Capitals Rumors: 3 Potential Landing Spots for Max Pacioretty

Washington Capitals forward Max Pacioretty is a notable pending UFA heading into the offseason. The veteran forward should get a good amount of attention if he hits the market. Let’s discuss three teams who could be in the mix for his services now.

Tampa Bay Lightning: The Tampa Bay Lightning should look to add to their top nine this offseason. They need more secondary scoring, and Pacioretty could give them just that. On an affordable one-year deal, there could be a match here. 

Florida Panthers: There were rumblings that Pacioretty was open to being moved to the Florida Panthers at the deadline. If the Panthers lose some of their pending UFAs, Pacioretty could be someone they target this offseason. He would be a nice addition to their top nine and power play.

New York Rangers: The New York Rangers were connected to Pacioretty this season, and they certainly could target him again during this offseason. He would be a nice upgrade over Blake Wheeler in their top nine and could be worth adding on a one-year deal because of it.

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