colorado Avalanche, he had amassed 57 and 59 points. The athlete, 28-year-old will, however, find a taker fairly quickly.
– Jacob Markstrom
As Hall in the forwards and Pietrangelo in the defenders, Markstrom will no doubt be the guardian of the most coveted. This “distinction” would normally be returned to Braden Holtby, but the latter has experienced a season of misery, while Markstrom, he was fuming. The 30-year old Swedish has shown a record of 23-16-4, an average goals allowed of 2.75 and an efficiency rate of ,918. In the opinion of many, it is the main reason of the success of the Vancouver Canucks this season.
– Braden Holtby
Is it that the emergence of the young Ilya Samsonov could show the output to Holtby for the Washington Capitals? The Canadian 30-year-old has shown a record of 25-14-6 this season, but an average goals allowed of 3.11, and an efficiency rate of ,897. During this time, the Russian of 23 years has presented a record of 16-6-2, an average goals allowed of 2.55 and an efficiency rate of ,913.
– Robin Lehner
The guardian Swedish 28-year-old was hatched with the New York Islanders in 2018-2019, and it has continued its good work this season with the Chicago black hawks and the Golden Knights Vegas. In three games with his new training, he obtained three victories, an average goals allowed of 1.67 and an efficiency rate of ,940.
Ten other players self-attractive
1. Tyler Toffoli (striker, 28 years)
2. Mikael Granlund (striker, 28 years)
3. Ilya Kovalchuk (attacker, 37 years)
4. Jesper Fast (striker, 28 years)
5. Kevin Shattenkirk (defender, 31 years)
6. T. J. Brodie (defender, 30 years)
7. Sami Vatanen (defender, 29 years)
8. Cam Talbot (goalkeeper, 32 years)
9. Anton Khudobin (goalkeeper, 34 years)
10. Corey Crawford (goalkeeper, 35 years old)