NHL Free Agency: Looking at five intriguing UFA’s still on the board

Ryan Getzlaf #15 of the Anaheim Ducks. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)
Ryan Getzlaf #15 of the Anaheim Ducks. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images) /
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Ryan Getzlaf #15 of the Anaheim Ducks. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images) /

These are five of the more intriguing UFA’s left on the board ahead of the start of NHL Free Agency.

Today is the first day of NHL Free Agency, with all the madness set to begin at Noon Eastern Time, when teams throughout the league will be looking to significantly bolster their rosters ahead of the 2021-22 season.

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We have already seen some big names come off the board, including forward Gabriel Landeskog who re-signed with the Colorado Avalanche on Tuesday, while NHL Insiders are already starting to throw out exclusives when it comes to potential destinations for certain players.

There is less than two hours until NHL Free Agency begins and there should be a plethora of moves within the first hour or so, and the landscape of the league could look quite a lot different by the time we get to tonight.

Therefore, while we still have a bit of time, we’re going to take a look at some of the more interesting Free Agents that remain on the board.

Let’s delve right in, shall we…

NHL Free Agency: Looking at the five most intriguing UFA’s still on the board

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Tomas Tatar #90 of the Montreal Canadiens. (Photo by Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images) /

5. Tomas Tatar

One of the most interesting names that has slipped under the radar prior to NHL Free Agency opening is forward Tomas Tatar, who is still a productive forward in the NHL and he could be a player worth keeping an eye on today.

Having spent the last three seasons with the Montreal Canadiens, Tatar was a potent offensive threat for the Habs with 58 points (25 G, 33 A) in 2018-19 and 61 points (22 G, 39 A) in 2019-20 and, while his production dipped to 30 points (10 G, 20 A) last season, he is still a decent top-six forward for most teams.

Tatar could even be a productive third-line wing for a contender, but he would be a good fit for a team like the Seattle Kraken who need top-six scoring, while the 30-year-old can also be a dangerous weapon on the power play.