1. Dougie Hamilton
True No. 1 defensemen in their prime like Hamilton rarely hit the open market. When they do, they get paid handsomely (see Pietrangelo, Alex).
2. Gabriel Landeskog
The longtime Avs captain is a premier two-way winger with all sorts of intangibles, although there are questions about how Landeskog's physical game will age over the duration of a long-term deal.
3. Alex Ovechkin
Nothing to see here. Ovechkin is seemingly a lock to re-sign in Washington.
4. Blake Coleman
An excellent defensive forward who's played at a 20-goal pace for three straight seasons, Coleman is set for a massive raise.
5. Alec Martinez
Martinez, a reliable two-way defender with playoff pedigree coming off a career-best offensive season, will be a tempting add for any contender needing help on the back end.
6. Phillip Danault
Centers are always in demand during free agency. Danault, one of the game's elite shutdown pivots, will be no different despite his offensive limitations.
7. Philipp Grubauer
Grubauer was a Vezina Trophy finalist this past season. However, his goals saved above expected (GSAx) indicates a solid yet unspectacular netminder who was propped up by an excellent team in front of him.
8. Ryan Suter
Suter's buyout was much more surprising than teammate Zach Parise's. The veteran blue-liner can still be a serviceable No. 4 defenseman.