NHL Trade Speculation: 10 Teams That Need to Avoid Panic Trades

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NHL Trade Speculation: 10 Teams That Need to Avoid Panic Trades
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Quick! Make a trade to improve!

That's being shouted in many NHL cities right now, whether it's true or not. The number of teams dealing with major injuries continues to rise, as now 22 of 30 teams have been forced to handle concussions. As significant players all over the league continue getting hurt, fans want their team's general manager to make a trade for an immediate replacement.

Meanwhile, in other cities, teams or certain players are underwhelming their fans and have found the spotlight of columnists and barstools. The hurry-up-and-win mentality is infectious, even if the road to potential success today could ultimately come at the cost of sustained success down the road.

There are some teams that absolutely need to make a move right now, though. The Anaheim Ducks, Montreal Canadiens, and Tampa Bay Lighting are three teams that should probably consider making a fairly major deal (Ducks to get something to click, the Habs to add scoring, and the Bolts to find an actual goaltender). But there are 10 other teams that might be considering a deal they don't necessarily need to make.

Here are ten teams that should hit the pause button before making a dramatic panic trade.

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