from Neil Greenberg of Capitals Insider,
For starters, Shane Doan of the Coyotes should get a long, hard look. One of the few true top-six forwards available as an unrestricted free agent, Doan is a 16-year NHL veteran who has scored 20 or more goals in 11 of the last 12 seasons. Last year, the Coyotes captain had 50 points in 79 games, with nine more in 16 playoff games….
Here is a dark horse candidate for a top six forward slot: Mikael Samuelsson . He plays a solid game in all three zones, averaged 15:57 of ice time over 48 games this season and posted 28 points (13 G, 15 A), with six of those goals delivered during the man advantage….
On the defensive side, Matt Carle could be a great addition to the Washington blueline. Despite not putting up eye-popping offensive numbers (4 goals and 34 assists this season), the left-handed shooter has a good two-way game, moves the puck well and can join the rush….
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