It's barely a week into the NHL's unrestricted free-agent period, and the pickings are slim for available talent, as are the potential destinations for the remaining crop of unsigned free agents.
For those players, it now becomes a case of finding a team on which they could fill a pressing need.
Some clubs could use an experienced backup goaltender. Some need either a good puck-moving or shot-blocking defenseman. Others have holes in their forward lines which must be addressed.
The following is a list of the best destinations for the top NHL players still available in this summer's free-agent market.
Age, experience, skills and leadership abilities factored into the compilation of this list.