Flames, Oilers and Kraken are the clubs shaping up to carry out notable movements in this sector.
Several unrestricted free agents will be moving on or signing new contracts with their current teams. And some teams will go shopping to fill any gaps their respective teams may have.
This is the panorama of the Pacific Division clubs facing the free agency market.
The Ducks need help on their defensive line. It has been speculated that they could go for an old acquaintance. At the 2021-22 trade deadline, they sent Josh Manson to the Colorado Avalanche. Now they have him in their sights again. The 30-year-old logged 18:59 minutes on the ice in the 67 games he played with Colorado and Anaheim. He also produced 16 points (six points and ten assists). In the postseason, he had eight points (three goals and five assists) en route to winning the Stanley Cup with the Avalanche.
Calgary's number one priority is retaining star Johnny Gaudreau, who could enter the agency market as the hottest player. The left-wing, who turns 29 in August, was tied for the second-best points haul in 2021-22 by recording 115 (40 goals and 75 assists).
Oilers general manager Ken Holland has indicated the team is focused on acquiring a starting goalie. The market for this position is rapidly evaporating. Two potential unrestricted free agents have already defined their situations, Marc-André Fleury and Ville Husso. Jack Campbell and Darcy Kuemper stand out as the most attractive star goalkeepers that could be available.