The Dallas Stars
Why it could work:
Pittsburgh, Washington, LA, all examples of cup winning teams that had a 1-2 punch down the middle. Seguin and Tavares have the potential to become just that in Dallas. Splash in skilled wingers Alex Radulov and Jamie Benn, and you’ve got a re-balanced top 6. Dallas already missed out on the Ilya Kovalchuk sweepstakes so best believe they’re willing to throw everything at Tavares including top dollar and term.
Why it might not work:
A lack of depth in the bottom 6 means that Tavares will be responsible for a bulk of the scoring in Dallas and they may need to sign or trade for a winger to make Dallas as sexy as possible as a landing spot for Tavares. Dallas also plays in the same division as Winnipeg and Nashville, Tavares may opt to choose a more straightforward route towards the cup.