NHL Team Reports

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Winnipeg Jets Hope For Flight Upgrade In The Southeast

The Winnipeg Jets retained their best players from 2011-12 and added two key free agent forwards, but is it enough to climb in the Southeast Division?

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Tampa Bay Lightning Hope Carle, Lindback Improve League's Worst Defense

The Tampa Bay Lightning bled goals against in 2011-12, so GM Steve Yzerman's biggest summer moves addressed the defense and goaltending.

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Phoenix Coyotes Hope To Avoid Becoming Deserted Dogs

If the Phoenix Coyotes lose franchise icon Shane Doan, is it one hit too many for an organization that's perpettually in NHL limbo?

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New York Sticks To Organic Chemistry On The Island of Doctor Snow

As the New York Islanders rebuild enters its fifth season, the team is counting on its stock of prospects like Ryan Strome and Kirill Kabanov to finally bear fruit.

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Philadelphia Flyers Hope Potent Offense Makes Up For Patchwork Defense

Following an off-season in which the Flyers needed to revamp their defensive corps and didn't, will the failure to do so come back to haunt them? It could be a year in which Philly scorers need to...

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Sharks hope changes on bench lead to success

The Sharks did little to change their on-ice product this offseason, but they hope that slight tweaks on the bench will help them reach the promised land.

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Youth Gone Wild: Ottawa Senators Seek Next Step

After a relatively quiet offseason, the Ottawa Senators will continue to dip into a deep prospect pool in an attempt to improve upon last year's No. 8 finish.

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New Jersey Devils Look To Build Upon Eastern Conference Title

The Devils proved many experts wrong last year by not only making the postseason, but coming within two wins of claiming the Stanley Cup. Can they bring about a repeat performance?

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Goaltending still Leafs' Achilles heel

After surprisingly few changes to some of the Maple Leaf's biggest issues, GM Brian Burke appears to be betting more on new head coach Randy Carlyle's defensive focus and internal growth than any...

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Nashville Predators On Brink Of An Identity Crisis?

After "loading up" for a playoff run and an offseason of uncertainty and upheaval, the Nashville Predators face new struggles to maintain their longstanding identity.

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Montreal Canadiens Seek Escape From Basement Habitat

The Montreal Canadiens added mostly depth signings through free agency, but through re-signings and staff shuffles, new GM Marc Bergevin has already put his stamp on the team.

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Fans Wild About Zach Parise, Ryan Suter, But Is Minnesota Better?

The Minnesota Wild made the biggest of big splashes this offseason, but will they actually be a better team?

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Los Angeles Kings Stand Pat After Long-Awaited Ascent To Throne

What does Los Angeles Kings GM Dean Lombardi get this summer for a team that has won everything? Nothing.

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Florida Panthers To Enter New Season With Litter Box Full Of Questions

Despite their surprising run to the Southeast Division crown, the Florida Panthers enter the 2012-13 season with so many questions that it's difficult to see them successfully defending it.

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Hitching their way to the Cup?

St. Louis struggled out of the gate last year under the hand of Davis Payne, but that all changed when Ken Hitchcock was given the reigns. Could this be the year they finally break through?

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Edmonton Oilers Add More Young Wealth, Patience To Reserves

For Edmonton Oilers GM Steve Tambellini in the summer 2012 offseason, what do you get a team that has everything, or rather has three straight first-overall picks? Not much.

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Ken Holland Misses On Big Fish, Forcing Detroit To Wing It

Ken Holland entered the offseason with a ton of cash and several holes to fill. After striking out on several free agent targets, the Red Wings could begin the season with those holes.

Dallas Stars Get Older, Search For Postseason Under 2nd-Year Head Coach Glen Gulutzan

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The Dallas Stars have added plenty of experience to their roster this offseason. After a close brush with the postseason a year ago, they'll look to finally surpass the playoff bubble under...

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Columbus Blue Jackets Still In Search Of Answers

After an offseason of extensive upheavals, Blue Jackets general manager Scott Howson has almost totally changed over the Columbus roster, but has he truly fixed their root problems?

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Rocky Colorado Avalanche Rebuild Rolls Forward

These are not the bold moves of a team looking to make a statement, but with the addition of P.A. Parenteau and expected improvement from young players, the Avalanche should take a small step...

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Chicago Blackhawks Could Face Crossroads In 2012-13

Though there have been rumors that maybe one of the bigger names in Chicago could be on the move, the squad stayed put during the summer. Will things stay that way?

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Hurricanes Look To Staal Capitals, Panthers In Southeast Division

With Jordan Staal joining brother Eric in Carolina, the Hurricanes hope their big spending this summer pays off in the suddenly competitive Southeast Division.

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Stop Feaster Fires: Avoiding Rebuild, Jay Feaster Keeps Calgary Flames Playoff Hopes Burning

The most pragmatic of Flames fans think aging franchise icon Jarome Iginla should have been traded yesterday, but GM Jay Feaster has faith in what he inherited and what he's brought in.

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Darcy Regier Changes Strategy, Sharpens Sabres Without Big Free Agent Splash

After making a big splash in free agency one summer ago, Darcy Regier and the Sabres have changed their strategy. Can their new trade acquisitions hoist Buffalo back into the postseason?

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Change In Goal A Rask Worth Taking After Quiet Boston Bruins Offseason

It's been a quiet offseason for the Boston Bruins ... if you ignore their goaltending situation. Tim Thomas has left the team, leaving Tuukka Rask a chance to finally grab the starting gig for good.

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Anaheim Looking To Duck Slow Start, Continue Improvements

Anaheim could be heading for some improvements, and may even make the playoffs. Just how much of an upgrade may just be dependent on what type of moves the remainder of the summer yields.

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