The NHL鈥檚 2018 unrestricted free agency (UFA) period will begin in less than one month on July 1st. Heading into this summer鈥檚 free agency period
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and James van Riemsdyk.
Still, there a number of other potential UFA signings that no one is talking about this offseason, but could still take place and also have a bigger impact down the road for various NHL teams. Then, there are additional free agents come July 1 that could
ink their names on the official free agent tracker coming from overseas in the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL).
In the pool of skaters that aren鈥檛 receiving as much publicity this upcoming UFA period, there are a few veteran players in the fold that could revive their careers with a new team. But there are also youngsters that are ready to sign their first contract
with a different club in order to try and take their game to the next level.
Teams such as the Dallas Stars and Calgary Flames are in need of adding depth to their offense and at the winger position, while the Vancouver Canucks and New York Rangers may aim to add defensemen that could pan out to be bargains.
19. DALLAS COWBOYS (9-7)
LAST SEASON: Cowboys slid from NFC-best 13 wins to out of playoffs for several reasons, some likely to be addressed in draft. QB Dak Prescott couldn't match numbers from NFL Offensive Rookie of Year season in 2016. Offensive line was inconsistent because
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Bryant had third straight subpar season since signing $70 million contract and was released to avoid big salaries and cap hits in final two years. Team didn't get many big plays from receivers. Because Prescott and OL weren't as good, Cowboys couldn't overcome
star RB Ezekiel Elliott's six-game suspension for domestic violence allegations. Cowboys were playing their best when 2016 NFL rushing leader's legal options ran out eight games into season. Dallas lost first three without him, couldn't recover to make postseason.
Defense was again solid but lacking dynamic playmakers beyond DE DeMarcus Lawrence, second in NFL with 14 1/2 sacks.
THEY NEED: WR, LB, S, OL, DT Authentic Shea Weber Jersey , TE
THEY DON'T NEED: RB, CB, QB
POSSIBLE FIRST PICK: LB Rashaan Evans, Alabama; G Will Hernandez, UTEP; S Derwin James, Florida State; T Kolton Miller, UCLA; WR D.J. Moore, Maryland; WR Calvin Ridley
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OUTLOOK: If Cowboys don't go WR in first round, they will be counting on free agent Allen Hurns to replace Bryant as No. 1 receiver. Hurns flashed potential in four years at Jacksonville, but never big numbers. With Sean Lee's history of injuries and lingering
uncertainty over Jaylon Smith's recovery from bad college knee injury, LB remains priority. Cowboys let steady, versatile Anthony Hitchens go in free agency. Pro Bowl LT Tyron Smith's injury issues exposed lack of depth on OL, so fourth first-rounder in eight
years wouldn't be shock. Could be tackle or guard because Cowboys might consider moving La'el Collins back to LG from RT. If Prescott and Elliott find rookie form again
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franchise could end up in transition with firing of coach Jason Garrett and cloudy future for Prescott two years after Dallas turned to him by releasing Tony Romo, who retired.
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