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Dougie Hamilton, D, Carolina Hurricanes

Projected Contract: 7 years x $8.5 Million

Teams interested: Devils, Canadiens, Hurricanes

Dougie Hamilton is the biggest free agent in the market and has a ton of teams looking his way. Hamilton is a top-tier offensive defenseman that every team would want. Not many teams can afford Hamilton’s high ask, but one of the few teams that could is the New Jersey Devils who need a star defenseman.

Prediction: Dougie Hamilton signs with the New Jersey Devils

Gabriel Landeskog, LW, Colorado Avalanche

Projected Contract: 7 years x $9 Million

Teams interested: Blues, Maple Leafs, Avalanche

Extension talks between the Colorado Avalanche and captain Gabriel Landeskog have gone south with a large gap between the contract offer. Landeskog is a big power forward that can also score, a rare player type in the league. If Landeskog leaves Colorado, he will be expecting a huge payday from a team.

Prediction: Gabriel Landeskog signs with the St. Louis Blues

Philipp Grubauer, G, Colorado Avalanche

Projected Contract: 4 years x $6 Million

Teams interested: Avalanche, Maple Leafs, Hurricanes

Phillip Grubauer had a phenomenal season this year, placing 3rd in Vezina voting and was a huge part in the Avalanche success this season. Grubauer is expecting a big raise with his strong season and with Landeskog rumored to leave, the Avalanche can afford to give him one.

Prediction: Philipp Grubauer resigns with the Colorado Avalanche

Phillip Danault, C, Montreal Canadiens

Projected Contract: 5 years x $6 Million

Teams interested: Rangers, Wild, Blue Jackets

Phillip Danault is considered one of the best defensive centers in the league, and after his impressive playoff run, Danualt is looking for a big contract. There are several in the league that are in need of a top 6 center, but the team that will sign Danualt is a team that has already been very aggressive this offseason, the New York Rangers.

Prediction: Phillip Danault signs with the New York Rangers

Tyson Barrie, D, Edmonton Oilers

Projected Contract: 4 years x $5 Million

Teams interested: Oilers, Hurricanes, Kraken

Tyson Barrie is regarded as one of the top offensive defensemen in the league, leading the league in points by a defenseman this season. Barrie is a major piece of the Oilers’ great power play but is very questionable on the defensive end. After Adam Larsson left for Seattle, the Oilers will keep Barrie to fill their RD need.

Prediction: Tyson Barrie resigns with the Edmonton Oilers

Other Notable Free Agents

Blake Coleman, LW, Tampa Bay Lightning

Projected Contract: 5 years x $5 Million

Teams interested: Oilers, Maple Leafs, Stars

Prediction: Blake Coleman signs with the Dallas Stars

Kyle Palmieri, RW, New York Islanders

Projected Contract: 4 years x $5.5 Million

Teams interested: Islanders, Maple Leafs, Bruins

Prediction: Kyle Palmieri resigns with the New York Islanders

Ryan Suter, D, Minnesota Wild

Projected Contract: 3 years x $3 Million

Teams interested: Panthers, Bruins, Stars

Prediction: Ryan Suter signs with the Florida Panthers

David Savard, D, Tampa Bay Lightning

Projected Contract: 4 years x $4 Million

Teams interested: Lightning, Canadiens, Hurricanes

Prediction: David Savard signs with the Montreal Canadiens

Mike Hoffman, RW, St. Louis Blues

Projected Contract: 4 years x $4.5 Million

Teams interested: Canadiens, Predators, Avalanche

Prediction: Mike Hoffman signs with the Montreal Canadiens

*Did not include free agents that were rumored to have deals in place*

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