I think Winnipeg is the most screwed if their rfas hold out for awhile. But who's second. Does Boston hurt with Carlo and McAvoy out? Tampa and Toronto probably has the depth to at least snag a wildcard spot. Have the Flyers got the depth to stay alive?
Also after Nylander's holdout, which RFA has the worst season as a result?
After Winnipeg, I think Colorado could be in the most trouble if they don't sign their RFA early.
Boston (McAvoy, Carlo): They probably have the depth to stay afloat and in the playoffs without the RFAs.
Calgary (Tkachuk, Mangiapane): Tkachuk is the big piece, but they're chances are largely based on the play they get in net.
Carolina (Maenalanen, McKeown): Minimal impact.
Chicago (Perlini): He's not going to make or break their season.
Colorado (Rantanen): They don't have a lot of depth behind their top forward line. Losing Mikko for a significant span of the season would be devastating.
Columbus (Werenski): I don't expect them to contend this year regardless.
Dallas (Honka): Maybe no impact. He may be in the AHL this year.
Los Angeles (Kempe): Not expected to contend regardless.
Minnesota (Fiala): They're ability to contend is questionable anyways.
New Jersey (Zacha): Minimal impact.
NY Rangers (DeAngelo, Lemieux): Minimal impact.
Philadelphia (Provorov, Konecny): They're ability to contend is questionable, but they have depth that can slot in.
Pittsburgh (Pettersson): Minimal impact.
Tampa Bay (Point): Major player, but they have the depth to make up for his absense. They didn't miss Stamkos too much in 2016-17.
Toronto (Marner): Major player, but they have the depth to make up for his absense. They didn't miss Nylander too much in 2018-19.
Vancouver (Boeser, Goldobin): Not expected to contend anyways.
Vegas (Schuldt): Minimal impact.
Winnipeg (Connor, Laine, Comrie): The goalie is a promising prospect, but minimal impact this year. If they can't get the forwards signed it significantly eats into their depth. And they are squarely in their window of Stanley Cup contention right now.