The NHL regular season came to a close last week and the top eight remaining teams in each conference will battle it out for the right to hoist Lord Stanley's Cup.
These 16 teams have had success by putting together the best lineups by way of free agency, the draft and through trades.
However, as powerful as these lineups may be now, the rosters could lose some talent come July and the start of free agency if teams fail to re-sign their key players.
Whether a top-scoring forward, a shut-down defenseman or a future franchise-goaltender, each team has some tough decisions to make this offseason.
Each team will have to figure out whether or not its players are worth being re-signed or if they could be replaced by other options.
These ten players have shown with their play that they not only deserve to be re-signed by their respective teams, but they deserve an increase in pay.
If their current teams cannot meet their demands, you can guarantee there is another team out there that is willing to make these talented players happy.