3 Potential Free-Agent Destinations for Tyson Barrie

Tyson Barrie went through an up-and-down season in Nashville. The Predators decided to take the offensive defenseman off of power-play duties and eventually put Barrie into the press box as a healthy scratch. Not to anyone's surprise the Predators moved on and didn't bother offering a contract for next season.

Barrie is still among the list of available free agents as we reach day four of free agency. Here's three teams who may end up signing the 33-year-old blueliner:

San Jose Sharks

Mike Grier has shown he's open to adding veterans to his rebuilding roster and after Alex Wennberg and Tyler Toffoli joined, Barrie could be next. The Sharks have a ton of cap space left and they only have five defensemen on their NHL roster at the moment. Barrie could sign a one-year contract and end up on the first power-play and playing top-four minutes. He recorded 15 points in 41 games last season and could give the Sharks' offense a boost.

Pittsburgh Penguins

Kyle Dubas acquired Barrie in Toronto and the Penguins need at least one more NHL defenseman on their roster so there could be a match here. Having Erik Karlsson and Barrie on the same power-play would be fun to watch, however some people would have concerns about the defensive side of things when at even strength. Pittsburgh has $3.5 million available in cap space and recently missed out on Vladimir Tarasenko. 

Minnesota Wild

The Wild don't have much for cap space so if Barrie wants to head to Minnesota it will be around $1 million on a one year deal. The Wild need more offense, they need help on the power play and Barrie has all the tools to help out in both areas.

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