With the NHL playoffs getting set to begin on Wednesday, 16 teams are getting ready for a long road to the Stanley Cup, while the remaining 14 teams get a head start on answering questions that need to be resolved in the off-season.
All but a few teams have a glaring need that has kept them from being successful that must be addressed. Even some of the playoff teams are in need of something or someone that would give them a better shot at the Stanley Cup.
In this slideshow, I will be the listing only the need of the team, not giving any sort of player the team might go after in a trade. For some teams, it's replacing a player that is either assured of or will be possibly leaving. For others, it's a hole that was in this year's team that can't be there next season.
Without further ado, here is the biggest need for each of the NHL teams.