The 2019 NHL season has come to an end with the St. Louis Blues being crowned the Stanley Cup Champions after beating the Boston Bruins in seven games. Now everyone's focus will shift to the offseason, where there are some teams that are almost a guarantee to make some huge moves this summer.
4. New York Rangers
The New York Rangers have a lot of cap space this offseason, and there are a bunch of rumors surrounding what they will spend their money on. One thing is for sure, however, and that is that the Rangers will get an amazing player with the second overall pick in the 2019 NHL Draft. The Rangers are a good bet to make a big splash this summer to accelerate their rebuild, while also welcoming some fresh young talent.
3. Los Angeles Kings
The Los Angeles Kings finished near the bottom of the NHL's totem pole this season, and need a plan to return to their glory days where they won two Stanley Cup's in three years. With that being said, they will not get there with their current roster, and will need to make some trades and weigh out all possibilities in free agency. Along with the fifth overall pick, the Kings could be big spenders on the open market.
2. Philadelphia Flyers
The Philadelphia Flyers have a bunch of cap space and are in prime position to sign at least one big free agent this summer, and maybe even make history. The Flyers are one of few teams that could make an irresistible offer to a restricted free agent on an offer sheet, one too large for the player's current team to match. However it plays out, the Flyers are sure to make some big moves maybe as soon as the NHL Draft.
1. Florida Panthers
The Florida Panthers have some salary cap space and are looking to become instant Stanley Cup contenders in one offseason. The Panthers have been the presumptuous frontrunners to land star goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky and have been in the mix for Artemi Panarin as well. The Panthers are not going to let two big free agents fall out of their hands, so expect them to be extremely active on the market.