3 Potential Free-Agent Destinations for Kevin Lankinen

The NHL's goalie market has taken shape early on this offseason, meanwhile there's still some experienced goaltenders who need jobs for next season. Kevin Lankinen, formally of the Nashville Predators is one experienced netminder who has yet to sign a new contract.

The Predators have re-signed Juuse Saros long term, they brought in Scott Wedgewood off the free-agent market and they have top prospect Yaroslav Askarov who is looking for a regular NHL position. Needless to say there's no room for Lankinen. Here's three potential free-agent destinations still on the table:

San Jose Sharks

As it stands right now, the San Jose Sharks have just Mackenzie Blackwood signed for next season and while they are still at the beginning of their rebuild, need to add a veteran goalie to take some of the heat off Blackwood. Lankinen went 11-6-0 last season with a 2.82 GAA, he's more than capable of being a tandem partner for Blackwood in San Jose.

Colorado Avalanche

This would be a third-string case with something to prove. The Avalanche haven't been thrilled with their goaltending depth for years and frankly looked to move on from Alexandar Georgiev this summer but didn't find any takers. They missed out on Linus Ullmark and now need to find another goalie with NHL experience to add to their depth chart. Lankinen and his 112 games provides that and he could push Justus Annunen for the backup role.

Vancouver Canucks

The Canucks have Thatcher Demko locked up as their starter, they lost Casey DeSmith in free agency and are banking on Arturs Silovs in the back up role, however don't have many options for the third-string spot. Lankinen could fill in perfectly and fill this role in Vancouver. At 6-foot-2, it would give the Canucks three big goalies for their team to develop next season.

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