3 Potential Free-Agent Destinations for Sean Walker

The Colorado Avalanche traded for Sean Walker with hopes he was going to make an impact during the Stanley Cup Playoffs and unfortunately that wasn't the case at all. Walker appeared in 11 postseason games, didn't record a point and was a -5. 

With limited cap space, a need for a new goaltender and a ton of help up front, the Avalanche are likely moving on from Walker, who is set to hit the free-agent market on July 1. Here's three potential free-agent destinations for the Keswick, ON native:

Dallas Stars

The Stars are going to try and re-sign Chris Tanev and if they fail to do so, could have Walker on their radar as a fall back plan. Dallas needs some more depth on their right side and Walker's all-around game is well suited for their playing style. He wouldn't be as defensively sound as Tanev but not many are. The Stars have $16.2 million in cap space to work with this summer and Walker is likely to come in around the $4.5 million mark.

Minnesota Wild

The Wild are looking for defensive depth but they only have $6 million in cap space. Bill Guerin has goaltender Filip Gustavsson who is open to moving to create more cap flexibility and if Guerin can manage to do so, look for Minnesota to have some interest in adding Walker behind stud youngster Brock Faber.

Detroit Red Wings

The Red Wings are likely going to buy out Justin Holl and with a need for help on their right side, could see Walker as a perfect #2 behind Mo Seider. The Red Wings have lots of cap space to work with but Steve Yzerman can't miss like he did last summer on Holl. Walker is a much better option moving forward.

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