Mathew Barzal is the No. 1 RFA on the market for 2020, and while the volume of top-end stars doesn’t match what we saw this past off-season, there’s no shortage of quality talent in need of new contracts before 2020-21.
Please, we pray to the hockey gods, let’s not see a repeat of what happened this past summer.
The 2019 RFA class was full of star power, with Mitch Marner, Mikko Rantanen, Brayden Point, Matthew Tkachuk, Patrik Laine, Kyle Connor and a host of others overshadowing the talent from the UFA pool. The process of getting each team’s biggest stars locked up lasted months, with a few contracts held up until the start of NHL training camp. It was brutal for everyone involved and something nobody wants to repeat.
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