DALLAS MORNING NEWS: Mike Heika makes his "educated guesses" on where the top UFAs could wind up.



Player Old team New team Comment
Mike Modano Dallas San Jose Stars' needs are on defense
Sergei Zubov Dallas Dallas Stars' needs are on defense
Markus Naslund Vancouver Anaheim If Brian Burke can make this work
Paul Kariya Colorado Vancouver It's time for Kariya to come home
Derian Hatcher Detroit Dallas Loves Texas and Detroit has to cut salary
Scott Niedermayer New Jersey Philadelphia Bob Clarke will find a way
Curtis Joseph Detroit St. Louis They need a goalie, he needs a home
Nikolai Khabibulin Tampa Bay Tampa Bay Goalie market is kind of tight
Adam Foote Colorado Montreal Bob Gainey likes to build around defense
Peter Forsberg Colorado Colorado How can they let him go?
Eric Lindros NY Rangers Chicago This would be the perfect fit for Lindros
Jason Allison Los Angeles Florida Good fit reuniting with Mike Keenan
Player Old team New team Comment
Ziggy Palffy Los Angeles Chicago Goal-scoring still is a premium
Mike Rathje San Jose Dallas The Stars need another defenseman
Pavol Demitra St. Louis Atlanta The Blues will be sorry if they let him go
Chris Osgood St. Louis Detroit He's a good goalie who would fit in
Glen Murray Boston Los Angeles The Kings have to get somebody
Alexei Zhitnik Buffalo Buffalo In the end, he likes it there
Alexei Kovalev Montreal Pittsburgh He fits perfectly into their scheme
Brian Rafalski New Jersey New Jersey Cheaper than Niedermayer
Adrian Aucoin NY Islanders Vancouver Canucks have room and need D-man
Joe Nieuwendyk Toronto Toronto He'll be a bargain and play well
Brian Leetch Toronto NY Rangers A legend deserves to finish at home